Ode To A Diving Otter


Challenged by NaPoWriMo to use ten words from some hypothetical specialist dictionary I am meant to have lying around the place, I sniffed miffily and went online to play with Scrabble dictionaries. Prepare yourself for a short, sharp burst of alliteration. Ooooooooo…..

(Also, this video of a diving sea otter)

Observe the otter oscillate

and over-roll, obsidian-wet,

ogive-headed oceanaut,

oligarch of oysterbeds ornate

as origami from the Orient,

his ogee-outline oiltight,

ombré, opalescent.


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