Friday, 12 February 2016



1. to act as a fugleman or guide
2. to make signals; to gesticulate

The creature darts back and forth
Fugles to attract my attention

It’s a scam to rob me of my food

Thursday, 11 February 2016



1. a task or action that a person is bound to perform for moral or legal reasons
2. respect or obedience due to a superior, older persons, etc.
3. the force that binds one morally or legally to one's obligations
4. a government tax, especially on imports
5. (British)
a. the quantity or intensity of work for which a machine is designed
b. a measure of the efficiency of a machine
6. the quantity of water necessary to irrigate an area of land to grow a particular crop
7. a job or service allocated

You asked me what motive
What duty made me look away
From the parallel worlds here reflected
But in truth I worried only

About saving my sanity

Wednesday, 10 February 2016



1. opportunity for exercising the faculties or abilities; capacity for action
2. range of view, perception, or grasp; outlook
3. the area covered by an activity, topic, etc.; range 
4. (nautical) slack left in an anchor cable
5. (logic, linguistics) that part of an expression that is governed by a given operator
6. (archaic) purpose or aim
7. (informal) to look at or examine carefully

In the fog
We lost our scope
Traded in for ghosts

And ruins

Tuesday, 9 February 2016



1. the first step or action of a matter; commencing move
2. the right or power to begin or initiate something
3. the ability or attitude required to begin or initiate something
4. (government)
a. the right or power to introduce legislation, etc., in a legislative body
b. the procedure by which citizens originate legislation, as in many American states and Switzerland
5. of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiatory

They scatter
On their own initiative,
Called by urgent sounds,
Missing points,
Never intersecting.


Monday, 8 February 2016


[ˈwəʊbɪˌɡɒn  ] 

sorrowful or sad in appearance
(archaic) afflicted with woe

Hidden away
A woebegone monument
To the moon landing

As veteran memorial

Sunday, 7 February 2016



an Italian dish of thin slices of raw meat or fish

Savoury breakfast
Culinary alliances
French croissant

Italian carpaccio

Saturday, 6 February 2016



1. a large feline mammal, Panthera tigris, of forests in most of Asia, having a tawny yellow coat with black stripes
2. (not in technical use) . any of various other animals, such as the jaguar, leopard, and thylacine
3. a dynamic, forceful, or cruel person
4. a country, especially in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
5. (archaic) . a servant in livery, especially a page or groom
6. short for tiger moth
7. (South Africa, slang) a ten-rand note

This grumpy tiger
Demands to know

Why we do not fear her

Friday, 5 February 2016


[ˈnɪɡəd  ] 

1. a stingy person
2. (archaic) miserly

Offers for perusal
But some niggard
Has put a price tag

No running away

Thursday, 4 February 2016


[ɛə  ] 

1. (poetic) earlier than the time when 
2. (poetic) preceding in space or time; in front of; ahead of   

Ere barbarian invasions
This was a wealthy place
But tombs were plundered
Precious marbles burnt for lime
Leaving fragments behind

For archaeologists to ponder over

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


[pɪˈnjʊərɪəs  ]

1. niggardly with money
2. lacking money or means
3. yielding little; scanty

One could pretend
In penurious times
This is an expensive

Satellite view 

Tuesday, 2 February 2016


[struːθ  ]

an expression of surprise or dismay

I never expected
Old resins, decayed leaves

To be so fragrant still!

Monday, 1 February 2016



1. unable to be weighed or assessed
2. something difficult or impossible to assess

The light you shine
So dark, so imponderable
Casts fluttering shadows

In my heart

Sunday, 31 January 2016



(mainly US & and Canadian) Hot fritter - a square deep-fried pastry served hot and sprinkled with icing sugar

Breakfast beignets
Filled with pastry cream

Make cold days warmer

Saturday, 30 January 2016



(trans.) (obsolete)  to scratch

Too high
To scrat
Too high
To cuddle

Fuzzy grumpy bird

Friday, 29 January 2016



a basin to hold holy water

Children came in
Bearing gifts of vast shells
Benitiers to drown our tears
Yet we failed to see their wings

Fluttering in the dark