Wordle – Night Moves

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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 owls swagger within the boughs of the apple tree. Their song reminiscent of a viol. It strikes a nerve like a villain.

My nightly trek. Moonlight harvesting of cowslip for tinctured distils. Instead my sweat sodden clothes smell of cheap musk. This night stains my mind. There something unnatural about.

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10 thoughts on “Wordle – Night Moves

  1. Another wonderfully precise and well honed wordle Mark. I really like the tension and edge – how the song is like a viol and it strikes a chord like a villain – this is choice! This piece just glows – and I like the ending – the line – the night stains my mind. Definitely does the trick!

    Thanks for playing the wordle this week Mark 🙂 As always, a pleasure to read 🙂

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      1. LOL – not because it’s particularly funny “haha” but because I understand – sometimes you sit there and think, “what?” and it’s all a jumble, but you did a great job with it, even if it wasn’t easy at first. 🙂

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