Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Use this word in a poem . . .

This week's theme: Words borrowed from Irish. (From A Word a Day)

dornick (DOR-nik) noun

1. A piece of rock small enough to throw.
[From Irish dornog (small stone, literally fistful).]

. . . and be nice.



Martha Silano said...

And he shall be the one to throw the first . . . dornick?

People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw dornicks.

Like a rolling dornick . . .

Leave no dornick unturned.

(I never realized how many dornicks there were in our idiomatic-rich culture)

Okay, I accept the challenge!

Maggie May Ethridge said...

the lake leavens your features
you are as smooth as stone
small decay set in the space
between your lips
i must not place my mouth
on your mouth,
invite the slow rattling tongue.
a tunnel of rocks births your form
i see you on the horizon of water
a durnick falls from my fingers
i will not mark your body.

hi! i'm new to the blogsphere.
i like a challenge! i don't think this works though. durnick sticks out like a stranger in this poem.


Premium T. said...

Dude.....I got soooooo dornicked last night......

Peter said...

MS: Nice.
MME: Welcome!

Pamela said...

The Rolling Dornicks Live--and Keith Richards...(He's self-taxidermy at its finest).

Peter said...

Pamela: Hehehehe!

How about "Kiss the Blarney Dornick." Or "Kill two birds with one dornick." "Sticks and dornick may break my bones . . ." and "You can't get blood from a dornick."