Bonus Wordle – Shakespearian Style

It’s Monday and Wordle challenge!

And here are your words as provided by Cressida de Nova.

1. bough
2. distils [*alternate spelling of distills]
3. owls
4. musk [a strong-smelling reddish-brown substance that is secreted by the male musk deer for scent-marking and is an important ingredient in perfumery| a relative of the monkey flower that was formerly cultivated for its musky perfume, which has been lost in the development of modern varieties| *late Middle English: from late Latin muscus, from Persian mušk, perhaps from Sanskrit muṣka ‘scrotum’ (because of the similarity in shape of a musk deer’s musk bag)]
5. viol [a musical instrument of the Renaissance and baroque periods, typically six-stringed, held vertically and played with a bow]
6. stained
7. swagger
8. sodden
9. strike
10. tinctured [be tinged, flavored, or imbued with a slight amount of| denoting a dye or pigment|‘imparted quality,’ likened to a tint imparted by a dye]
11. cowslip [a European primula with clusters of drooping fragrant yellow flowers in spring, growing on dry grassy banks and in pasture]
12. villain

The bough tremored slightly as the owls watched from above, their call akin to a viol restrain on the wind.
The tinctured sky hugged their silhouettes, water droplets distilled by Nature’s warmth clung to the cowslips below, each a diamond under its own sunbeam.
The muskiness on the air heralded the strike, an arrogant swagger leading to a fight for supremacy as blood soddened and stained the landscape.
The victor was no villain, just younger and stronger than his opponent, such was the way of the rutting season.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Bonus Wordle – Shakespearian Style

  1. Cressida says:

    This is beautiful. You have made the words sing. Thank you.

  2. scribblersdip says:

    I agree with Cressida’s comment – the words sing Di! They really do!

    This is simple and yet it captures the essence and offers us tangible results, a scene unfolding, magically before our eyes. With a harder, and unexpected ending – but still fitting – as are cycles and nature’s way.

    Well done and thanks for playing the wordle this week 🙂

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