Monday, 29 August 2016

Lido

LIDO

-noun
(British) a public place of recreation, including a pool for swimming or water sports

























At the end of the pier
The lido welcomes you
A dream left behind

By fancier times

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dainty

DAINTY

-adj.
1. delicate or elegant
2. pleasing to the taste; choice; delicious
3. refined, especially excessively genteel; fastidious
-noun 
4. a choice piece of food, especially a small cake or sweet; delicacy


























Here they serve
Savoury dainties
Moreish morsels
With a glass of Kyr

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Shaky

SHAKY

-adj.
1. tending to shake or tremble
2. liable to prove defective; unreliable
3. uncertain or questionable

























Summer is killing him
His breathing shaky
Yet he will stay out as long as he can

Not sparing his lungs

Friday, 26 August 2016

Pastime

PASTIME

-noun
an activity or entertainment which makes time pass pleasantly



















First she would spend her days
Surfing his skin and brows
A sterile pastime at best
But there she found the mermaid

Who became her best friend and lover

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Phreatic

PHREATIC

-adj.
(geography) of or relating to ground water occurring below the water table.

























I lose myself in your eyes
Looking for phreatic seepage
The unexpected tear
Coming up to drown me

In a last desperate surge

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tarry

TARRY

-verb
1. (intr.) to delay in coming or going; linger
2. (intr.) to remain temporarily or briefly
3. (intr.) to wait or stay
4. (trans.) archaic or poetic . to await
-noun
5. (rare) a stay






















Let’s tarry a little
Contemplate our past achievements

It’s all downhill from here

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Palliative

PALLIATIVE

-adj.
1. serving to palliate; relieving without curing
-noun

2. something that palliates, such as a sedative drug or agent

























Distressed merkind
Looking for palliatives
Stumbles on the shore 

Monday, 22 August 2016

Eximious

EXIMIOUS

-adj.
(rare) select and distinguished; eminent

























The library
As eximious a place as can be

Holds the world’s treasures

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Constituent

CONSTITUENT

-adj. (prenominal)
1. forming part of a whole; component
2. having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government
3. rare electing or having the power to elect
-noun
4. a component part; ingredient
5. a resident of a constituency, especially one entitled to vote
6. (mainly law) . a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney
7. (linguistics) . a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction.

























Intriguing constituents
Sea tripe calling of mermaid



Saturday, 20 August 2016

Sentinel

SENTINEL

-noun
1. a person, such as a sentry, assigned to keep guard
2. computing a character used to indicate the beginning or end of a particular block of information
-verb (trans.)
3. to guard as a sentinel
4. to post as a sentinel
5. to provide with a sentinel

























Harbour sentinel
Ensures the coast is clear
And all is set for cuddles


Friday, 19 August 2016

Sentiment

SENTIMENT

-noun
1. susceptibility to tender, delicate, or romantic emotion
2. (often plural) a thought, opinion, or attitude
3. exaggerated, overindulged, or mawkish feeling or emotion
4. an expression of response to deep feeling, especially in art or literature
5. a feeling, emotion, or awareness
6. a mental attitude modified or determined by feeling
7. a feeling conveyed, or intended to be conveyed, in words

























Screen capture
Devoid of sentiment

Digital drug

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Catabasis

CATABASIS

-noun
1. a descent or downward movement
2. the decline of a disease





















Scanning his skin
For hope of catabasis

Willing him safe

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Raik

RAIK

-noun
1. (Scottish and Northern England) a route, a journey
2. (agriculture) . the area or route livestock use or follow for grazing
-verb (intr.)
3. to wander, to journey

























There we lose ourselves
Raik in the sun, raising dust

Listening to summer

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Curse

CURSE

-noun
1. a profane or obscene expression of anger, disgust, surprise, etc.; oath
2. an appeal to a supernatural power for harm to come to a specific person, group, etc.
3. harm resulting from an appeal to a supernatural
4. something that brings or causes great trouble or harm
5. a saying, charm, effigy, etc., used to invoke a curse
6. an ecclesiastical censure of excommunication
-verb
7. (intr.) to utter obscenities or oaths
8. (trans.) to abuse (someone) with obscenities or oaths
9. (trans.) to invoke supernatural powers to bring harm to (someone or something)
10. (trans.) to bring harm upon
11. (trans.) another word for excommunicate




















She spoke the words
And her curse ran over water
Dissolving the hills ahead
Sinking Atlantis once again

Monday, 15 August 2016

Cenotaph

CENOTAPH

-noun
1. a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere.


























Wandering in the aisles
Of this deserted museum
Very much a cenotaph