by The Prophet, January 28, 2000

My eyes are red
Weary from looking.
My throat is dry
Weary from breathing.
Beauty fades
To leave a cast used.
And thoughts remain to be latent
Until some miraculous wonder
Awakens them from their sleep.

This gentle sphere of which I am part
Seeks not to be gentle
But is cruel to an art.
The waves surge in a rhythmic pattern
Seeking to lull me in their song,
To give me rest by listening
But in effect cause me to consume my patience.

I cannot follow the beat of the ocean,
When the repetitiveness bores my mind,
Such things are never to be spoken
When the heavens are not blind.
Therefore my mind does not need to move
When moving is driven by the song
And now I can be lulled to the hum
And be contented with my sleep.

Wea"ry (?), a. [Compar. Wearier (?); superl. Weariest.] [OE. weri, AS. wrig; akin to OS. wrig, OHG. wurag; of uncertain origin; cf. AS. wrian to ramble.]


Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.

I care not for my spirits if my legs were not weary. Shak.

[I] am weary, thinking of your task. Longfellow.


Causing weariness; tiresome.

"Weary way." Spenser. "There passed a weary time." Coleridge.


Having one's patience, relish, or contentment exhausted; tired; sick; -- with of before the cause; as, weary of marching, or of confinement; weary of study.

Syn. -- Fatigued; tiresome; irksome; wearisome.


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Wea"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wearied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Wearying.]


To reduce or exhaust the physical strength or endurance of; to tire; to fatigue; as, to weary one's self with labor or traveling.

So shall he waste his means, weary his soldiers. Shak.


To make weary of anything; to exhaust the patience of, as by continuance.

I stay too long by thee; I weary thee. Shak.


To harass by anything irksome.

I would not cease To weary him with my assiduous cries. Milton.

To weary out, to subdue or exhaust by fatigue.

Syn. -- To jade; tire; fatigue; fag. See Jade.


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Wea"ry, v. i.

To grow tired; to become exhausted or impatient; as, to weary of an undertaking.


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