Monday, 27 March 2017

Motormouth

MOTORMOUTH

-noun
(slang)  a garrulous person

























The season is upon us
Driving the poultry mad
With garrulous desire
Flagrant expectations
And well groomed feathers

Motormouth pigeons

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bergamot

BERGAMOT


-noun
1. Also called : bergamot orange . a small Asian spiny rutaceous tree, Citrus bergamia, having sour fruits
2. essence of bergamot
3. a Mediterranean mint, Mentha citrata, that yields an oil similar to essence of bergamot
4. wild bergamot
a. a North American plant, Monarda fistulosa, with clusters of purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
b. a garden plant of the same genus, usually M. didyma (bee balm), grown for its scarlet or pink flowers
5. a variety of pear






















How tart and sour
But fragrant bergamot makes for
The most delicious marmalade

And almond cakes

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sceptical

SCEPTICAL

-adj.
1. not convinced that something is true; doubtful
2. tending to mistrust people, ideas, etc., in general
3. of or relating to sceptics; sceptic

























After so many attempts
At slipping pills into his food
He has become sceptical

Of treats and endearments

Friday, 24 March 2017

Blood

BLOOD

-noun
1. a reddish fluid in vertebrates that is pumped by the heart through the arteries and veins, supplies tissues with nutrients, oxygen, etc, and removes waste products. It consists of a fluid (see blood plasma) containing cells (erythrocytes, leucocytes, and platelets)
2. a similar fluid in such invertebrates as annelids and arthropods
3. bloodshed, especially when resulting in murder
4. the guilt or responsibility for killing or injuring
5. life itself; lifeblood
6. relationship through being of the same family, race, or kind; kinship
7. ethnic or national descent
8. temperament; disposition; temper
9. good or pure breeding; pedigree
10. people viewed as members of a group, especially as an invigorating force
11. (mainly British)(rare) . a dashing young man; dandy; rake
12. the sensual or carnal nature of man
13. (obsolete) one of the four bodily humours
-verb (trans.)
14. (hunting) . to cause (young hounds) to taste the blood of a freshly killed quarry and so become keen to hunt
15. (hunting) . to smear the cheeks or forehead of (a person) with the blood of the kill as an initiation in hunting
16. to initiate (a person) to an activity or organization, especially by real-life experience


























Off-winter hour, a lonely fence
Something went wrong with
The ones who stopped and stared
There was a sound of blood and panic

The dreaded calm of mortal species.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Homogeneous

HOMOGENEOUS

-adj.
1. composed of similar or identical parts or elements
2. of uniform nature
3. similar in kind or nature
4. having a constant property, such as density, throughout
5. (mathematics)
a. (of a polynomial) . containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x2 + 2xy + y2
b. (of a function) . containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x/y + x/y
c. (of an equation) . containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0
6. (chemistry) . of, composed of, or concerned with a single phase





















A story unaccounted for
The disarray of millions
Broken by homogenous apathy
Lies and razor barbed fences
Between them and their new life.

Our story.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lid

LID

-noun
1. a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptacle
2. short for eyelid
3. botany another name for operculum (the covering of the spore-bearing capsule of a moss)


























When the storm stops me,
I see the smell of leaves,
The pressure of the sky
Still and tied at my window
At the lid of my soul


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Garrulous

GARRULOUS

-adj.
1. given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
2. wordy or diffuse; prolix

















As a woman of war,
The only possible present
Is a soul to sink into water,

Garrulous silence, and a man.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Conniption

CONNIPTION

-noun
(often plural) (US and Canadian) (slang) . a fit of rage or tantrums


























Fickle spring
Goes into conniptions

Then smiles

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Carousal

CAROUSAL
[kəˈraʊzəl]

-noun
a merry drinking party


























We all scramble
Over the ghosts
Of past carousal
For spoils, souvenirs

Cork pin cushions


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nudge

NUDGE

-verb (trans.)
1. to push or poke (someone) gently, especially with the elbow, to get attention; jog
2. to push slowly or lightly
3. to give (someone) a gentle reminder or encouragement
-noun
4. a gentle poke or push
5. a gentle reminder

























He resents the nudge
Of caresses from strangers
Yet can’t be bothered

To budge or protest

Friday, 17 March 2017

Treble

TREBLE

-adj.
1. threefold; triple
2. of, relating to, or denoting a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
-noun
3. three times the amount, size, etc.
4. a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
5. the highest register of a musical instrument
6.
a. the high-frequency response of an audio amplifier, especially in a record player or tape recorder
b. a control knob on such an instrument by means of which the high-frequency gain can be increased or decreased
7. (bell-ringing) . the lightest and highest bell in a ring
8.
a. the narrow inner ring on a dartboard
b. a hit on this ring
-verb
9. to make or become three times as much


























Windy voice
Treble hint

Call for compassion

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Shunt

SHUNT

-verb
1. to turn or cause to turn to one side; move or be moved aside
2. (railways) . to transfer (rolling stock) from track to track
3. (electronics) . to divert or be diverted through a shunt
4. (trans.) to evade by putting off onto someone else
5. (trans.) (motor racing) (slang) . to crash (a car)
-noun
6. the act or an instance of shunting
7. a railway point
8. (electronics) . a low-resistance conductor connected in parallel across a device, circuit, or part of a circuit to provide an alternative path for a known fraction of the current
9. (medicine) . a channel that bypasses the normal circulation of the blood: a congenital abnormality or surgically induced
10. (British) (informal) . a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front


























A hoard to statues
Here now, somewhere else yesterday,
Shunted about through centuries

Looking for a home 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Lethiferous

LETHIFEROUS
[liːˈθɪfərəs]

-adj.
(archaic) lethal or deadly

























In these walls lurk
Fossilized miasma
Lethiferous memories
Washed away by

Global warming



Monday, 13 March 2017

Immanent

IMMANENT

-adj.
1. existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
2. of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe

























A stroll
Taken
(Stolen)
Through
Dusk
Immanent
Beauty