False sorrow’s tears

+++ KING RICHARD: And say, what store of parting tears were shed? AUMERLE: Faith, none for me, except the north-east wind,Which then grew bitterly against our faces,Awaked the sleeping rheum, and so by chanceDid grace our hollow parting with a tear. –Richard II, 1.4, 5-9 +++ BUSHY:Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadowsWhich shows like grief itself but is not so.For sorrow’s eye, glazed with blinding tears,Divides one thing entire to many objects—Like perspectives, which, rightly gazed upon,Show nothing but confusion; eyed awry,Distinguish form. So your sweet majesty,Looking awry upon your Lord’s departure,Finds shapes of grief more than himself…

self-fulfilling vocabulary

+++ Transume, verb. To transfigure, transform, metamorphose. Parturition, noun. Childbirth. Giving birth. Viscid, adj. Glutinous, sticky. Alimentary, adj. Of or relating to sustenance or nourishment. Labile, adj. Liable to change, easily altered. +++

Knock, breathe, shine

+++ Batter my heart, three person’d God; for, you   As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend;   That I may rise, and stand, o’erthrow me, and bend   Your force, to break, blow, burn and make me new.   I, like an usurpt town, to another due,          Labour to admit you, but Oh, to no end,   Reason your viceroy in me, me should defend,   But is captiv’d, and proves weak or untrue.   Yet dearely I love you, and would be loved fain,   But am betroth’d unto your enemy:…

Bitter air

+++ “There were only the two of them on the mountain flying in the euphoric, bitter air, looking down on the hawk’s back and the crawling lights of vehicles on the plain below, suspended above ordinary affairs and distant from tame ranch dogs barking in the dark hours.” Annie Proulx +++