Saturday, October 22, 2016

Blind trust; Shakespeare Sonnet 73; Bear Ice; Desk away from my 10-16; A word a day; Wrong


Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold
by William Shakespeare

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That time of year thou mayst in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.
In me thou see’st the twilight of such day
As after sunset fadeth in the west;
Which by and by black night doth take away,
Death’s second self, that seals up all in rest.
In me thou see’st the glowing of such fire,
That on the ashes of his youth doth lie,
As the death-bed whereon it must expire
Consumed with that which it was nourish’ d by.
This thou perceivest, which makes thy love more strong,
To love that well which thou must leave ere long.

"Sonnet 73: That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold" by William Shakespeare. Public Domain


Very old dictionary
a family treasure

A Great Bear

white, like the ice he seeks
stands atop his diminishing islet 
forlorn, growling

These pieces of wettening ice
broken, crashing loose
from shore ledges giving way
are bits of floating terra-infirma

Polar bears  jump from them,
 swim to them
to reach their prey,

to fatten for the coming leaner weather.

This method of hunting,
theirs from time immemorial
lessens year by year

The swims grow longer
sometimes exhausting;
the bear howls his WHY?

Something is changing!

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1. Something showy but worthless.
2. Nonsense or rubbish.
3. Deceit; fraud; trickery.

From French tromper (to deceive). Earliest documented use: 1481.

“The room was crowded with a chilly miscellany of knick-knacks 
and ornaments, gewgaws, and trumpery of every kind.”
Leo Bruce; Case for Three Detectives; Academy Chicago; 1980.

“History, made up as it is of so much trumpery, treachery, and tyranny,
 needs deeds of valor, of sacrifice, and of heroism if it is to be palatable.”
The Medal of Honor: A History of Service Above and Beyond
 Zenith Press; 2014.

See more usage examples of trumpery in Vocabulary.comdictionary.