uniquepov (uniquepov) wrote in 1word1day,

Shakespearean Imagination

How now, neighbours!

It's Wednesday again, which means another installment of Shakespearean Imagination!

Today is the Equinox (Vernal in the northern hemisphere, Autumnal in the southern) – the day on which the Earth’s tilt on its axis is evenly balanced in its position relative to the sun. Both the northern and southern hemispheres are getting the same amount of the sun’s energy today, signifying the beginning of a new season (the end of winter in the north, and the end of summer in the south). The northern hemisphere seems determined to hold on to winter for a bit longer – there’s still a blanket of snow in many places! Still, in spite of that, the hope is that warmer climes may yet be on their way and we may soon see 'the darling buds of May'...

In honor of that, I give you today’s word (which is what I wish the snow cover would do!):

dwindle : dwin•dle /ˈdwindl/ (verb) :

- Diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength

Synonyms: diminish - wane - decrease - lessen - decline - abate

First seen in Shakespeare's King Henry IV, Part I (written 1597 - 1598). The full text of the play may be found here.

Also, 'the darling buds of May' is from Sonnet 18, the full text of which may be found here.
Tags: d, english, shakespeare, theme: shakespeare, verb, wordsmith: uniquepov

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