love · poetry · prose

Loudhailer

Friday, March 15, 2019. Daily Brit Wit. Loudhailer:  Noun, British  An electronic device used to amplify the sound of a person's voice so that it can be heard at a distance; a megaphone. "Your echo lives inside my heart like a calcified bone nuzzled in snug, skin to skin; or like a silhouette I can't be… Continue reading Loudhailer

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Milliard

Thursday, March 14, 2019. Daily Brit Wit. Milliard:  Noun, British  One thousand million (a term now largely superseded by billion). From French mille 'thousand' and milliart 'million.' "I shed dried up glitter tears whenever you flit across my mind (daily, many times hourly) and my cheeks are stained with a permanent shine I want no association you see, it's been… Continue reading Milliard

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Clot

Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Daily Brit Wit. Clot:  Noun, British informal  A foolish or clumsy person. "I love you in the evenings when the shadows darken the world, hovering between realities, from forehead kisses or laughter that sounds like a piano's crescendo. I love you in the mornings when your hair's a curly mess and your eyebrows… Continue reading Clot

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Hen

Monday, March 11, 2019. Daily Brit Wit. Hen:  Noun, Scottish  Used as an affectionate term of address to a girl or woman. "Melancholy lingers in the air inside a decrepit mansion outside Derbyshire surrounded by waist-high wildflowers and uncut grass echoes of a wondrous love tale beaten into the chipping paint if we close our eyes… Continue reading Hen

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Cushty

Friday, March 8, 2019. Daily Brit Wit. Cushty:  Adjective, British informal  Very good or pleasing. "I miss you achingly when the wind blows south and the trees shiver echoing your silhouette huddled on the couch so many chilly nights spent teasing and cuddling you. I miss you softly when I watch sunrises every other Saturday morning a… Continue reading Cushty