What do 'pelted clover' and 'gorged pastures' mean in the following poem by Louise Glück? Clover leaves that are being thrown? A pasture land with a pathway in the middle?
Requiring something lovely on his arm
Took me to Stamford, Connecticut, a quasi-farm,
His family's; later picking up the mammoth
Girlfriend of Charlie, meanwhile trying to pawn me off
On some third guy also up for the weekend.
But Saturday we still were paired; spent
It sprawled across that sprawling acreage
Until the grass grew limp
with damp. Like me. Johnston-baby, I can still see
The pelted clover, burrs' prickle fur and gorged
Pastures spewing infinite tiny bells. You pimp.
A gorge is a deep, narrow valley with very steep sides, usually where a river passes through mountains or an area of hard rock
: a narrow passage through land
especially : a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon
1. a usually undressed skin with its hair, wool, or fur
2. HURL, THROW
// pelted snowballs at them