Wednesday, December 12, 2012

World of Words Wednesday - Wednesday Memes

What do you think would be the hardest job for you to do?
I think the hardest job would be to be a perfect mom! Not sure it exists but I do know a few moms whom I aspire more to be like but even getting to that point is going to be a toughie. I know there are many a time when my little ones come and say to me, "you are the bestest mommy ever". And I feel that I am but on others when I raise my voice or am unable to spend time with them because of another meeting or some other something, I do not feel so at all. But this job of mine is definitely worth it.

For ABC Wednesday :- the letter V - The Versatile Sari
Image source: Wikimedia Commons
|Source=Watercolor by Rao Bahadur M. V. Dhurandhar. |Author=M. V. Dhurandhar. |Date=1928

For dVerse Poets Pub, Three Word Wednesday(lavish, dangle, abnormal) and  Imaginary Garden with Real Toads:
Words from Real Toads: An Ink-Stained Word List - Those who read Izy Gruye's interview of De Jackson last week will know that she threw out a challenge to all commentators to share their favourite word, and suggested we use the list of words as inspiration for poetry. Well, we love a challenge at Real Toads. Here follows "the list" of 30 words. Remember that a poem can be built around a single word, but you are free to use as many as you need to express your creative ideas. - Use one or more: Linoleum, ubiquitous serendipity, synchronicity,  voice rejoice silence gypsy slumber endless peace butterfly indigo paw alabaster bedazzled idea magical patience hope sacred ejaculation periwinkle orangey mariposa briar shingadoogie snicklefritz horsefeathers  Bonus word: chthonic
I was able to use all the words in this poem except one which I could not fit here:). This is my first time joining here at Real Toads.
Oh my little snicklefritz, you are the sweetest little miss
When you are all grown up, you will still be my snicklefritz.
I remember you on the old linoleum floor, chasing an indigo butterfly out the door
You are certainly ubiquitous; Synchronicity is in your repertoire.
I sometimes need patience, lots of it - in abundance
Patience seemingly endless, to balance your exuberance
I am bedazzled by your smile, by your ability to talk a mile
a minute and your ideas magical, by your hope that everything is worthwhile
No chthonic paw can reach you dear, for mother is here, do not fear
So dream of indigo periwinkles, of horsefeathers made of alabaster.
How I always feel at peace, in slumber when you are at ease
An orangey mariposa on a briar brings a smile, how easy you are to please.
I definitely rejoice, when I hear your voice
And in those rare moments of silence, your presence gives me the best of joys.
Was it serendipity that made you mine, a gypsy’s foretelling or something divine?
Whatever it is -it is sacred, this shingadoogie that made you mine.
No matter what lavish bits, or abnormally wonderful benefits
Are dangled before me, I will never trade my  snicklefritz

Thanks to and
  • The word Snicklefritz (sometimes spelled in other variations, such as Schnickelfritz) is known in certain cultures as a term of affection.[1] Most uses of the term are applied to young children, as a reference to a mischievous or talkative child
  • Horsefeathers - Nonsense; foolishness.
  • Cerumen – earwax
  • Liripipe = tail of academic hood: a long tail hanging from the back of an academic hood
  • Oxter - chiefly Scottish & Irish: armpit
  • mariposa - Spanish for butterfly
  • Puckeroo - broken: broken, destroyed, or not working
  • Definition of SPANGHEW dial Brit. transitive verb: to throw violently into the air; esp: to throw (a frog) into the air from the end of a stick . 
  • Bumf – noun, British . 1. Slang. toilet paper. 2. memoranda, official notices, or the like
  • Floccinaucinihilipilification - The act of estimating something to be worthless.
Link back to all these wonderful memes to read others' works (and believe you me, they are all wonderful - the memes and the people who contribute to them) and to play along.


  1. huh thanks for the definitions there in the end...snicklefritz...pretty cool word....i felt your verse was addressing a child...interesting how you spun the words as well...

    1. thank you Brian.. such words always have me googling them

  2. Love it! What a sweet little tribute. I love that you got so many of the words in here! :)


  3. I love the sweet "note"! I also really like the word... Floccinaucinihilipilification - I wish I knew how to pronounce it... I would use it in a sentence. :)

    I gave you the blog award "Liebster" - go and visit me and see what it's all about!! :)

  4. My paternal grandparents called me "snicklefritz" for years! I LOVE that word!

    1. that is so nice:) i am going to call my little one that as well since she is one:)

  5. A big HUGE "AWE". So very sweet and grateful, this poem.


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