Poem Glossary

Cataract- a descent of water over a steep surface.
Chasms- a yawning fissure or deep cleft in the earth's surface.
Clashing- to come together or collide.
Discarded- to cast aside or dispose of.
Exacerbation- to increase the severity, bitterness, or violence.
Fabled- having no real existence.
Glamour- the quality of fascinating, alluring, or attracting, especially by a combination of charm and good looks.
Gleam- a flash or beam of light.
Imprudent- not prudent; lacking discretion; incautious; rash.
Malicious- full of, characterized by, or showing malice; malevolent; spiteful.
Peonies- any of various plants or shrubs of the genus Paeonia, having large, showy flowers.
Strait- a narrow passage of water connecting two large bodies of water.
sunken- having sunk or been sunk beneath the surface; submerged.
Utterance- an act of uttering; vocal expression.
Vast-of very great area or extent.