The word apricity is said to have first entered the English language in the 17th century, but the first I was ever introduced to it was in 2015.
Dedicated to my daily writing exercises at the time, one of the tasks I assigned myself was to create a sentence, paragraph, poem or story out of Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day. Perusing through my trusted on-line dictionary after a brisk December morning walk, there it was – the word apricity. Listed along with other words such as piblokto, sitzmark and brumation, it certainly stood out as being a most suitable and lovely word to describe the absolute bliss of feeling the sun’s warmth on a cold winter day.
Several sentences and poems came from finding such a delightful and appropriate winter word including the drawing featured with this month’s poems.
Starting the week with Apricity’s Sea, I’ll introduce a new “apricitied” poem every week while striving to infiltrate this lovely word into everyone’s vocabulary!
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