Thursday, 3 September 2015

Cannibalize

CANNIBALIZE

-verb
(trans.) to use (serviceable parts from a machine or vehicle) to repair another

















Junk and bric à brac
A mess of refuses
Cannibalized and rearranged
Into makeshift art
Or unstable order


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Lifehack

LIFEHACK

-noun
1. any procedure or action that solves a problem, simplifies a task, reduces frustration, etc., in one's everyday life
-verb
2. to live one's life in a way such as to simplify tasks and minimize problems

























A toy car
Pure lifehack
For police enforcement
In narrow streets


Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Ferronière

FERRONIÈRE 
[ˌfɛrɒnˈjɛə]

-noun
a jewel on a chain, worn on the forehead

















A simple head ornament
Stopping short of a ferronière
To leave the forehead vast and free
In a time where men
Didn’t think this was a threat

Of intelligence in women

Monday, 31 August 2015

Appropriation

APPROPRIATION

-noun
1. the act of setting apart or taking for one's own use
2. a sum of money set apart for a specific purpose, especially by a legislature

























French saint for
An Italian church
Holy appropriation

Wrapped in tricolore

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Spaghetti

SPAGHETTI

-plural noun
long, thin, cylindrical, and solid pasta

























Spaghetti with clams
(Smoked in this case)
An Italian summer classic


Saturday, 29 August 2015

Brusque

BRUSQUE
[bruːsk]

-adj.
blunt or curt in manner or speech


























He is a professional
Brusque and swift in manners
Straight to the point:
Have you food or have you not?

Friday, 28 August 2015

Locus

LOCUS

-noun
1. (in many legal phrases) a place or area, especially the place where something occurred
2. (mathematics) . a set of points whose location satisfies or is determined by one or more specified conditions
3. (genetics) . the position of a particular gene on a chromosome









Running a visual survey
Over the locus

San Benedetto del Tronto

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Adhibit

ADHIBIT

-verb (trans.) (rare)
1. to administer or apply
2. to affix; attach

























The town hall employees have been by
To adhibit cultural manifestos
And commercial ads under the bridge


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Anagnorisis

ANAGNORISIS

-noun

(in Greek tragedy) the recognition or discovery by the protagonist of the identity of some character or the nature of his own predicament, which leads to the resolution of the plot; denouement











The third panel unfolds it all
The anagnorisis and key
A mad dash for sense and story

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Suppositious

SUPPOSITIOUS

-adj.
deduced from supposition; hypothetical



















Closed shutters allowing
Suppositious verdicts
They could be home still


Monday, 24 August 2015

Supposititious

SUPPOSITITIOUS

-adj.
substituted with intent to mislead or deceive



















Just a zooming lens
Supposititious trick
Leading us astray


Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sorosis

SOROSIS

-noun
a fleshy multiple fruit, such as that of the pineapple and mulberry, formed from flowers that are crowded together on a fleshy stem

























Sorosis love and
Roses so fragrant

Such luscious match

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Ailurophile

AILUROPHILE

-noun
a person who likes cats

























Only an ailurophile
Could save and love
This poor creature yet

Love is not measured in legs

Friday, 21 August 2015

Fascicle

FASCICLE

-noun
1. a bundle or cluster of branches, leaves, etc.
2. also: fasciculus (anatomy) . a small bundle of fibres, especially nerve fibres
3. (printing) . another name for fascicule
4. any small bundle or cluster

























Laced in rubber
Glass fascicles

Parading as snakes

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Swelt

SWELT

-verb
1. (intr.) to perish
2. (trans.) to scorch















Even for a short period
So much light swelts film

Or sensitive cells on my phone