My Lady drinks of her wine,
And with a shudder, faint,
An inch slips from her body,
Soon her clothes hang loose, without restraint,
A fireman's lift later she's between the sheets,
And dwindling beneath the covers,
A spinning world-
Pencils into bamboo cane,
Shelves into mountains,
The ceiling into sky with sweeping stars,
I trace patterns with a single fingertip.
I cup her and drink deep.

Smaller she gets, until atom point,
She billows into the vacuum she vacated,
And with but the memory of the world created,
Smiles softly, in my arms... my hand... my sky.

Dwin"dle (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Dwindled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Dwindling (?).] [From OE. dwinen to languish, waste away, AS. dwinan; akin to LG. dwinen, D. dwijnen to vanish, Icel. dvina to cease, dwindle, Sw. tvina; of uncertain origin. The suffix -le, preceded by d excrescent after n, is added to the root with a diminutive force.]

To diminish; to become less; to shrink; to waste or consume away; to become degenerate; to fall away.

Weary sennights nine times nine Shall he dwindle, peak and pine. Shak.

Religious societies, though begun with excellent intentions, are said to have dwindled into factious clubs. Swift.


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Dwin"dle, v. t.


To make less; to bring low.

Our drooping days are dwindled down to naught. Thomson.


To break; to disperse.




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Dwin"dle, n.

The process of dwindling; dwindlement; decline; degeneracy.




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