Been thinking about this new addition to my lexicon all day, lossified . . . how loss can calcify in the brain, & how loss is classified in its privacy/ isolation but also in its public pronouncements (i.e. lost dog, legal notices, obits, etc…) Thanks for sharing this word, a new word for a feeling we all share.
You’re welcome, P. I find it a very satisfying word too.
concrete-ish, eh, but, hey, let us ruminate!! (have you seen my accidental slip yet?!
just playing with the possibilities… in Frogpond it’s just a word but yeah, I guess I was feeling concrete this week.
You must have given the printers a fit! 🙂
Oh… Merrill, it didn’t appear this way in Frogpond. 🙂 That was the inspiration that came to me when I went to put it on the blog…
I was wondering how you submitted it! 🙂 Now you’ve probably started something!!!
I may be way off the mark–and reading way to much into it–but the first thing I thought about was lossy compressed file formats like .mp3 removing the extraneous bits, just like haiku.
Interesting reading, Robert! Not what I was thinking, but a valid take on it, I’d say.
Your poem kickstarted this
Thanks, Aditya! Fascinating history.
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