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20) I began running at the end of March, as the soccer goals were being reconstructed and the practice wickets began to descend into the overall verdancy of the oval, though even by the middle of May the ghost of the center pitch was still visible beneath the green veneer of the center circle--a palimpsest, I thought.
His technical mastery enabled him to perfect a number of favourite effects: enticing golden hair uncoiling amid a coarse textured verdancy; the play of leaves and vine tendrils against skin; looped and clinging cache-sexe veils (transparent concealments and visual paradoxes, since there is no underlying detail); pebbles in moist sand, wet blades of grass, reflections in water (even of the mouths and noses of drinking animals); the hard rotundities of apples against the vague recession of a delphinium-coloured sky.
The temporality that will turn Richard Lovelace's eponymous grasshopper from verdancy to green ice is represented through the shift from the exclamatory mode we often find in lyric ("Oh thou that swing'st upon the waving haire / Of some well-filled Oaten Beard" [1-2]) to the declarative past perfect statements often associated with narrative: "Golden Eares are Cropt; / Ceres and Bacchus bid good night" (13-14).
In this brave new world of respect, the GI tract will be returned to its rightful place as the "river of life.' Realistically, the gut is like the Colorado or Rio Grande rivers, which flow through the arid deserts and create fertility, verdancy, irrigation of crops, and a pleasant habitat....
In this brave new world of respect, the GI tract will be returned to its rightful place as the 'river of life.' Realistically, the gut is like the Colorado or Rio Grande rivers, which flow through the arid deserts and create fertility, verdancy, irrigation of crops, and a pleasant habitat ...
She is mother of all, for contained in her are the seeds of all The earth of humankind contains all moistness, all verdancy, all germinating power.
She pours the smoking verdancy into a martini glass.
The verdancy of this interpretive landscape has invited--indeed generated--almost 150 years of conflicting exegesis, a perpetual motion that, if tendentious sell concealment was his aim, has amply served the author's design.
Her liberal application of language makes for richly textured poems that read as lush as heavily vegetated thickets in summer's full verdancy. Of course, we find lots of fruit in these thickets.
Indeed Californios "of degree" would have sat while Indians, addicted to the alcohol with which they were often paid for their labors, tended all that lush verdure, except that such verdancy didn't exist because this was a cattle economy until the droughts of the early 1860s, and citrus only began to be cultivated in the mid1870s.
More specifically, little patches of verdancy are appearing on the otherwise bleak landscape of the U.S.
So little spice, so little lively verdancy, so little spark for new visions of wholeness in public life.