Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?

Attempts to resolve the Quandary:


My doctor warned me off cranberry juice,
Saying for infections it had no use;
To heed to him I was not inclined
So up to the meadow hedge I climbed;
A campanile rang out a chime
That I should have taken as a sign,
Interspersed with the berries was a pest
That I mistakenly did ingest,
And I succumbed to a terrible fate
For they put me in a bardo state.
(by OldRawgabbit)


Away up high on the Campanile,

The creature shivered and began to squeal,

In a state of bardo, nothing was real,

And over it's head a bell started to peal;

Such is Life, for a beast unreal,

Interspersed with nothing, and nothing to feel,

It nibbled a cranberry, without any zeal,

Spat it out to a passing Teal,

Who accepted the unexpected meal;

Then the lonely creature made it's deal,

Began the run, spun the Wheel

Of Destiny – for that is the Seal,

That marks the Soul of a beast unreal:
To launch itself, to Soar and Reel,

Before crashing down, and the Lion's next meal!

(by MissTeriWoman)
The Quandary for Saturday, December 02, 2017 consisted of: Challenge: use all four words together in one illustrative sentence.

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