dicacity

dicacity

(dɪˈkæsɪtɪ)
n
archaic a teasing and cheeky way of talking
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Dicacity laid roses In a nose so placid; I revere veridical poses On anises, or dialytic acid.
(Geb, in Egyptian religion, was god of the earth and the father of Osiris and Isis.) The best conversion of this verse that I could manage was one that at least preserved intact the third line, with its typically Bergersonian word "veridical." Keeping that line, however, meant that the second line must continue to end in "placid," which in turn meant that the fourth line must end in some word that rhymes with "placid," of which not that many palindromizable examples exist; all of which is mentioned by way of explanation as to how my (mostly) lyrical lyric comes to end the way it does: Dicacity laid roses In a nose so placid; I revere veridical poses On anises.