–noun 1. Astronomy . an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet. 2. Classical Prosody . a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds. 3. any two related things, either alike or opposite.
For a split moment we stand A perfect syzygy of stupor Then she screams And I scream And you flee Leaving our world to explode Under the weight of the unforgivable, The error of coming home early.
–adv. 1. near in space, time, or relation. 2. nearly; almost; (often followed by "on" or "onto"). –adj. 3. near; approaching. 4. short or direct. 5.(of an animal or vehicle) being on the left side. 6.Archaic . parsimonious; stingy. –preposition 7.near. –verb (used without object), verb (used with object) 8.Archaic . to approach.
Humanity spent centuries calling out “the end is nigh”. When it did strike, nobody believed it was happening: Life went on.
–noun 1. violent or excited behaviour that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive. 2. a state of violent anger or agitation. –verb (used without object) 3. to rush, move, or act furiously or violently
Rampage in my kitchen Or merely emphatic cooking? The opinions diverge Making a mess of the counter top, Sprinkling flour and herbs, Arranging a curve of crumbs, Splattering sauce and water, Colourful arrays on tiles. This is not a kitchen, Baby! This is art.
–verb (used without object) 1. to deviate temporarily from a straight course, as a ship. 2. (of an aircraft) to have a motion about its vertical axis. 3. (of a rocket or guided missile) to deviate from a stable flight attitude by oscillation of the longitudinal axis in the horizontal plane. –verb (used with object) 4. to cause to yaw. –noun 5. a movement of deviation from a direct course, as of a ship. 6. a motion of an aircraft about its vertical axis. 7. an angle, to the right or left, determined by the direction of motion of an aircraft or spacecraft and its vertical and longitudinal plane of symmetry. 8. (of a rocket or guided missile) a. the act of yawing. b. the angular displacement of the longitudinal axis due to yawing.
–noun Pathology . one of the lesions of yaws, an infectious, non-venereal tropical disease, primarily of children, characterized by raspberry-like eruptions of the skin and caused by a spirochete, Treponema Pertenue, that is closely related to the agent of syphilis.
Wrapped around my beer I wonder Is it the world yawing Or is it me?
–noun 1. a handful or small bundle of straw, hay, or the like. 2. any thin tuft, lock, mass, etc. 3. a thin puff or streak, as of smoke; slender trace. 4. a person or thing that is small, delicate, or barely discernible 5. a whisk broom. 6. Chiefly British Dialect . a. a pad or twist of straw, as used to rub down a horse. b. a twisted bit of straw used as a torch. 7. a will-o'-the-wisp or ignis fatuus. –verb (used with object) 8. to twist into a wisp.
Grooming herself She frees her fur of Unsightly wisps And the like
–noun 1. a container or machine in which cream or milk is agitated to make butter. 2. any of various containers or machines similar in shape or action to a butter churn, as a device for mixing beverages. 3. British . a large milk can. 4. an act of churning stocks by a stockbroker. –verb (used with object) 5. to agitate in order to make into butter. 6. to make (butter) by the agitation of cream. 7. to shake or agitate with violence or continued motion. 8. (of a stockbroker) to trade (a customer's securities) excessively in order to earn more in commissions. –verb (used without object) 9. to operate a churn. 10. to move or shake in agitation, as a liquid or any loose matter. 11. (of a stockbroker) to engage in the practice of churning.
TEEM –verb (used without object) 1. to abound or swarm; be prolific or fertile (usually followed by "with"). 2. Obsolete . to be or become pregnant; bring forth young. –verb (used with object) 3. Obsolete . to produce (offspring).
–verb (used with or without object) to empty or pour out; discharge.
Teeming with thyme And rosemary Crisp roast potatoes Prey on my mind.
–noun 1. a dry measure of 8 quarts; the fourth part of a bushel, equal to 537.6 cubic inches (8.81 litres). 2. a container for measuring this quantity. Abbreviation: pk, pk. 3. a considerable quantity
–verb (used with object) 1. to strike or indent with the beak, as a bird does, or with some pointed instrument, especially with quick, repeated movements. 2. to make (a hole, puncture, etc.) by such strokes; pierce. 3. to take (food) bit by bit, with or as with the beak. –verb (used without object) 4. to make strokes with the beak or a pointed instrument. –noun 5. a quick stroke, as in pecking. 6. a hole or mark made by or as by pecking. 7. a quick, almost impersonal kiss. 8. (in timber) incipient decay from fungi, occurring in isolated spots. 9. pecks. Also, peckings. Slang . food.
He’d peck a peck A whole world even If you’d let him One grain at a time.
In the mean time He’ll wake you up Its pecking call Demanding breakfast.
Eat or be eaten Is his anguished credo Reality is elsewhere: Eat, therefore be eaten.