Reserata Carcerem LV
Grew gaunt gift from a gull'ble root -
taunted twigs tracing hiccups 'n' pukes.
Sassy soil spat th' syllabic stem.
Bruised branches from haggard trunk crept.
Anon sauntered lusty leaves like
punctured packs "f Impalas 'neath spikes.
Their pored palms sav'ring azure's glare
'til that which mar served full bloom's pear.
Adawed ergo were frantic fruits;
comely clusters braced blisters pruned.
For hampered hands t' clutch, torn throat t' trace
felon flavor numbed nature gave.
E'en from this fruit had this metrist
bitten, beaten b' flavor time splits.
a) Of gaunt gift.
b) Written apace with Middle English lexis:
i) Anon - immediately
ii) Azure - unclouded sky
iii) Adawed - subdued
iv) Ergo - then
v) Metrist - poet
c) The following are used with no syllabic consequences:
i) th' - the
ii) 'n' - and
iii) "f - of
iv) 'neath - beneath
v) 'til - until
vi) t' - to
vii) b' - by
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