One toothbrush lies upon my bathroom sink
And in the tub one bottle of shampoo
Both silent, but I know that they must weep
For yesterday they were not one, but two

The fixtures, mourning now for what is gone
Outward appearances may yet deceive
So brilliant white like alabaster skin
But tarnished still by he who did aggrieve

This porcelain has no face, no tears, no cries
Yet still its sorrow is not hard to see
The mirror cannot weep, and yet I know
For all that it will now reflect is me

In*an"i*mate (?), v. t. [Pref. in- in (or intensively) + animate.]

To animate.

[Obs.]

Donne.

 

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In*an"i*mate (?), a. [L. inanimatus; pref. in- not + animatus animate.]

Not animate; destitute of life or spirit; lifeless; dead; inactive; dull; as, stones and earth are inanimate substances.

Grieving, if aught inanimate e'er grieves. Byron.

Syn. -- Lifeless; dead; inert; inactive; dull; soulless; spiritless. See Lifeless.

 

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