FABLE [fey-buhl] —noun 1. a short moral story, especially one with animals as characters 2. a false, fictitious, or improbable account; fiction or lie 3. a story or legend about supernatural or mythical characters or events 4. legends or myths collectively 5. archaic the plot of a play or of an epic or dramatic poem —verb 6. to relate or tell (fables) -verb intr. 7. to speak untruthfully; tell lies -verb trans. 8. to talk about or describe in the manner of a fable
Cats hold the universe Safe and sound in the vibration Of their sleeping vibrissae Or so does the fable go.
-verb (used with object) 1. to rub or sprinkle on; apply an unguent, ointment, or oily liquid to. 2. to smear with any liquid. 3. to consecrate or make sacred in a ceremony that includes the token applying of oil 4. to dedicate to the service of God.
The angel presents you With the means to apply Quick anointment prior to entry
-noun 1. any of various fragrant oleoresins, such as balm or tolu, obtained from any of several trees and shrubs and used as a base for medicines and perfumes 2. any of various similar substances used as medicinal or ceremonial ointments 3. See also Canada balsam any of certain aromatic resinous turpentines 4. any plant yielding balsam 5. Also called: busy Lizzie any of several balsaminaceous plants of the genus Impatiens, especially I. balsamina , cultivated for its brightly coloured flowers 6. anything healing or soothing
Wafts of sweet balsam scent From freshly cut plywood planks Choking olive trees.
CORN —noun 1. ( Brit ) a. any of various cereal plants, especially the predominant crop of a region, such as wheat in England and oats in Scotland and Ireland b. the seeds of such plants, especially after harvesting c. a single seed of such plants; a grain 2. Also called: Indian corn , British equivalent: maize a. a tall annual grass, Zea mays, cultivated for its yellow edible grains, which develop on a spike b. sweet corn - the grain of this plant, used for food, fodder, and as a source of oil 3. a. the plants producing these kinds of grain considered as a growing crop b. ( in combination ): a cornfield 4. short for corn whisky 5. slang an idea, song, etc, regarded as banal or sentimental 6. archaic , dialect or any hard particle or grain —verb 7. to feed (animals) with corn, especially oats 8. a. to preserve in brine b. to salt 9. to plant corn on —noun 1. a hardening or thickening of the skin around a central point in the foot, caused by pressure or friction
Corn for the needy Who bend to the earth Corns on their feet.
-noun 1. wayward but not malicious behaviour, usually of children, that causes trouble, irritation, etc 2. a playful inclination to behave in this way or to tease or disturb 3. injury or harm caused by a person or thing 4. a person, especially a child, who is mischievous 5. a source of trouble, difficulty, etc
Mischief Ultimate virtue of kittens And children alike Delicious sin for adults.
-noun 1. the husks of grains and grasses that are separated during threshing. 2. straw cut up for fodder. 3. worthless matter; refuse. 4. the membranous, usually dry, brittle bracts of the flowers of certain plants. 5. Also called window. Military . strips of metal foil dropped by an aircraft to confuse enemy radar by creating false blips
-verb (used with or without object) 1. to mock, tease, or jest in a good-natured way; banter. -noun 2. good-natured ridicule or teasing; raillery.
A dark grainy picture Chaff to be discarded Except for hidden grace
ORGAN -noun 1. a. Also called: pipe organ a large complex musical keyboard instrument in which sound is produced by means of a number of pipes arranged in sets or stops, supplied with air from a bellows. The largest instruments possess three or more manuals and one pedal keyboard and have the greatest range of any instrument b. ( as modifier ): organ pipe ; organ stop ; organ loft 2. reed organ See also harmonica any instrument, such as a harmonium, in which sound is produced in this way 3. electric organ short for electronic organ 4. a fully differentiated structural and functional unit, such as a kidney or a root, in an animal or plant 5. an agency or medium of communication, especially a periodical issued by a specialist group or party 6. an instrument with which something is done or accomplished 7. a euphemistic word for penis
Catching light in the early morning Organ music twirls, high on incense
–noun 1. an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction. 2. a sudden feeling of apprehensive uneasiness; misgiving. 3. a sudden sensation or onset of faintness or illness, especially of nausea.
-verb (used with object) 1. to impregnate or inspire, as with feelings, opinions, etc. 2. to saturate or impregnate with moisture, colour, etc. 3. to imbrue.
Waterslides of tears or acid rains Rinsing distress imbued walls Crying already dark polluted stains Over moulds from repressed sorrow Scratched, slashed or splashed over By storms - murders - of angry hands Eager to express instant indignation Suffocated aspirations and hopes.
-noun 1. A musical form in which a theme is repeated in several voices and developed into a complex pattern. 2. A pathological state of consciousness in which someone appears to be conscious of one's actions but has no memory of them after returning to a normal state.
Their fugue-like antics Is a clear mark of feline minds Prone to fugue and non sequitur.
-noun 1. an individual or minute part; an item or particular. 2. particulars collectively; minutiae. 3. attention to or treatment of a subject in individual or minute parts. 4. intricate, finely wrought decoration. 5. Engineering . detail drawing. 6. any small section of a larger structure or whole, considered as a unit. 7. Military . a. an appointment or assignment, as of a small group or an officer, for a special task. b. the party or person so selected. c. a particular assignment of duty. 8. the property of an image or of a method of image production to make small, closely spaced image elements individually distinguishable. -verb (used with object) 9. to relate or report with complete particulars; tell fully and distinctly. 10.to mention one by one; specify; list. 11 Military . to appoint or assign for some particular duty. 12.to provide with intricate, finely wrought decoration
The devil is in the details indeed That's where the most fun is to be had.