Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from The Pursuit of Mary Bennet.

gorse- A spiny yellow-flowered European shrub.

bard- A professional poet, employed by a patron.

5 comments:

  1. I've heard bard used to refer to Shakespeare - I didn't realize it meant he had a patron. Does the gorse have berries? For some reason gorse berries sound familiar to me.

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  2. How lovely to see a picture of gorse. I've read the word in novels and knew it was a flower, but I didn't know what it looked like.

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  3. It reminds me of a cactus. That yellow is so pretty.

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  4. Bermudaonion- Gorse produces brown to black seeds in grey hairy pods.

    Margot- It is a pretty yellow.

    Tea norman- Yes, it is prickly.

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  5. I know gorse because they have it in New Zealand and Tasmania (brought over from England with the early settlers, although I'm not sure why). I knew Shakespeare is referred to as the bard, but had no idea as to a specific meaning.

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