Prior to stopping at a restaurant on October 4, 2005, during a long drive to Baltimore, I had received a phone call. During the phone call, the caller said that someone had just told him about a woman whom I had not seen for 28 years. For the next 100+ miles to the restaurant, my mind was fixed on a specific 1975 photograph of the woman; a photograph that resided in an old album sequestered to a storage closet shelf. …thus, as I sat in the restaurant on October 4, 2005, a poem was born.
Odd Words from the Oxford Dictionarie Barmecide: illusory or imaginary and therefore disappointing. cacoethes: an urge to do something inadvisable. cerulean: deep sky blue. deasil: clockwise or in the direction of the sun’s course. etui: a small ornamental case for holding needles, cosmetics, and other articles. fugacious: transient or fleeting. logomachy: an argument about words. opsimath: a person who begins to learn or study late in life. pother: a commotion or fuss. superbious: proud and overbearing. vagarious: erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction.