I paint flowers that you will not see and
write the things I cannot say
to you,

whose ears are not close enough to hear
a single word.

Ap"o*gee (#), n. [Gr. from the earth; from + , , earth: cf. F. apog'ee.]

1. Astron.

That point in the orbit of the moon which is at the greatest distance from the earth.

⇒ Formerly, on the hypothesis that the earth is in the center of the system, this name was given to that point in the orbit of the sun, or of a planet, which was supposed to be at the greatest distance from the earth.

2.

Fig.: The farthest or highest point; culmination.

 

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