Plangent Plucking

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From Merriam-Webster:  Plangent adds power to our poetry and prose: the pounding of waves, the beat of wings, the tolling of a bell, the throbbing of the human heart, a lover’s knocking at the door – all have been described as plangent. The word plangent traces back to the Latin verb plangere, which has two meanings. The first of those meanings, “to strike or beat,” was sometimes used by Latin speakers in reference to striking one’s breast in grief. This, in turn, led to the verb’s second meaning: “to lament.” The sense division carried over to the Latin adjective plangens and then into English, giving us the two distinct meanings of “plangent”: “pounding” and “expressive of melancholy.”

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Great to learn a new word that is so very apt for us poetic types. I have written it down and will use it in one of my future writes! Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and here is one of my recent poems about an umbrella that reminded me of a day with my lovely Dad who I lost in 2015.

https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/24/confetti-from-the-sky/

I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

Sam 🙂

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