Friday, 25 September 2009



–verb (used without object)
1. to adhere closely; stick; cling (usually followed by “to”).
2. to remain faithful (usually followed by “to”).

–verb (used with object)
1. to split or divide by or as if by a cutting blow, especially along a natural line of division, as the grain of wood.
2. to make by or as if by cutting: to cleave a path through the wilderness.
3. to penetrate or pass through (air, water, etc.).
4. to cut off; sever: to cleave a branch from a tree.
–verb (used without object)
5. to part or split, especially along a natural line of division.
6. to penetrate or advance by or as if by cutting (usually followed by “through”).

The leaves cleaved to the branch
Lest they might be cleft by autumn winds
Obstinacy in the face of season.
In the face of reason.

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