Monday, 26 September 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Seltzer

SELTZER

-noun
1. a natural effervescent water with a high content of minerals
2. a similar synthetic water, used as a beverage










After excess
Seltzer might help
Though restraint
Would work best

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Sheathe

SHEATHE

-verb (trans.)
1. to insert (a knife, sword, etc.) into a sheath
2. (especially of cats) to retract (the claws)
3. to surface with or encase in a sheath or sheathing









Magnanimous
He sheathes his blades for me
But could I please
Leave him alone?

Friday, 23 September 2016

Countervail

COUNTERVAIL

-verb
1. (when intr., usually followed by “against”) to act or act against with equal power or force
2. (trans.) to make up for; compensate; offset

























When greed and curiosity

Countervail suspicion

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Syllable

SYLLABLE

-noun
1. a combination or set of one or more units of sound in a language that must consist of a sonorous element (a sonant or vowel) and may or may not contain less sonorous elements (consonants or semivowels) flanking it on either or both sides.
2. (in the writing systems of certain languages, especially ancient ones) a symbol or set of symbols standing for a syllable
3. the least mention in speech or print
-verb
4. to pronounce syllables of (a text); articulate
5. (trans.) to write down in syllables

























Wooden minstrel
Unable to syllable
If not in a song


Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Splatter

SPLATTER

-verb
1. to splash with small blobs; spatter
-noun
2. a splash of liquid, mud, etc.















Intemperate years
Have splattered these walls
With old age flowers


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Gesticulate

GESTICULATE

-verb
to express by or make gestures

























A debate of statues
Marble gesticulating
Arguments

Monday, 19 September 2016

Sheath

SHEATH

-noun
1. a case or covering for the blade of a knife, sword, etc.
2. any similar close-fitting case
3. biology an enclosing or protective structure, such as a leaf base encasing the stem of a plant
4. the protective covering on an electric cable
5. a figure-hugging dress with a narrow tapering skirt
6. another name for condom
-verb
7. (trans.) another word for sheathe











Despite looming fall
Pumpkin flowers still
Burst out of their sheath
Looking for adventure 

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Scallion

SCALLION

-noun
any of various onions or similar plants, such as the spring onion, that have a small bulb and long leaves and are eaten in salads. Also called: green onion










A little kick
Scallions over a dish
Cheap domestic exotism 

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Eyrie

EYRIE

-noun
1. the nest of an eagle or other bird of prey, built in a high inaccessible place
2. the brood of a bird of prey, especially an eagle
3. any high isolated position or place




















Cats envy birds
Their eyries
And will steal them

Whenever possible

Friday, 16 September 2016

Distal

DISTAL

-adj.
(anatomy) (of a muscle, bone, limb, etc) . situated farthest from the centre, median line, or point of attachment or origin.

























Tombs were thus placed
Distal growth along consular roads
To accompany citizens in their travels

A reminder of transience

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Evaginate

EVAGINATE

-verb
(trans.) medicine to turn (an organ or part) inside out; turn the outer surface of (an organ or part) back on itself

























Men’s ire had buried the place alive
The memory of his owner smothered
Archaeologists reversed the spell for a while
The hill was explored, evaginated
Nero’s palace came back to life

Before being eaten again by its tomb

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Fettle

FETTLE

-verb (trans.)
1. to remove (excess moulding material and casting irregularities) from a cast component
2. to line or repair (the walls of a furnace)
3. British dialect
a. to prepare or arrange (a thing, oneself, etc.), especially to put a finishing touch to
b. to repair or mend (something)
-noun
4. state of health, spirits, etc.
5. another name for fettling





















After a few years of fettling

The fountain is in fine fettles

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Fulcrum

FULCRUM

-noun
1. the pivot about which a lever turns
2. something that supports or sustains; prop
3. a spine-like scale occurring in rows along the anterior edge of the fins in primitive bony fishes such as the sturgeon

























Importance of a detail
Fulcrum against which all revolves

Turquoise green gem

Monday, 12 September 2016

Weft

WEFT

-noun
the yarn woven across the width of the fabric through the lengthwise warp yarn. Also called: filling, woof

















Dusk builds up
One weft at a time

Across the loom of night