Wednesday, March 9, 2011

They said, "It's too dainty a tune
to be played on a contrabassoon."
But the thought tantalized him,
And so he surprised them
With a haunting rendition of bass Clair de Lune.

Dainty;  adjective: Delicate and pretty or choice, delicious and tasty; noun: something delicious, especially a small piece of food.

Haunting; adjective: Evoking strong emotion, especially a sense of sadness, that persists for a long time.

Tantalize; transitive verb: To tease or torment people by letting them see, but not have, something they desire; to cause one to be tantalized.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Obit for an Oceanographer

Did I mention the fate of the fearless first mate
who dove into the deep with the best of intentions?
Well, sadly, along with his fidgety nature,
he'd a curious affinity for explosive inventions
and, mingled, this duo of inherited traits
created a splash of unequaled dimensions.

This weeks words: Affinity, fidget, mention.