Pithy, evocative imagery in three-legged microcosms of meaning.  Having coined the term ‘triologism’ I believe this to be the only collection of these tum-tee-tum phrases in the universe.  Updated Tuesdays … triologism day!  

Fairy-like fingers

Mr. Rochester falls in love with Jane: her excellent mind and independent spirit, as well as her petite proportions, here...

Grey-hued sword

This feels a big and ancient sword that might be swung with both hands, not a slimline rapier or epée....

Wide-cheeked monster

Orlando accompanies his beloved Sasha back to the Muscovite ship, and soon loses her below deck.  When searching for her,...

Sun-hot boulder

You can see the lamb snuggling up against the warm stone radiator. And on these sultry days of August, many...

Pepper-pot turrets

The description of these towers and turrets in the village of Kardamyli, which are a match for the mine's-bigger-than-yours competition...

Tangled tales

The rose garden of Moonacre has an arbour and heart-shaped rose-beds.  And if that sounds a little over top, wait...

Heron-like paces

I love the idea of a human walk embodying the fastidious strut of the heron's dainty stride. 

'He strode to...

Hollowed-out pineapples

Having had refreshing cool drinks out of hollowed-out coconuts, I like hearing of the equivalent in pineapples, and of course,...

How to write a paper

Heaney’s introduction to his translation of Beowulf praises Tolkien’s ‘epoch-making paper’, a lecture delivered in 1936 entitled ‘Beowulf: The Monsters...

Tide-swayed fronds

An otter's eye view of the world, with its human connections and its human-free watery paradise.

Maxwell's classic account of...

Ribbons blue

There are many fine details in this lovely book, and the young girl finds signals of invisible hands arranging thoughtful,...

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  1. B.G. Simons

    Interesting! Your triologisms remind me of the two-word kennings in Beowulf.

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