Green Skinned Holly

 

In a piece I’m putting together for AT my opening sentence is

In a recent American Thinker piece about Democrats and Obamacare Jeffery T. Brown penned …

And I don’t like it – especially the word  penned.  I don’t wanted to use “wrote” so I wonder can I conflate opin and peened into openned but that is too close to opened.  How about op-eded – no that’s stupid,  How about O-Inked but that spells oincked.  Then I remember how ST Columba (Collum Cille?) described a writer’s task:

“To spill upon the page, a drink of green skinned Holly*.”

*In the 7th Century they made ink from Holly

And in looking at that I feel like a Kindergartener just starting to learn his alphabet, how can I write anything I want people to read when 13 centuries before somebody wrote like that?  Then I think darkly – why not steal his line?  And so:

Writing in a recent American Thinker piece about Democrats and Obamacare Jeffery T. Brown spilled upon the page a drink of red, white and blue  – A rivulet of fire  – call to action – drink of fire –drink of gunsmoke and fire,,,/–

Or

Writing in a recent American Thinker piece about Democrats and Obamacare Jeffery T. Brown lay upon the page a challenge of heart when he wrote…

                                                  Or

Writing in a recent American Thinker piece about Democrats and Obamacare Jeffery T. Brown lay upon the page and upon us a challenge when he wrote…

That’s it!

I think.