Wacky Wednesday: January 13

Today is filled with many things. We have some great words, some remembrances, and some trivial things to celebrate. We continue our exploration into old English insults with Raggabrash. This word refers to a disorganized or grubby person. We all know someone who always seems out-of-sorts no matter how much they plan ahead. Next we have Rakefire. This refers to a visitor who outstays their welcome. This used to mean, and the name comes from, someone who stayed so late the dying coals in the fireplace would need to be raked over to keep it burning. 

We’ll start our holidays off with the token food holiday. Today is National Peach Melba Day. This is a dessert with peaches, vanilla ice cream, and raspberry sauce. It may even include whipped cream and a cherry on top. Today is also Korean American Day commemorating the first Korean immigrants coming to the United States in 1903. And it’s Stephen Foster Memorial Day celebrating the music of the first US composer. He’s songs include “Oh, Susanna,” and “Camptown Races.” And finally, today is also National Rubber Ducky Day and National Sticker Day. Someone makes stickers of rubber duckies, right?

The Tales of Enderas: Dolphin’s Paradise

this is a wonderful day
the Ocean is where i play
on such days as this one is
of course this is where i live
so ev’ry day i am here
to swim to the beach so near
if only my friends could see
how much this land means to me
the beauty of the Coastline
the image i keep as mine
i would hate to see this lost
i would pay whatever cost
to keep my sanctuary
where this Dolphin is merry

The next poem in the series coming Jan 18. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.

The Tales of Enderas: Faded Memories

Darkness in the land so cold
where all legends grow so old
tales of beasts that fought at night
as the sun fell out of sight
centuries passed so they say
myths and legends fade away
no memories to recall
they don’t exist after all
the Dragon and the Winged Horse
fairy tales and myths of course
but no light has shown since then
when Justice fought against Sin
a chill haunts this broken land
a place that once was so grand

The next poem in the series coming Jan 12. From the poetry collection Pariah Bound: The Lonesome Poetry.