Welcome to our subnivean world
Where the sun will never shine.
I sense your uneasiness with the gloom.
You wonder why we choose to exist
In this silent and cheerless place.
I will play the morosoph to answer;
The decision was ultroneous,
Simply because we had no other choice.
And now there is nowhere else to go.
Perhaps this is also true for you.
See how our refuge keeps us sheltered and warm?
Here we are safe from the rasorial creatures,
Far from the predators in their bosky copse
And the bitter cold above us.
Here there is little to fear.
Stay with us and let your anger soften,
Your fighting spirit and your bitterness melt.
Bear us no ill will and you will be protected.
You will be one with us.
We will play cockal in the darkness
To while away the winter hours,
Nights and days passing in a fog of promnesia.
I think you will get used to it, this somnolent existence.
If not, the alternative is to leave.
Perhaps to die.
Ah, I see you have made up your mind.
A wise decision.
Welcome to our subnivean world.
No excuses for missing a Trifecta Challenge since now there will be just one a week instead of two. This weeks word is the 3rd definition of “melt” – to make tender or gentle, soften.
I have never written a blog post with footnotes (and I’m not about to start) but I am including some definitions of weird words of the day from Wordnik so that the above will make some small modicum of sense. I love learning new words. If you don’t need these definitions – wow, you have a very impressive vocabulary. If you do need them, you’re welcome. Make these words your own and impress your nerdy friends.
subnivean – Situated or carried on under the snow, an insulated area between packed snow and the ground where small animals take refuge
morosoph – A philosophical or learned fool, jester This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning ‘foolishly wise.’
promnesia – The illusory consciousness that an event, now happening for the first time, has been experienced before. Also paramnesia, deja vu
ultroneous – Spontaneous; voluntary, from the Latin ‘ultro,’ of one’s own accord.
rasorial – Given to scratching the ground for food, as poultry;
cockal – A game played with the anklebones of a sheep in the place of dice.
bosky – Woody; consisting of or covered with bushes; full of thickets.
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