Words from an Imaginary Phrasebook
one syllable spoken over an open fire, makes romance bloom from crude desire.
rhymes with the sound of distant thunder, said as the drowning man goes under.
Third person singular to love in vain, its homonym is a word for pain.
A curse word invoking demons with tails, only used when all else fails.
Dinner before supper if no tea is taken. Or the other way round, if I’m not mistaken.
To write in blood with a finger-bone pen, the blood of women, the bones of men.
The work of poets that is misunderstood, especially of those who aren’t very good.