Just a reminder that I’ll be the ‘Celebrity Mentor’ this week (April 20-26) on the Tethered by Letters forum. I’ve already posted a poem by Traci Brimhall to get the ball rolling. Bring your poetry questions, discussion, pet peeves, word preoccupations, etc. and we’ll talk shop. I’ve been fascinated lately with words that have origins in Gaelic, old English, Celtic, Welsh, many are nature oriented. These words somehow sound beautifully sharp and thin (lots of s, n, th, r) while also carrying a heft of meaning. If that makes sense. Anyone with more knowledge in these things than I have is welcome to start a discussion, and educate me, about the etymology of the region. I’m considering learning Gaelic, a language my Scottish Highland ancestors would have spoken. I’m that much of a history/etymology/genealogy geek that I’d learn a language because it probably sounded beautiful spoken by my 11th great grandmother. I better get busy, I also have Portuguese, Greek, and French ancestry.