Friday, 12 February 2016

Fugle

FUGLE

-verb
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

Duty

DUTY

-noun
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

Scope

SCOPE

-noun
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
-verb
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

Initiative

INITIATIVE

-noun
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
-adj.
5. of or concerning initiation or serving to initiate; initiatory

























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

Sisters.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Woebegone

WOEBEGONE 
[ˈwəʊbɪˌɡɒn  ] 

-adj.
sorrowful or sad in appearance
(archaic) afflicted with woe

























Hidden away
A woebegone monument
To the moon landing
Re-purposed

As veteran memorial

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Carpaccio

CARPACCIO
[ˌkɑːˈpætʃɪəʊ]

-noun
an Italian dish of thin slices of raw meat or fish

























Savoury breakfast
Culinary alliances
French croissant

Italian carpaccio

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Tiger

TIGER

-noun
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

Niggard

NIGGARD
[ˈnɪɡəd  ] 

-noun
1. a stingy person
-adj.
2. (archaic) miserly

























Offers for perusal
But some niggard
Has put a price tag

No running away

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Ere

ERE 
[ɛə  ] 

-conjunction
1. (poetic) earlier than the time when 
-preposition
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

Penurious

PENURIOUS 
[pɪˈnjʊərɪəs  ]

-adj.
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

Strewth

STREWTH 
[struːθ  ]

-exclamation
an expression of surprise or dismay





















Strewth,
I never expected
Old resins, decayed leaves

To be so fragrant still!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Imponderable

IMPONDERABLE

-adj.
1. unable to be weighed or assessed
-noun
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

Beignet

BEIGNET
[ˈbɛnjeɪ]

-noun
(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

Scrat

SCRAT 
[skræt]

-verb
(trans.) (obsolete)  to scratch




















Too high
To scrat
Too high
To cuddle

Fuzzy grumpy bird

Friday, 29 January 2016

Benitier

BENITIER 
[bɛˈnɪtɪeɪ]

-noun
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