Sunday, 17 May 2009

Tolerance

TOLERANCE

-noun
1. The capacity for or the practice of recognizing and respecting the beliefs or practices of others.
a. Leeway for variation from a standard.
b. The permissible deviation from a specified value of a structural dimension, often expressed as a percent.
c. Physiological resistance to a toxin.
d. Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
e. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
f. Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunological reaction.
2. The capacity to endure hardship or pain.
3. Medicine
a. Physiological resistance to a toxin.
b. Diminution in the physiological response to a drug that occurs after continued use, necessitating larger doses to produce a given response.
c. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
d. Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunological reaction.
e. Acceptance of a tissue graft or transplant without immunological rejection.
f. Unresponsiveness to an antigen that normally produces an immunological reaction.
4. The ability of an organism to resist or survive infection by a parasitic or pathogenic organism.




Weather more than time
Had abused the tolerance
For hardship and woes.
The diva mutilated
Into climatic zombie.

14 comments:

Jim said...

Hi Nathalie, this is an intriguing puzzler to me.
So?? I see a once pretty green leaf now mottled and yellow. It never will be restored.
..

Amias said...

It reads like the beginning of a wonderful story.

anthonynorth said...

An intriguing take. Full of mystery.

Edward S Gault said...

I find weather and time work in combination to challenge our tolerance.
An excellent piece!
Thank you for sharing it.

kitehorse said...

Perfect as usual. Your versatility and sheer genius refresh me every time.

SandyCarlson said...

Circumstances beyond our ken or control will do this.

Beautiful poem. I enjoyed the definitions.

Fledgling Poet said...

Very intriguing to read! Loved it.

jone said...

Love your take on the prompt.

gabrielle said...

how the vagaries wear us down

Fatigue. the ability to resist, the ability to resist, the ability to resist...

love your take on this prompt

fourwindshaiga said...

It makes me wonder about the limits to this kind of tolerance. Scary, isn't it?

Tumblewords: said...

Mysterious and mystical. Diva is an intriguing word and sets my mind on thought lines.

Tammie Lee said...

Amazing how so few words can create a powerful poem.

zoya gautam said...

.. if the atheist becomes a theist , he still would have to understand nature - -

only the explanations would be different ..

Maggie said...

Tolerance can take a beating from Weather.
This is quite a piece.