A Word I Like

MYRIAD

1. A very large number things

 2. A unit of ten thousand (from classical history).
ˈmirēəd/
(source: merriam-webster.com)

As usual when I pick words I like, I like the sound. The softness of the “mir” sound, then joined with the two separate vowel sounds, i and a. I’m not in love with the meaning (it’s fine), just the sound of it.

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 (source: flickr.com)

A MYRIAD POEM:

Evening: New York

 

Blue dust of evening over my city,
Over the ocean of roofs and the tall towers
Where the window-lights, myriads and myriads,
Bloom from the walls like climbing flowers.

(Sara  Teasdale)

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