Thursday, September 18, 2014

Nouns of Assemblage - A List Poem by Marion

Nouns of Assemblage
A List Poem Assembled by Marion

A murmuration of starlings
An exaltation of larks
A murder of crows
A parliament of owls
A pitying of doves
An unkindness of ravens
A wilderness of monkeys
A bench of bishops
A desert of lapwing
A clowder of cats
A drunkship of cobblers
A barren of mules
A fall of woodcock

Aren’t words beyond amazing?  I have to say that nouns of assemblage are mind-blowing, fascinating and strangely curious.  These are my favorites from a very long list I found in an old book I own from the 1800's.


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erin said...

a parliament of owls! an unkindness of ravens! a clowder! a barren! holy language indeed. who comes (came) up this stuff? certainly in its maiden form language was poetry to begin with.

awesome, marion))


Kelly said...

Words are wonderful things - both written and spoken! We must always be careful how we use them.

Dreamcatcher said...

I agree with you wholeheartedly! Words really are beyond amazing. Just check out my post where I say the same thing in different words :-p

And while you're at it please support my blog too:

May the words never dry up!

Cheers :)