9 Torpor:A state of mental or physical inactivity or insensibility/ Lethargy or apathy/ the dormant state of hibernating animal
10 Sedge:Any number of grass-like plants of the family cyperaceae, having solid stems and leaves in three vertical rows
11 Referring to wintertime Brumal:Referring to wintertime
12 Vocabulary for “Atavism” Terrene:Of or relating to the earth; earthly
13 Vocabulary for “Atavism” The reappearance of a characteristic after several generations of absence, usually caused by the chance recombination of genes
14 Vocabulary for “Atavism” Feral:Referring to wild animals
15 “Atavism” by: John Myers O'Hara 1 Old longings nomadic leap,Chafing at custom’s chain;Again from is brumal sleep4 Wakens the ferine strain.
16 After the torpor of will, Morbid with inner strife, 5 Helots of houses no more,Let us be out, be free;Fragrance through window and door8 Wafts from the woods, the sea.After the torpor of will,Morbid with inner strife,Welcome the animal thrill,12 Lending a zest to life.
17 Banish the volumes revered, Ceilings the lamp flicker cheered 14 Sever from centuries dead;Ceilings the lamp flicker cheeredBarter for stars instead.
18 Temple thy dreams with the trees, Worship the sun and the breeze, 18 Nature thy god alone;Worship the sun and the breeze,Altars where none atone.Voices of solitude call,22 Whisper of sedge and stream;Loosen the fetters that gall,Back to the primal scheme.
19 Feel the great throbbing terrene Conscious again of the green 26 Pulse in thy body beat,Conscious again of the greenVerdure beneath the feet.Callous to pain as the rose,30 Breathe with instinct’s delight;Live the existence that goesSoulless into the night.