today’s haiku:

threadbare leaf angels

curled, wrapping their wings, shielding

wisps of yesterday

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various definitions of angel:

  • A guardian spirit or guiding influence.

    1. A kind and lovable person.
    2. One who manifests goodness, purity, and selflessness.
  • Informal. A financial backer of an enterprise, especially a dramatic production or a political campaign.

a person having qualities generally attributed to an angel, as beauty, purity, or kindliness.

Synonyms: lamb, dove, innocent, sheep
Antonyms: wolf


  • a person of exemplary conduct or virtue:women were then seen as angels or whoresI know I’m no angel

  • used in similes or comparisons to refer to a person’s outstanding beauty, qualities, or abilities:you sang like an angel
  • used in approval when a person has been or is expected to be kind or willing to oblige:be an angel and let us come in
  • used as a term of endearment:I miss you too, angel
  • 3 historical an English coin minted between 1470 and 1634 and bearing the figure of the archangel Michael killing a dragon.
  • 4 (angels) Aviation, informal an aircraft’s altitude (often used with a numeral indicating thousands of feet):we rendezvous at angels nine
  • 5 Aviation, informal an unexplained radar echo.

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  1. Worldly rather than spiritual.
  2. Not specifically relating to religion or to a religious body: secular music.
  3. Relating to or advocating secularism.
  4. Not bound by monastic restrictions, especially not belonging to a religious order. Used of the clergy.
  5. Occurring or observed once in an age or century.
  6. Lasting from century to century.