varia, noun. miscellany, especially a literary miscellany
longueur, noun. a dull and tedious section or passage (as of a book)
On the worst days
I stop at the bookstore and pick up strays:
Neglected volumes arrayed on aging shelves,
Dust-grayed varia patiently waiting
I carefully pull them from near-toppling piles
And they prop me up.
On the best days
I curl in my nest and savor longueur:
Passages too tedious for everyday,
Text-black pages patiently waiting
I happily travel their meandering paths
And they bring me home.
I think it's time for me to stop posting poetry - I have other writing to do now.
But I would still like to post words if that's okay.
So, I could do with a new theme. Any requests? Garden-related words? Obscure words used in science fiction shows? High-scoring Scrabble words? Fermented foods and beverages? (I have a book that would allow me to keep a fermentation theme going for years.)
I'll attempt any theme at least once. Although I suppose it isn't really a theme until I've tried it at least twice.
Has anyone heard from nerdfury lately?