Wednesday, July 22, 2009


Major Drumthwacket
Cradled his snare
In perfect cadence with
Princetonian air

Three Word Wednesday offered these: Cradle, Perfect, Snare


  1. I. Love. This.

    Perfection in four lines.


  2. I second Paschal. I had to read it out loud four times. It just rolls around in your mouth...

  3. With swift resolve, you indeed ventured all in one victorious, melodious beat for our 3WW reading pleasure!

  4. I bow to you, sir. Great four lines, it does just roll off the tongue. I'm digging it.

  5. Roll, crackle, marvel, sparkle...

    All inadequate ways of describing something beyond decription.

    (I liked this a lot...)

  6. i know very little about music, and hate to admit I don't know what a snare is... and I was even married to a drummer once upon a time. Your words still create images in my head.

  7. Ah much said in 4 lines...Love this.

  8. One big round of thank you's. I'll be honest, I thought this was something of a throwaway. I was pressed for time and I just did a little free association with the words. Snare made me think drum, drum made me think drum major, invert those to major drum, drum what?

    Drumthwacket! I've always loved this name. It's always made me think of something out of Beowulf. Anyone who doesn't know, Drumthwacket is the New Jersey Govenors mansion. It was built in the 1830's in Princeton. It was acquired by the state and refurbished in the 1980's.

    There is alot of mixed imagery in this in hindsight. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it!

  9. I'll be humming along with this for a long time!

  10. Of course, it was a throwaway: just underscores its brilliant charm.