Friday, 22 May 2015

Askance

ASKANCE

-adv.
1. with a side-glance : obliquely
2. with disapproval or distrust : scornfully



















All teeth out
Growling and looking askance
At innocent customers

Jealous roof

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Scrim

SCRIM

-noun
an open-weave muslin or hessian fabric, used in upholstery, lining, building, and in the theatre to create the illusion of a solid wall or to suggest haziness, etc, according to the lighting














Spring has sprung
Liberating scrim-like vines
Onto the morning path
Burst of unassuming flowers

And the usual show-offs

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Samsara

SAMSARA

-noun
1. (Hinduism) the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
2. (Buddhism) the transmigration or rebirth of a person

























Seeds for my cakes
Silk for my fingers
Colour for my soul
A symbol of death

Fragile samsara 

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Bluette

BLUETTE

-noun
a short, brilliant piece of music

























Night closed in
Passed by in a flash
A bluette undreamt of
Leaving me on the shore
Awake and grumpy
Aching for more



Monday, 18 May 2015

Spondee

SPONDEE

-noun
1. (prosody) a metrical foot consisting of two long syllables (– –)

(Provenance: from Old French spondée, derived from Latin spondēus, in turn borrowed from Greek spondeios, originally from spondē a ritual libation; from the use of spondee in the music played during such ceremonies)

















Carving out words,
Looking for spondees
An elusive concept
For the non-native speaker

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Strawberry



STRAWBERRY

-noun
1. any of various low-growing rosaceous plants of the genus Fragaria, such as F. vesca (wild strawberry) and F. ananassa (garden strawberry), which have white flowers and red edible fruits and spread by runners
2. the fruit of any of these plants, consisting of a sweet fleshy receptacle bearing small seedlike parts (the true fruits)
3. a purplish-red colour
























Do we truly love
Strawberries?
Or are they just
An excuse for cream?

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Expectancy



EXPECTANCY

-noun
1. something expected, especially on the basis of a norm or average
2. anticipation; expectation
3. the prospect of a future interest or possession, especially in property  
























Hers is a permanent
State of expectancy
Which she doesn’t care to specify
Or maybe does
In some abstruse way

Friday, 15 May 2015

Resplendent



RESPLENDENT

-adj.
having a brilliant or splendid appearance























Party time has come again
Expressed in resplendent manner
For a not entirely modest fee