Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Invective

INVECTIVE

-noun
1. vehement accusation or denunciation,  of in particular a bitterly abusive or sarcastic kind
-adj.
2. characterized by or using abusive language, bitter sarcasm, etc.

























In an explosion
Of colourful invectives
And gaseous moaning
The day agonizes and dies

Without a shred of dignity

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Structure

STRUCTURE

-noun
1. a complex construction or entity
2. the arrangement and interrelationship of parts in a construction, such as a building
3. the manner of construction or organization
4. (biology) . morphology; form
5. (chemistry) . the arrangement of atoms in a molecule of a chemical compound
6. (geology) . the way in which a mineral, rock, rock mass or stratum, etc., is made up of its component parts
7. (rare) the act of constructing
-verb
8. (trans.) to impart a structure to

























Art nouveau
Mixed animal bones
Sacrifices and plants
Into the structure
Of its creations

Monday, 23 April 2018

Verse

VERSE

-noun
1. (not in technical usage) a stanza or other short subdivision of a poem
2. poetry as distinct from prose
3. a series of metrical feet forming a rhythmic unit of one line
4. a specified type of metre or metrical structure
5. one of the series of short subsections into which most of the writings in the Bible are divided
6. a metrical composition; poem
-verb
7.  a rare word for versify

























Dancing waves
Dying on a shore
Verses on a wall
A world recalled







Wall art from Seiichi Niikuni - Rivier-Zandbank

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Cuisine

CUISINE

-noun
1. a style or manner of cooking
2. the food prepared by a restaurant, household, etc.
























Travel from home
At the tip of your fingers
Cuisine of the world
For the curious

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Leman

LEMAN

-noun (archaic)
1. a beloved; sweetheart

2. a lover or mistress

















Leman, leman, leman
Such a coward yet
Bold enough to beg
For a quick cuddle

Friday, 20 April 2018

Sprinkle

SPRINKLE

-verb
1. to scatter (liquid, powder, etc.) in tiny particles or droplets over (something)
2. (trans.) to distribute over (something)
3. (intr.) to drizzle slightly
-noun
4. the act or an instance of sprinkling or a quantity that is sprinkled
5. a slight drizzle



















Light purple

Spring sprinkle

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Dabble

DABBLE

-verb
1. to dip, move, or splash (the fingers, feet, etc.) in a liquid
2. (intr.; usually followed by “in”, “with”, or “at”) to deal (with) or work (at) frivolously or superficially; play (at)
3. (trans.) to daub, mottle, splash, or smear

























In an attempt
To dabble with street art
Cute laundry has been dabbled

All over the window

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Wedge

WEDGE

-noun
1. a block of solid material, in particular wood or metal, that is shaped like a narrow V in cross section and can be pushed or driven between two objects or parts of an object in order to split or secure them
2. any formation, structure, or substance in the shape of a wedge
3. something such as an idea, action, etc., that tends to cause division
4. a shoe with a wedge heel
5. (golf) . a club with a face angle of more than 50°, used for bunker shots (sand wedge) or pitch shots (pitching wedge)
6. a wedge-shaped extension of the high pressure area of an anticyclone, narrower than a ridge
7. (mountaineering) . a wedge-shaped device, formerly of wood, now usually of hollow steel, for hammering into a crack to provide an anchor point
8. any of the triangular characters used in cuneiform writing
9. (formerly) a body of troops formed in a V-shape
10. (photography) . a strip of glass coated in such a way that it is clear at one end but becomes progressively more opaque towards the other end: used in making measurements of transmission density
11. (British) (slang) . a bribe
-verb
12. (trans.) to secure with or as if with a wedge
13. to squeeze or be squeezed like a wedge into a narrow space
14. (trans.) to force apart or divide with or as if with a wedge
























With or without?
This tea wedge will either
Please or disgust you



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Immature

IMMATURE

-adj.
1. not fully grown or developed
2. deficient in maturity; lacking wisdom, insight, emotional stability, etc.
3. (geography) a less common term for youthful, used as meaning in the early stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by steep slopes, lack of flood plains, and V-shaped valleys (for a river, valley, or land surface)

























Kicked out of his fraternity
For particularly immature pranks
He went off in a huff and studied

The whole curriculum on his own

Monday, 16 April 2018

Liberty

LIBERTY

-noun
1. the power of choosing, thinking, and acting for oneself; freedom from control or restriction
2. the right or privilege of access to a particular place; freedom
3. (often plural) . a social action regarded as being familiar, forward, or improper
4. (often plural) . an action that is unauthorized or unwarranted in the circumstances
5. authorized leave granted to a sailor
6. (capitalized) Italian reference to Art Nouveau

























Will you hear my call, see my absence?
I am caught in a forbidden dream of waste
Named liberty and devoid of warmth.
Won’t you give me food for your thoughts?


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Marjoram

MARJORAM

-noun
1. an aromatic Mediterranean plant, Origanum (or Marjorana) hortensis, with small pale purple flowers and sweet-scented leaves, used for seasoning food and in salads: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. a similar and related European plant, Origanum vulgare

























Rampant weed in the garden
Spring marjoram is eagerly awaiting

For tomato season to start

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Queyn

QUEYN

-noun
a worthless girl

























She a sweet thing
And will not be called a queyn
Republican at heart
She might consent to be thought of as queen

Friday, 13 April 2018

Lash

LASH

-noun
1. a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object
2. the flexible end or ends of a whip
3. a cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding
4. a forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something
5. eyelash
-verb
6. to hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc., in particular if as a punishment
7. (of rain, waves, etc.) to beat forcefully against
8. to attack with words, ridicule, etc.
9. to flick or wave sharply to and fro
10. to urge or drive with or as if with a whip

-verb
(trans.) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc.

























Lashed unto a fence

Spring rampant and glorious

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Subfuscous

SUBFUSCOUS

-adj.
subfusc; drab or dusky

























Reinvent your life
Exist for a single font
Resist the subfuscous appeal
Of growing worries
Don’t go to Mars just yet
Remake your own universe instead
Be a sample for loyalty
Drab honour kept alive
To shine over a dying galaxy


Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Prattlement

PRATTLEMENT

-noun
chatter, prattling

























Take the words of the world
You don't need to whisk them.
Flip your soul into the pan
Scrambled thoughts, soft and airy
Leave prattlement. Embrace the quiet
Ribbons of silence and madness
A spiritual omelette