Wordplay #26 The Last One


Wordplay #26  Zaftig

zaf-tig> full-figured: with a full-figured body

What can she say, she’s a wordaholic.
Made her way, one day at a time,
from A to Z without a skip. Had
thought exercise was supposed
to slim, but finds her vocabulary
now has a far more zaftig definition.

Elizabeth Crawford  5/27/11

Notes: Thanks to all who stuck with me for the last few weeks. Hope someone else will take up the challenge and do twenty-six more. I’d really like to be on the reading end of this one. By the way, zaftig comes from Yiddish, via High German, meaning juicy.  Love it.


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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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16 Responses to Wordplay #26 The Last One

  1. Ha! This zaftig lady is off for the weekend – I enjoyed these explorations, Elizabeth. E you Monday when I’m back.


  2. Tilly Bud says:

    I’m adding it to my 101/1001 challenges because I’ve really enjoyed reading these.

    I may not use them in poems but slot them into my prose posts.

    Thanks for the fun!


  3. pamelasayers says:

    I have missed quite a few of these, Elizabeth. I love the poem. The word does have that Yiddish ring to it. I had many friends in New York, and their parents spoke the idioma. Fond memories for me.



    • 1sojournal says:

      I have never interacted with anyone who spoke yiddish, have only read it in the novels I read, but am somehow drawn to it, again and again. Thanks Pamela,



  4. Good job! I’m so pleased to know you!


  5. lucychili says:

    thanks for these they have been fascinating


  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    A wordaholic… I love it! Now I know what my problem is…


    • 1sojournal says:

      Actually, I was seriously thinking about starting this piece with,

      “Hi, my name is Elizabeth and I’m a wordoholic.”

      Straight out of the AA Big Book. The only problem with that is that I truly believe I got my addiction as a gift from my Higher Power. I do however, say the serenity prayer on occasion, lol.



  7. Marinela says:

    A wordaholic… love this one 🙂

    Beautiful page and really great creative work 🙂

    Bullying Poems


  8. pmwanken says:

    Zaftig. There’s a new word to describe me!! 🙂


    Loved the poem!! If only these exercises in writing would be slimming!! I guess I could always choose the “Arial Narrow” font! 😉



    • 1sojournal says:

      Paula, I was giggling when I wrote it for the exact same reason. I’m not sure the font change would help me at all. Thanks for visiting and glad you enjoyed it,



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