About 'Kennicles'

“KENNING”: a figure of speech; concise compound or figurative phrase replacing a common noun, especially in Old Germanic, Old Norse, and Old English poetry.

Examples of kennings:

Blood = “battle-sweat”
Death = “sleep of the sword”
Sea = “whale-road”
Sun = “heaven-candle”.

Isn’t that fun.


“KENNICLE”: variation on ‘kenning’. Meaning: a [creative] pointer to something indescribable. “Not this, not this, but something like this.”

So, ‘kennicle’ is a word coined by yours truly, to describe the creations on this site (images, text) that don’t really want to be described. Feel free to pick your own interpretation.

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Day-to-day sketches and other frivolities. Come and say hi, why dontcha.