Deirdre of the Sorrows


Why so taciturn, my friend? Are there things that displease you?
If you’re amenable to chat, perhaps I could appease you.
When they named you Deirdre, what could have been the reason?
To give a child a moniker like this is surely treason.
They put it on the record the day that you were born
that you were predetermined with propensity to mourn.
What sort of security is this to give a child
otherwise unblemished—beautiful and mild?
Such a tragic future and so many doleful morrows
must greet a child named after Deirdre of the Sorrows.


Prompts today are security, amenable, taciturn, moniker and record.

11 thoughts on “Deirdre of the Sorrows

    1. lifelessons Post author

      How many years has it been since we’ve looked at an encyclopedia or dictionary? I am superstitious about getting rid of mine, but might as well. I think I have ten dictionaries of different sorts, including foreign language dictionaries.

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            1. lifelessons Post author

              I have a book that was my mother’s. It is “The Teenie Weenies.” I loved that book. It is perhaps one my uncle, her sister’s husband, sent to us. He was the principal of a school and then the Superintendent of schools for the state of Wyoming and publishing companies were always sending him books to consider. He would send boxes full of them to us. I loved that book.

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            2. koolkosherkitchen

              Books, especially full editions of all works of some authors, beautifully bound and illustrated, were considered treasures in Soviet Russia. Since my collection was severely pilfered en route to the States (as an example, I received only 74 tomes of the 400-tome World Literature set), yet my mother’s collection came intact, I treasure it even more.


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