Friday, 20 October 2017

Jaunty

JAUNTY

-adj.
1. sprightly, self-confident, and cheerful; brisk
2. smart; trim


















He went out one day
On a jaunty sunny walk
To ask one of the Gorgon sisters out

That’s how he met Medusa

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Transition

TRANSITION

-noun
1. change or passage from one state or stage to another
2. the period of time during which something changes from one state or stage to another
3. (music)
a. a movement from one key to another; modulation
b. a linking passage between two divisions in a composition; bridge
4. (Also called : transitional) . a style of architecture that was used in western Europe in the late 11th and early 12th century, characterized by late Romanesque forms combined with early Gothic details
5. (physics)
a. any change that results in a change of physical properties of a substance or system, such as a change of phase or molecular structure
b. a change in the configuration of an atomic nucleus, involving either a change in energy level resulting from the emission of a gamma-ray photon or a transformation to another element or isotope
6. a sentence, passage, etc., that connects a topic to one that follows or that links sections of a written work
-verb
7. to change or cause to change from one state or stage to another

























Here it is
Autumn darkness
Transitioning into light
So slow a lick
It takes forever

To dry

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Awkward

AWKWARD

-adj.
1. lacking dexterity, proficiency, or skill; clumsy; inept
2. ungainly or inelegant in movements or posture
3. unwieldy; difficult to use
4. embarrassing
5. embarrassed
6. difficult to deal with; requiring tact
7. deliberately uncooperative or unhelpful
8. dangerous or difficult
9. (obsolete) . perverse

























Think eye
Staring in the dark
Until the burning
Awkward journey
Comes to a stop

With a revelation

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Fleer

FLEER

-verb
1. (archaic) to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
-noun
2. (archaic) a derisory glance or grin

























It laughed and fleered
At her hairstyle

But you don’t mock Medusa

Monday, 16 October 2017

inveterate

INVETERATE

-adj.
1. long established, in particular so as to be deep-rooted or ingrained
2. (prenominal) settled or confirmed in a habit or practice, in particular a bad one; hardened

3. (obsolete) . full of hatred; hostile
























Looking into space for answers
An inveterate response
Bringing only more questions


Black Hole Plexiglas painting by Gomez

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Surfeit

SURFEIT

-noun
1. (usually followed by “of”) an excessive or immoderate amount
2. overindulgence, in particular in eating or drinking
3. disgust, nausea, etc., caused by such overindulgence
-verb
4. (trans.) to supply or feed excessively; satiate
5. (intr.) (archaic) . to eat, drink, or be supplied to excess
6. (intr.) (obsolete) . to feel uncomfortable as a consequence of overindulgence

























How fondly
I look back upon
Not a surfeit of deliciousness
But just a marvellous meal


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Remote

REMOTE

-adj.
1. located far away; distant
2. far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way
3. distant in time
4. distantly related or connected
5. removed, as from the source or point of action
6. slight or faint
7. (of a person's manner) aloof or abstracted
8. operated from a distance; remote-controlled

























She refused a fuss
Preferring to keep herself
Remote from it all

Not trusting strangers

Friday, 13 October 2017

Isolate

ISOLATE

-verb [ˈaɪsəˌleɪt] (trans.)
1. to place apart; cause to be alone
2. (medicine) . to quarantine (a person or animal having or suspected of having a contagious disease)
3. to obtain (a compound) in an un-combined form
4. to obtain pure cultures of (bacteria, in particular those causing a particular disease)
5. (electronics) . to prevent interaction between (circuits, components, etc.); insulate
-noun [ˈaɪsəlɪt]
6. an isolated person or group




















A busy site
But one can always
Isolate oneself
By choosing time

And floor









Thursday, 12 October 2017

Insular

INSULAR

-adj.
1. of, relating to, or resembling an island
2. remote, detached, or aloof
3. illiberal or narrow-minded
4. isolated or separated

























Thoughts lapping at
Insular dreams

A desire for desert

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Backwater

BACKWATER

-noun
1. a body of stagnant water connected to a river
2. water held or driven back, as by a dam, flood, or tide
3. an isolated, backward, or intellectually stagnant place or condition
-verb
4. (intr.) (back water) to reverse the direction of a boat, in particular to push the oars of a rowing boat

























An apparent pond
Backwater at best
Can hold the most surprising

Treasures in its maws

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Illicit

ILLICIT

-adj.
1.  another word for illegal

2. not allowed or approved by common custom, rule, or standard

























Wishing
This type of dreams
Would become illicit

Monday, 9 October 2017

Coerce

COERCE

-verb
(trans.) to compel or restrain by force or authority without regard to individual wishes or desires
























Oh do coerce me
Stop me from leaving
This bruised ocean

Lapping gently at the walls

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Scrumptious

SCRUMPTIOUS

-adj.
(informal) very pleasing; delicious
























Just one of many
Scrumptious morsels
A dreaming stroll

Into the sea

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Dotard

DOTARD

-noun
a person who is weak-minded, in particular through senility

























Maybe crippled by age
But no dotard nevertheless
That cat knows where to wait

For the fisherman and his nest

Friday, 6 October 2017

Thin

THIN

-adj.
1. of relatively small extent from one side or surface to the other; fine or narrow
2. slim or lean
3. sparsely placed; meagre
4. of relatively low density or viscosity
5. weak; poor; insufficient
6. (of a photographic negative) having low density, usually insufficient to produce a satisfactory positive
7. (mountaineering) a climb or pitch on which the holds are few and small
-adv.
8. in order to produce something thin
-verb
9. to make or become thin or sparse
-noun
10. an object (in particular biscuits or confectionary) characterised in that it is thin

























The smile on her lips
Thin and sly
For she knows
Her hand holds not a bottle
Of perfume but a blade

In its sheath