Embarking on another metanoia
this crone becomes a student once again,
plunging with glee into a forest of long words.
A glossary will keep them tidy
with taxonomy to classify them.
Thank the good Lord for Wikipedia.

Scripturient – (adj) having a consuming passion to write.
Metanoia – the journey of changing one’s mind, heart or way of life.

Yesterday I started a new Open University free Futurelearn course Understanding Ecosystems.   For unknown reasons my son has started putting long words and their definitions on his Facebook page, which sparked today’s little poem, plus reading the course materials !

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17 Responses to Scripturient

  1. julespaige says:

    Thanks for the new words! And good luck with your ‘education’!


  2. I believe I live in a constant state of Metanoia…Well put together poem and story of the son and you.


  3. Tony Maude says:

    Well done you, both for the poem, which is great fun, and for embarking on a new course of study. I hope you enjoy it … smiles


  4. I just love this and, as I said before, the fact that we can keep on learning. Yeah!


  5. janehewey says:

    I love the forest of long words, and I admire your undertaking.
    the poem reads quite nicely, too. : )


  6. poetrypea says:

    So funny, especially with your explanation. Good luck with the course


  7. brian miller says:

    nice…i never what to stop being a student…and learning new things…good on you for taking the course….i teach one period of earth science and have had to take a certification course this year in it…pretty interesting stuff…


  8. kelly says:

    Smiling…. May we all remain students, especially of long words.


  9. I love those long words sometimes… some ot them are like pearl-necklaces that slide between the fingers…


  10. colonialist says:

    Is your son one of scripturient tendencies which when metanoia? Intensely? 🙂


  11. “plunging with glee into a forest of long words”

    I just LOVE the mental imagery this line brings and the joy that’s rooted in this adventure!

    I see font creeping vertically up the page in the shape of trees…blue background but an orange of a sun creeping up on the horizon in the “tree” line…the roots are words too…fades to darkness…I might just make this!! Thank you for inspiring me, Viv!!


  12. Misky says:

    Well done you, Viv. Last year I finished the OU nutrition course with similar supplements from UC San Francisco.


  13. Looks like an interesting course for sure. Isn’t it fun to start something new?


  14. thehutts says:

    It will be interesting to discuss Ecosystems with you! Good luck with the course. Sally


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