DICTIONARIES

 

I relish the sound of

English words – ones

which William Blake

makes sound serene.

Regarding one of which

 

I speak – what does a

‘Ferkin’ mean? I heard

it said, by a man turned

red, who’d lost his costly

Fountain pen, in Henley

where swans go upping

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poemagraphic

Fri 29th May 2020 22:25

Well yes, but they ARE Welsh remember.

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Philipos

Fri 29th May 2020 22:20

Ho ho ho - thank you Po - now I know what firkin means - but is it advisable to say it in front of the queen - you know how snappy those corgis can get. And thank you also Liam for the like. 👍

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poemagraphic

Fri 29th May 2020 21:56

However on a serious note...

I think he might have been alluding to this perhaps


The numerical value of Ferkin in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

Or

The numerical value of Ferkin in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

If he was a Bingo caller he could have just said 5 & 9 the Brighton line.

No... I just made that last bit up.

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poemagraphic

Fri 29th May 2020 21:46

... The liquid measure used in John 2:6 to indicate the capacity of the water-pots mentioned in the narrative of the miracle of turning the water into wine.

Blake was indeed a master poet and painter and drinker!

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poemagraphic

Fri 29th May 2020 21:42

A firkin is 9 gallons

A polypin is half that at 4.5 gallons

and a flagon is 2 pints. Hic!

Consuming a firkin would turn most folk red if not dead!

Po

As for a ferkin... I don't ferkin know

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