Thursday, 5 May 2016

Converse

CONVERSE

- verb (intr.) often followed by “with”
1. to engage in conversation (with)
2. to commune spiritually (with)
3. (obsolete)
a. to associate; consort
b. to have sexual intercourse
-noun
4. conversation
5. (obsolete)
a. fellowship or acquaintance
b. sexual intercourse

-adj.
1. (prenominal) reversed; opposite; contrary
-noun
2. something that is opposite or contrary
3. (logic)
a. a categorical proposition obtained from another by the transposition of subject and predicate
a. a proposition so derived, possibly by weakening a universal proposition to the corresponding particular
4. (logic, mathematics) a relation that holds between two relata only when a given relation holds between them in reverse order

























Waiting in vain
For someone to come
With whom to converse
But fate is converse
And there I remain
On my own


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Rant

RANT

-verb
1. (intr.) to talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner
2.  (intr.) to scold vehemently
3. (trans.) to utter in a bombastic declamatory fashion
-noun
4. a long complaint fuelled by anger often loud and exaggerated




















After a quick rant
He ran off to hide tears

He had not been planned

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Caustic

CAUSTIC

-adj.
1. capable of burning or corroding by chemical .
2. sarcastic; cutting  
3. of, relating to, or denoting light that is reflected or refracted by a curved surface
-noun
4. Also called: caustic surface . a surface that envelops the light rays reflected or refracted by a curved surface
5. Also called: caustic curve . a curve formed by the intersection of a caustic surface with a plane
6. (chemistry) a caustic substance, especially an alkali

























Everything topsy turvy
In the caustic picture

Which world is real?

Monday, 2 May 2016

Quest

QUEST

-noun
1. the act or an instance of looking for or seeking; search 
2. (in medieval romance) an expedition by a knight or company of knights to accomplish some prescribed task, such as finding the Holy Grail
3. the object of a search; goal or target 
4. (rare) a collection of alms
-verb (mainly intr.)
5. followed by “for” or “after”.  to go in search (of)
6. to go on a quest
7. (of gun dogs or hounds)
a. to search for game
b. to bay when in pursuit of game
8. (rare) to collect alms
9. (also trans.) (archaic) to go in search of (a thing); seek or pursue





















Our kisses
Will burn through my nights and days
No snow will cool my armour
And so with laughter, fever, walls, or snow
My quest will have a house in your skin
For a faithful dog
To secretly live in
Because you are the question of all questions
Unstoppable
And my armour, in your scent, in your fever 
Will finally becomes one with shadows






Sunday, 1 May 2016

Chia

CHIA

-noun
a plant of the genus Salvia, indigenous to Mexico, with purple or blue flowers and edible seeds

























An exercise in textures
Smooth savoury flan
Swollen chia seeds

Crunch and gelatine

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Languorous

LANGUOROUS

-adj.
1. characterized by or producing languor
2. another word for languid





















Summer heat or
Contagion?

Languorous torpor

Friday, 29 April 2016

Indistinguishable

INDISTINGUISHABLE

-adj.
not distinguishable either because indeterminate in shape, not clearly recognizable or understandable, or lacking identifying or individualizing qualities




















The cracks are there to be seen
The pareidolia waiting in ambush,

Indistinguishable until 
A child starts to cry

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Chide

CHIDE

-verb
1. to rebuke or scold
2. (trans.) to goad into action

























He always seems
To chide revellers
But in fact his frown

Is only due to cold

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Amiss

AMISS

-adv.
1. in an incorrect, inappropriate, or defective manner
-adj.
2. (postpositive) wrong, incorrect, or faulty


















It could have been
A satellite image
Yet something is amiss

The focus imperfect

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Pervade

PERVADE

-verb
(trans.) to spread through or throughout, especially subtly or gradually; permeate

























Shadow plays and
Pervading charms
Cool waters and
Eluding nostalgia


Monday, 25 April 2016

Attain

ATTAIN

-verb
1. (trans.) to achieve or accomplish (a task, goal, aim, etc.)
2. (trans.) to reach or arrive at in space or time

3. (intr.) often followed by “to” . to arrive (at) with effort or exertion  
























Spring napping
In the hope of attaining Nirvana
Let’s go crazy









Sunday, 24 April 2016

Pie

PIE

-noun
1. a baked food consisting of a sweet or savoury filling in a pastry-lined dish, often covered with a pastry crust

-noun
2. a very small former Indian coin worth one third of a pice

-noun
3. (history) a book for finding the Church service for any particular day. Also: pye

-noun
1. a jumbled pile of printer's type
2. a jumbled mixture
-verb (trans.)
3. to spill and mix (set type) indiscriminately
4. to mix up

























Heavenly scents in the house
From a Dutch apple pie

Fresh out of the oven

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Obstinacy

OBSTINACY

-noun
1. the state or quality of being obstinate
2. an obstinate act, attitude, etc . Also (rare): pervicacity, pervicacy

























I chide her for such an obstinacy
But she cannot want for me to go away

So she can torment the lizards once again

Friday, 22 April 2016

Particle

PARTICLE

-noun
1. an extremely small piece of matter; speck
2. a very tiny amount; iota
3. a function word, especially (in certain languages) a word belonging to an uninflected class having supra-segmental or grammatical function
4. a common affix, such as re-, un-, or -ness
5. (physics) . a body with finite mass that can be treated as having negligible size, and internal structure
6. (Roman Catholic Church) . a small piece broken off from the Host at Mass
7. (archaic) . a section or clause of a document














In the spotless and
lavender scented sacristy

Not a particle amiss

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Acquiesce

ACQUIESCE

-verb
(intr.); (often followed by “in” or “to”) . to comply (with); assent (to) without protest

























That delicate moment
When the heart acquiesces

And the hand loses all restrain