The Earth has turned staunchly through the seasons; we’re at the end of summer and will soon be drenched in autumn colours. I’m Kim from Writing in North Norfolk, welcoming poets to the final August Quadrille, in which we take any meaning of one word and transform it into 44 poetic words.
The Oxford English Dictionary has a range of definitions for the word ‘earth’ (from the Old English eorðan), as well as interesting phrases and compound words. I’d like to share some of them:
- The ground considered simply as a solid stratum or surface on which human beings, animals, and things associated with them rest or move.
- The world considered as the dwelling place of humans.
- The soil as suitable for cultivation.
- The ground considered as a place for burying the dead.
- An animal’s dwelling or hiding place; the hole or lair of a burrowing mammal, esp…
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