Saturday, 16 December 2017

Repose

REPOSE

-noun
1. a state of quiet restfulness; peace or tranquillity
2. dignified calmness of manner; composure
-verb
3. to place (oneself or one's body) in a state of quiet relaxation; lie or lay down at rest
4. (intr.) to lie when dead, as in the grave
5. (intr.; followed by “on”, “in”, etc) (formal) . to take support (from) or be based (on)

-verb (trans.)
1. to put (trust or confidence) in a person or thing
2. to place or put (an object) somewhere

























If she had goals, hungers:

There she is thus trying a dream to chew on,
Just shy of huge or mindless,
And pull, as if she had been and mattered - a decaying mind;
And pull, as if she had somebody else’s heart.

Without repose.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Disreputable

DISREPUTABLE

-adj.
1. having or causing a lack of repute
2. disordered in appearance

























A golden vine hidden from view
Bloom on those cheeks
A blush of every hue on mines

Such disreputable encounter

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Request

REQUEST

-verb (trans.)
1. to express a desire for, in particular if politely; ask for or demand
-noun
2. the act or an instance of requesting, in particular in the form of a written statement; petition or solicitation

























Six pink pepper-corns implied
Among the false shadows
Crouching there
Filthy truth and red contour
Metamorphosis request

For wine denied

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Vagabond

VAGABOND

-noun
1. a person with no fixed home
2. an idle wandering beggar or thief
3. (modifier) of or like a vagabond; shiftless or idle

























Here come
Our vagabond hours
Braking their chains
On the road

Of our emotions



Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Advent

ADVENT

-noun
an arrival or coming, in particular one which is awaited





















There he stands in the shades
Awaiting the advent of tomorrow
And a long promised immortality
Unaware that he already has

As much as he’s ever likely to get.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Term

TERM

-noun
1. a name, expression, or word used for some particular thing, often in a specialized field of knowledge
2. any word or expression
3. a limited period of time
4. any of the divisions of the academic year during which a school, college, etc, is in session
5. a point in time determined for an event or for the end of a period
6. Also called : full term . the period at which childbirth is imminent
7. (law)
a. an estate or interest in land limited to run for a specified period
b. the duration of an estate, etc.
c. (formerly) a period of time during which sessions of courts of law were held
d. time allowed to a debtor to settle
8. (mathematics) . either of the expressions the ratio of which is a fraction or proportion, any of the separate elements of a sequence, or any of the individual addends of a polynomial or series
9. (logic)
a. the word or phrase that forms either the subject or predicate of a proposition
b. a name or variable, as opposed to a predicate
c. one of the relata of a relation
d. any of the three subjects or predicates occurring in a syllogism
10. Also called : terminal, terminus, terminal figure architecture 
11. (Australian Rules) (football) the usual word for quarter
12. (archaic) a boundary or limit
-verb
13. (trans.) to designate; call

























For a brief term
I‘ve come to terms with my emotions
And a brief romance
Is orchestrated  in the lapse
It takes for my camera

To go “click”













Sunday, 10 December 2017

Bake

BAKE

-verb
1. (trans.) to cook by dry heat in or as if in an oven
2. (intr.) to cook bread, pastry, etc., in an oven
3. to make or become hardened by heat
4. (intr.) (informal) . to be extremely hot, as in the heat of the sun
-noun
5. (US) a party at which the main dish is baked
6. a batch of things baked at one time
7. (Scottish) a kind of biscuit
8. (Caribbean) a small flat fried cake

























One of winter’s delight
Baked goods and cakes
Quinces and roses


Saturday, 9 December 2017

Doze

DOZE

-verb (intr.)
1. to sleep lightly or intermittently
2. (often followed by “off”) to fall into a light sleep
-noun
3. a short sleep

























How I admire
His artless dozing

Power naps

Friday, 8 December 2017

Spurious

SPURIOUS

-adj.
1. not genuine or real
2. (of a plant part or organ) having the appearance of another part but differing from it in origin, development, or function; false
3. (of radiation) produced at an undesired frequency by a transmitter, causing interference, etc.
4. (rare) . illegitimate

























Lost in internal worth
A true want of poetry,
And spurious relish for truth.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Reminder

REMINDER

-noun
1. something that recalls the past
2. a note to remind a person of something not done


























You have demanded the world to play with
But it became metallic and you can't remodel it:
We need a reminder of its feudal tyranny
How is supposedly went down in fire and blood
Only to raise its ugly head in the clutch of economy


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Inspire

INSPIRE

-verb
1. to exert a stimulating or beneficial effect upon (a person); animate or invigorate
2. (trans.; followed by “with” or “to”; may take an infinitive) to arouse (with a particular emotion or to a particular action); stir
3. (trans.) to prompt or instigate; give rise to
4. (trans.; often passive) to guide or arouse by divine influence or inspiration
5. to take or draw (air, gas, etc.) into the lungs; inhale
6. (trans.) (archaic)
a. to breathe into or upon
b. to breathe life into

























Looking for something to inspire
A seasonal shopping spree

And only find frantic desperation 

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Fake

FAKE

-verb
1. (trans.) to cause (something inferior or not genuine) to appear more valuable, desirable, or real by fraud or pretence
2. to pretend to have (an illness, emotion, etc.)
3. to improvise (music, stage dialogue, etc.)
-noun
4. an object, person, or act that is not genuine; sham, counterfeit, or forgery
-adj.
5. not genuine; spurious


-verb
1. (trans.; usually followed by “down: ) (nautical) . to coil (a rope) on deck
-noun
2. (nautical) . one round of a coil of rope


















Mist and stones
Over the mountain
All faked by decay

Spontaneous abstract art

Monday, 4 December 2017

Mourn

MOURN

-verb
1. to feel or express sadness for the death or loss of (someone or something)
2. (intr.) to observe the customs of mourning, as by wearing black
3. (trans.) to grieve over (loss or misfortune)
















Time passes
Teaching us to mourn
And let go

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Croustade

CROUSTADE

-noun
a hollowed pastry case or piece of cooked bread, potato, etc., in which food is served

























All hail old bread
For its power
To turn into croustade

For a fancy fried breakfast!

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Reveille

REVEILLE
[rɪˈvælɪ]

-noun
1. a signal, given by a bugle, drum, etc., to awaken soldiers or sailors in the morning
2. the hour at which this takes place

























In a sort of strong habit
He sleeps through reveille
The secret magic of rising sun
Not casting a shadow upon his vibrissae
Anymore

Friday, 1 December 2017

Reveal

REVEAL

-verb (trans.)
1. (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) . to disclose (a secret); divulge
2. to expose to view or show (something concealed)
3. (of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc.
-noun
4. the act of exposing something that has been concealed, in particular as the climax of a theatrical performance or magic trick
5. (architecture) . the vertical side of an opening in a wall, like the side of a window or door between the frame and the front of the wall


















Our journey
Reveals untold beauties

And forgotten ones

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Dominancy

DOMINANCY
[ˈdɒmɪnənsɪ] or Dominance [ˈdɒmɪnəns ]

-noun
control; ascendancy















Exerting dominancy
Over my anger

Saving crowds

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Legacy

LEGACY

-noun
1. a gift by will, often of money or personal property
2. something handed down or received from an ancestor or predecessor
3. (modifier) . surviving computer systems, hardware, or software

























Dew and tender leaves
Hiding a tasty legacy

From the hands of frost

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Rainbow

RAINBOW

-noun
1. a bow-shaped display in the sky of the colours of the spectrum, caused by the refraction and reflection of the sun's rays through rain or mist
2. any similar display of bright colours
3. an illusory hope
4. (modifier) of or relating to a political grouping together by several minorities, in particular of different races











Weather playing hard to get
A real drama drag queen

With a rainbow for a feather boa


Monday, 27 November 2017

Realia

REALIA
[rɪˈeɪlɪə ]

-plural noun
real-life facts and material used in teaching

























Working on presentation skills
Playing along with realia

In order to draw in emotions


Sunday, 26 November 2017

Lasagne

LASAGNE

-noun
1. a form of pasta consisting of wide flat sheets
2. any of several dishes made from layers of lasagne and meat, cheese, etc.

(also: (chiefly American) lasagna)

























Sunday oven treat
Lasagne with just a touch of ragu
And fragrant béchamel

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Warden

WARDEN

-noun
1. a person who has the charge or care of something, like a building, or someone
2. any of various public officials, in particular one responsible for the enforcement of certain regulations
3. a person employed to patrol a national park or safari park
4. (mainly US and Canadian) the chief officer in charge of a prison
5. (British) . the principal or president of any of various universities or colleges
-noun
a variety of pear that has crisp firm flesh and is used for cooking

























Trespassing,
I am shouted at

By the warden








Friday, 24 November 2017

Hygrophobe

HYGROPHOBE

-noun
a plant that grows best with little or no moisture



















No doubt
That such tree
Is an hygrophobe

Electric feasts

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Besoin

BESOIN
[bəzwɛ̃]

-noun
need


















Little stars
Turn to sun
Their besoin

So great in the cold

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Bemoil

BEMOIL
[bɪˈmɔɪl]

-verb
(trans.) (archaic) to soil with mud

























Getting myself wet
And bemoiled just to
Get an idea of size

For a mushroom

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Eloign

ELOIGN
[ɪˈlɔɪn]

-verb
(trans.) (archaic) to remove (oneself, one's property, etc.) to a distant place. Also spelled “eloin”

























The more I climb
The more my goal
Appears to eloign

Eaten away by fog

Monday, 20 November 2017

Carnaptious

CARNAPTIOUS

-adj.
(Scottish dialect) . ill-tempered or cantankerous

























After a violent bout
Of carnaptious weather

Feeble hope

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Ragu

RAGU

-noun
an Italian sauce made with meat and tomatoes
























Sunday lunch
Tagliatelle with ragu

Shared with the family

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Commend

COMMEND

-verb (trans.)
1. to present or represent as being worthy of regard, confidence, kindness, etc.; recommend
2. to give in charge; entrust
3. to express a good opinion of; praise
4. to give the regards of

























Such gentleness
Such enthusiasm
I commend the guardian
To the museum authorities
Though she shed hair

All over my trousers

Friday, 17 November 2017

Discipline

DISCIPLINE

-noun
1. training or conditions imposed for the improvement of physical powers, self-control, etc.
2. systematic training in obedience to regulations and authority
3. the state of improved behaviour, etc., resulting from such training or conditions
4. punishment or chastisement
5. a system of rules for behaviour, methods of practice, etc.
6. a branch of learning or instruction
7. the laws governing members of a Church
8. a scourge of knotted cords
-verb (trans.)
9. to improve or attempt to improve the behaviour, orderliness, etc., of by training, conditions, or rules
10. to punish or correct




















Materials into light
Light into colours

A discipline fully mastered

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Pass

PASS

-verb
1. to go onwards or move by or past (a person, thing, etc.)
2. to run, extend, or lead through, over, or across (a place)
3. to go through or cause to go through (an obstacle or barrier)
4. to move or cause to move onwards or over
5. (trans.) to go beyond or exceed
6. to gain or cause to gain an adequate or required mark, grade, or rating in (an examination, course, etc.)
the examiner passed them all
7. ( often followed by “away” or “by”) to elapse or allow to elapse
8. pass the time of day with someone
9. (intr.) to take place or happen
10. to speak or exchange or be spoken or exchanged
11. to spread or cause to spread
12. to transfer or exchange or be transferred or exchanged
13. (intr.) to undergo change or transition
14. ( when trans., often followed by “down”) to transfer or be transferred by inheritance
15. to agree to or sanction or to be agreed to or receive the sanction of a legislative body, person of authority, etc.
16. (trans.) (of a legislative measure) to undergo (a procedural stage) and be agreed
17. ( when trans., often followed by “on” or “upon”) to pronounce or deliver (judgment, findings, etc.)
18. to go or allow to go without comment or censure
19. (intr.) to opt not to exercise a right, as by not answering a question or not making a bid or a play in card games
20. (physiology) . to discharge (urine, faeces, etc.) from the body
21. (intr.) to come to an end or disappear
22. (intr.; usually followed by “for” or “as”) to be likely to be mistaken for or accepted as (someone or something else)
23. (intr.; followed by “away”, “on”, or “over”) a euphemism for die
24. (trans.) (mainly US) . to fail to declare (a dividend)
25. (intr.; usually followed by “on” or “upon”) (mainly US) . (of a court, jury, etc.) to sit in judgment; adjudicate
26. (sport) . to hit, kick, or throw (the ball) to another player
-noun
27. the act of passing
28. a route through a range of mountains where the summit is lower or where there is a gap between peaks
29 (capital) as part of a name for a location
30. a way through any difficult region
31. a permit, licence, or authorization to do something without restriction
32. (administration)
a. a document allowing entry to and exit from a military installation
b. a document authorizing leave of absence
33. (British) the passing of a college or university examination to a satisfactory standard but not as high as honours
34. a dive, sweep, or bombing or landing run by an aircraft
35. a motion of the hand or of a wand as a prelude to or part of a conjuring trick
35. (informal) . an attempt, in words or action, to invite sexual intimacy
36. a state of affairs or condition, in particular a bad or difficult one
37. (sport) . the transfer of a ball from one player to another
38. (fencing) . a thrust or lunge with a sword
39. (bridge) . the act of passing (making no bid)
40. (bullfighting) .  a variant of “pase”
41. (archaic) . a witty sally or remark
-exclamation
42. (bridge) . a call indicating that a player has no bid to make

























Clouds and snow
Over the pass

Conflicted zone

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Ballistics

BALLISTICS

-noun (functioning as singular)
the study of the flight dynamics of projectiles, either through the interaction of the forces of propulsion, the aerodynamics of the projectile, atmospheric resistance, and gravity (exterior ballistics), or through these forces along with the means of propulsion, and the design of the propelling weapon and projectile (interior ballistics)

























Looking up
Studying the ballistics
Of  ripe persimmons
And the probability
For a hefty gale

To send them my way

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Range

RANGE

-noun
1. the limits within which a person or thing can function effectively
2. the limits within which any fluctuation takes place
3. the total products of a manufacturer, designer, or stockist
4. (ballistics)
a. the maximum effective distance of a projectile fired from a weapon
b. the distance between a target and a weapon
5. an area set aside for shooting practice or rocket testing
6. the total distance which a ship, aircraft, or land vehicle is capable of covering without taking on fresh fuel
7. (physics) . the distance that a particle of ionizing radiation, such as an electron or proton, can travel through a given medium, like air, before ceasing to cause ionization
8. (mathematics , logic)
a. (of a function) the set of values that the function takes for all possible arguments
b. (of a variable) the set of values that a variable can take
c. (of a quantifier) the set of values that the variable bound by the quantifier can take
9. (statistics) . a measure of dispersion obtained by subtracting the smallest from the largest sample values
10. the extent of pitch difference between the highest and lowest notes of a voice, instrument, etc
11. (US and Canadian) . an extensive tract of open land on which livestock can graze
12. the geographical region in which a species of plant or animal normally grows or lives
13. a rank, row, or series of items
14. a series or chain of mountains
15. a large stove with burners and one or more ovens, usually heated by solid fuel
16. the act or process of ranging
17. (nautical) . a line of sight taken from the sea along two or more navigational aids that mark a navigable channel
18. the extension or direction of a survey line, established by marking two or more points
19. a double-faced bookcase, as in a library
-verb
20. to establish or be situated in a line, row, or series
21. (trans; often reflexive ; followed by “with”) to put into a specific category; classify
22. (followed by “on”) to aim or point (a telescope, gun, etc) or (of a gun, telescope, etc) to be pointed or aimed
23. to establish the distance of (a target) from (a weapon)
24. (intr.) (of a gun or missile) to have a specified range
25. (when intr., followed by “over”) to traverse (an area); roam (over)
26. (intr. ; followed by “over”) (of an animal or plant) to live or grow in its normal habitat
27. (trans) to put (cattle) to graze on a range
28. (intr.) to fluctuate within specific limits
their ages range from 18 to 21
29. (intr.) to extend or run in a specific direction
30. (trans.) (nautical) . to coil (an anchor rope or chain) so that it will pay out smoothly
31. (intr.) (nautical) . (of a vessel) to swing back and forth while at anchor
32. (trans.) to make (lines of printers' type) level or even at the margin
















Saltpetre playing out
Challenging the range
Of my imagination

Silhouettes lost in the frost

Monday, 13 November 2017

Crouse

CROUSE

-adj.
(Scottish and Northern England) (dialect) . lively, confident, or saucy















A slew of graffiti
Laced with crouse interjections
A call to love

Or for help?

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Croute

CROUTE

-noun
a small round of toasted bread on which a savoury mixture is served
























Old bread
Turned to luscious croutes
By the magic of cheese

Sausages and mushrooms

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Gratuitous

GRATUITOUS

-adj.
1. given or received without payment or obligation
2. without cause; unjustified
3. (law) . given or made without receiving any value in return

























Nothing trumps
A gratuitous act of kindness,
Free sunshine and
A silly grumpy cat

Friday, 10 November 2017

Publish

PUBLISH

-verb
1. to produce and issue (printed or electronic matter) for distribution and sale
2. (intr.) to have one's written work issued for publication
3. (trans.) to announce formally or in public
4. (trans.) to communicate (defamatory matter) to someone other than the person defamed


















We run after time
Trying to leave a trace
Publish our existence
As a proof of humanity

All to burn away

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Memoir

MEMOIR

-noun
1. a biography or historical account, in particular if based on personal knowledge
2. an essay or monograph, as on a specialized topic
3. (obsolete) . a memorandum

























Let me sigh over
A tomb of favourite

Marble memoirs

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Candour

CANDOUR

-noun
1. the quality of being open and honest; frankness
2. fairness; impartiality
3. (obsolete) . purity or brightness


















Minutes of silence
A flash of candour
So brutal yet necessary

Nothing will happen

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Peek

PEEK

-verb
1. (intr.) to glance quickly or furtively; peep
-noun
2. a quick or furtive glance

























Morning rain
And passing clouds
Gifted me with yet another peek
At Mount Fuji



Monday, 6 November 2017

Spleen

SPLEEN

-noun
1. a spongy, highly vascular organ situated near the stomach in human beings, forming lymphocytes, producing antibodies, aiding in destroying worn-out red blood cells, as well as filtering bacteria and foreign particles from the blood
2. the corresponding organ in other animals
3. spitefulness or ill humour; peevishness
4. (archaic) . the organ in the human body considered to be the seat of the emotions
5. (archaic) . another word for melancholy
6. (obsolete) . whim; mood

























Loud silence
Hissed between
Clenched teeth
Monsters born
From the spleen

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Swirl

SWIRL

-verb
1. to turn or cause to turn in a twisting spinning fashion
2. (intr.) to be dizzy; swim
-noun
3. a whirling or spinning motion
4. a whorl; curl
5. the act of swirling or stirring
6. dizzy confusion
























Cinnamon
Warm and tender
Lush swirls

Delicate pastry

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Splendorous

SPLENDOROUS

-adj.
Quality of that which is full of splendour





















Make no mistake
She thinks herself
Quite the splendorous creature

The one ruler of all 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Egress

EGRESS

-noun [ˈiːɡrɛs]
1. Also called : egression . the act of going or coming out; emergence
2. a way out, such as a path; exit
3. the right or permission to go out or depart
4. (astronomy) .  another name for emersion (the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse or occultation)
-verb [ɪˈɡrɛs] (intr.)
5. to go forth; issue

























Peeking in
Peeking out
Without egress

Through the egress

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Scumble

SCUMBLE

-verb
1. (in painting and drawing) to soften or blend (an outline or colour) with an upper coat of opaque colour, applied very thinly
-noun
2. the upper layer of colour applied in this way
3. the technique or effects of scumbling

























Late dew
Early fog
Scumbling the views


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Frangible

FRANGIBLE

-adj.
breakable or fragile

























Hope is hidden there
In frangible truths
Bearing their own pollen

As they become impossible.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Macabre

MACABRE

-adj.
1. gruesome; ghastly; grim
2. resembling or associated with the danse macabre


























Ghostly masquerade
For a macabre play
Deadly errors followed
In close encounters

Monday, 30 October 2017

Various

VARIOUS

-determiner
1. several different
2. (as pronoun; followed by “of”) . not standard
-adj.
3. of different kinds, though often within the same general category; diverse
4. (prenominal) . relating to a collection of separate persons or things
5. displaying variety; many-sided
6. (poetic) variegated
7. (obsolete) inconstant





















A bargain is a bargain
You need not say a word
About the various lights,
Bonds and insecurities
That so riddle your mind.


Sunday, 29 October 2017

Hollowware

HOLLOWWARE

-noun
hollow articles made of metal, china, etc., such as pots, jugs, and kettles
























Crucial application
Favourite interface
For social networking:

Hollowware 

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Arride

ARRIDE

-verb (trans.)
to gladden or give pleasure or satisfaction to (a person)
























A cute bundle of
Fuzzy contradictions

That arrides most