I finished reading Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood the night last, it was breathtaking. I think it is now one of my most favoured books, I would unquestionably propose it as a recomendation.
acosmist - One who believes that nothing exists
paralian - A person who lives near the sea
aureate - Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets
dwale - To wander about deliriously
sabaism - The worship of stars
dysphoria - An unwell feeling
aubade - A love song which is sung at dawn
eumoirous - Happiness due to being honest and wholesome
mimp - To speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips
Surreptitiously, you shuffle your feet
and smoothen the lilac skirt that flutters
from your waist to your limbs
and swallow before you meet anyone’s eyes.
I always saw you as beautiful,
from the ripples in your sun-bleached
hair, the constellation of freckles on your cherry
cheeks, the wink your aquamarine eyes are adept at,
the contour of your soft, feminine body and
the aura of iridescence you exude with
every smile your lips arc into.
Shakily, you bite into your biscuit
you accepted with an unsure smirk
and insecure peek at everyone else
and you brush a tiny crumb off your lilac skirt.
I always saw you as iconic,
with your whimsical exploits and
innocent passion for precarious risks
and the copious cups of tea you offered me
with wise words of solace and sensibility
and your customary poise that made
people yearn to be or be with you.
no one comes forward to tell you how striking
the lilac skirt looks against your freckled skin
or the light in your eyes is brighter than the table-candles
but all I heard someone remark was a wry,
“Oh, you’ve put on weight!”