Saturday, 23 September 2017

Allurement

ALLUREMENT

-noun
Something that entices or tempts (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; fascination, charm, attraction

























How he rolls and stretches and purrs!
All allurements setting the belly trap
Which he then closes on my hand

To make sure I pet him enough.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Rheology

RHEOLOGY
(rɪˈɒlədʒɪ  )

-noun
the branch of physics concerned with the flow and change of shape of matter





















What is our life
As tentative augurs?
Clutching at dreams
Rheology of clouds
To decipher a path
That might make sense

Or just feel safe

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Preclude

PRECLUDE

-verb (trans.)
1. to exclude or debar
2. to make impossible, in particular beforehand


















A lack of light
Does not preclude

Transparency

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Obsequious

OBSEQUIOUS

-adj.
1. obedient or attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
2. (rare) submissive or compliant



















The jokes aren’t stellar but
Obsequious appreciation
Is proffered nonetheless
Disguised as emojis and

Standard internet emotions

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Quandary

QUANDARY

-noun
a situation or circumstance that presents problems difficult to solve; predicament; dilemma

























We rush through
A weekday morning quandary
Admire the dawn

Or panic into work

Monday, 18 September 2017

Convulse

CONVULSE

-verb
1. (trans.) to shake or agitate violently
2. (trans.) to cause (muscles) to undergo violent spasms or contractions
3. (intr. ; often followed by “with”) (informal) . to shake or be overcome (with violent emotion, in particular laughter)
4. (trans.) to disrupt the normal running of (a country, etc.)
























What fever possesses him
Convulses these chubby limbs

Banning slumber from this body?

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Ripen

RIPEN

-verb
to make or become ripe
























A little line
Of edible soldiers
Ripens on the board

Vying for consumption

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Magnanimous

MAGNANIMOUS

-adj.
generous and noble

























Such
A
True heart
Such a real
Magnanimous soul
To forgive
My sins
So

Soon

Friday, 15 September 2017

Perfunctory

PERFUNCTORY
[pəˈfʌŋktərɪ]

-adj.
1. done superficially, only as a matter of routine; careless or cursory
2. dull or indifferent


















An ideal landscape
Under the most perfunctory look
Nothing left to see there

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Scurrilous

SCURRILOUS

-adj.
1. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
2. characterized by gross or obscene humour

























Whoever
Had the scurrilous notion
To insert chains in his soul
As if he wasn’t able

To do so himself?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Eke

EKE

-verb
(trans.) (archaic) . to increase, enlarge, or lengthen

-sentence connector
(archaic) also; moreover

























With every passing day
Eked night crawls in

Summer flees along the waves

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pervasive

PERVASIVE

-adj.
pervading or tending to pervade


Feast
Decay
Pervasive
Blight on  joy


Art by Bertozzi & Casoni. "Minimi avanzi" 
Pinacoteca Civica, Ascoli Piceno, 25 March - 24 September 2017.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Syllabify

SYLLABIFY
[sɪˈlæbɪˌfaɪ]

-verb
(trans.) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables

























In the shop
A delighted child
Slowly syllabifies

The writing on the plates


Sunday, 10 September 2017

Course

COURSE

-noun
1. a continuous progression from one point to the next in time or space; onward movement
2. a route or direction followed
3. the path or channel along which something moves
4. an area or stretch of land or water on which a sport is played or a race is run
5. a period of time; duration
6. the usual order of and time required for a sequence of events; regular procedure
7. a mode of conduct or action
8. a connected series of events, actions, etc.
9. (education)
a. a prescribed number of lessons, lectures, etc., in an educational curriculum
b. the material covered in such a curriculum
10. a prescribed regimen to be followed for a specific period of time
11. a part of a meal served at one time
12. a continuous, usually horizontal, layer of building material, such as a row of bricks, tiles, etc.
13. (nautical) . any of the sails on the lowest yards of a square-rigged ship
14. (knitting) . the horizontal rows of stitches
15. (in medieval Europe) a charge by knights in a tournament
16.
a. a hunt by hounds relying on sight rather than scent
b. a match in which two greyhounds compete in chasing a hare
17. the part or function assigned to an individual bell in a set of changes
18. (archaic) . a running race
-verb
19. (intr.) to run, race, or flow, especially swiftly and without interruption
20. to cause (hounds) to hunt by sight rather than scent or (of hounds) to hunt (a quarry) thus
21. (trans.) to run through or over; traverse
22. (intr.) to take a direction; proceed on a course

























We prepare scents
Perfume for a series of courses
From beans to courgettes

With summer bounty

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Beset

BESET

-verb (trans.)
1. (in particular of dangers, temptations, or difficulties) to trouble or harass constantly
2. to surround or attack from all sides
3. (archaic) . to cover with, especially with jewels

























Beset by enemies and illness
He flees in slumber
Dreaming of heroic escapes

His lungs do not permit