new words

as a nefelibata I am well known to gokotta
in that dormiveglia, if natures majesty
awakes me I admire and maybe click a pic
if all is well I return to snooze instead

I also do this ritual each night
the joyful freedom
of not needing to conform
of being at one with life and land

 how do you connect with nature
whats your passion when the devices
are off or are you seriously addicted
to constant cyber socialising

 we all need down time
so healthy to unwind
sacred space for our self
best for our mental health

find freedom in nefelibata
save your sanity in gokotta
dream vividly in dormiveglia
for diversity opens our hearts

thanks to Linda from d’Verse for introducing me to these new words
… best way for me to remember new words is to use them
sharing this on OLN

NEFELIBATA (noun, m+f, Spanish and Portuguese) lit. “cloud-walker”; one who lives in the clouds of their own imagination or dreams, or one who does not obey the conventions of society, literature, or art.- SourceOTHER WORDly, Words both strange and lovely from around the world, by YEE-LUM MAK

Gökotta (noun, n, Swedish) lit. “dawn picnic to hear the first birdsong”; the act of rising in the early morning to watch the birds or to go outside to appreciate nature 

DORMIVEGLIA (noun, m. Italian) the space that stretches between sleeping and waking


  1. Fun. When I do Wordle word list there’s always at least one word that’s new. Like ‘sortable’ – more than just sortabling ones socks! 😉

    I do quite a bit of walk, and I like to work in silence in the house when I work… especially now I’d rather not hear the latest statistics. And my yard is full of wonders…

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  2. Three new words and compelling ones at that. I am blessed to live with a view of nature – the constant comings and goings of birds, the odd appearance of deer, rabbits, and other critters – all worthy of a pause and reflection.

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  3. Wonderful poem with great advice…makes the mind and heart feel lighter. 🙂
    Thanks for teaching us 3 new words!!!
    This nefelibata loves gökotta-ing…and recently in dormiveglia I had 3 haiku come to me. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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  4. I love this one Kate!! I unplugged today and am just now on the computer – spent the day hiking through a nature preserve in high winds and with my husband and best friend… a cold day but I had a warm heart!

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  5. Yay.. these are three lovely words fitted for our creative minds…thank you for sharing them along with your beautiful verses.

    I make sure i turn off all my devices at night and enjoy looking at the night sky and listening to the stillness of the night..i love this kind of moment

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  6. Absolutely foreign words to me, such beautiful meaning – reminding me of what is possible, what am I still missing out on tapping into, while attempting balance in my own way – the real experience of these words more consistently would definitely create much more beauty. Awesome post!

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  7. “how do you connect with nature/what’s your passion when the devices are off,” .. 🙂 .. well for me I like to go out for a drive from time to time or just take a trip down to the beach, it helps 💝💝 My passion has always been Poetry!

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  8. For a minute there I thought you were doing a Jabberwockian thing. Much to my surprise they’re really words! What delicious fun just to say them. For some weird reason I can’t explain, I want to set repetitive nefilibata gokotta gokatta to music. I wonder if there’s a word for that. Hmmmmm

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  9. Apologies for reading and commenting late, but after the live OLN, I was so tired, and we had the electrician in yesterday to sort out the heating – there is still none in the study or dining room! I studied linguistics in the seventies and enjoyed the words you included in this poem, Kate. especially Gökotta, as I am an early riser and watch the birds! These lines are so true:
    ‘we all need down time
    so healthy to unwind
    sacred space for our self
    best for our mental health’.

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