Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Poem, The Wife of Triumph, 12-6-11

Finished with labors and finished with time,
finished with albatrosses tangling the lines,
finished with dampening fields of divine,
finished with duty and finally new
ready for banquets of yielding my due
savoring gifts and beauty's fruition
complete in capable cargo for life
safely and surely I'm triumph's new wife.

--EVE Featherstone

A large oceanic bird (genera Diomedea and Phoebetria, family Diomedeidae) whose long narrow wings may span greater than 10 feet (3.3 m)....
A source of frustration; an encumbrance (in allusion to Coleridge's The Rime of the Ancient Mariner).

tri·umph (trmf)
intr.v. tri·umphed, tri·umph·ing, tri·umphs
1. To be victorious or successful; win.
2. To rejoice over a success or victory; exult.
3. To receive honors upon return from a victory in ancient Rome. Used of a general.
1. The fact of being victorious; victory or conquest. See Synonyms at victory.
2. A noteworthy or spectacular success.
3. Exultation or rejoicing over victory or success.
4. A public celebration in ancient Rome to welcome a returning victorious commander and his army.
5. Obsolete A public celebration or spectacular pageant.

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