Margaret Simon is our host today at www.ethicalela.com, inviting us to write etymology poems, or definito poems. I chose the word Quirky for today, since I will be the host tomorrow for Quirky poems.
Quirky was born in 1873
to the adjective family tree,
wrapped upside-down in
a blanket different from all the rest.
peculiar, off-beat, bizarre
eccentric, outlandish and
strange in an oddly appealing way,
in the same year in the
word hospital as bumfuzzled,
capisce, and wordsmith.
So wear the mismatched socks.
March to your own beat. Be quirky!
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.