–noun 1. the pure colour of a clear sky; the primary colour between green and violet in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 450 and 500 nm. 2. something having a blue colour. 3. a person who wears blue or is a member of a group characterized by some blue symbol. 4. (often initial capital letter) a member of the Union army in the American Civil War or the army itself. 5. any of several blue-winged butterflies of the family Lycaenidae. 6. the blue, a. the sky. b. the sea. c. the remote distance. –adj. 7. of the colour of blue. 8. (initial capital letter) of or pertaining to the Union army in the American Civil War. 9. (of the skin) discoloured by cold, contusion, fear, or vascular collapse. 10.depressed in spirits; dejected; melancholy. 11.holding or offering little hope; dismal; bleak. 12.characterized by or stemming from rigid morals or religion. 13.marked by blasphemy. 14.(of an animal's hair) greyish-blue. 15.indecent; somewhat obscene; risqué. –verb (used with object) 16.to make blue; dye a blue colour. 17.to tinge with bluing. –verb (used without object) 18.to become or turn blue.
Blue is the colour of your smile as you lie in your grave, Colours robbed from you with the air you breathed. I wonder about the shade of your softly closed eyes And that of the world they held in their throes: The golden fire they once flashed about, faded to ashes Life, a melancholy tone of greys and blues.
–verb (used without object) 1. to re-echo or resound. 2. Physics. to be reflected many times, as sound waves from the walls of a confined space. 3. to rebound or recoil. 4. to be deflected, as flame in a reverberatory furnace. –verb (used with object) 5. to echo back or re-echo (sound). 6. to cast back or reflect (light, heat, etc.). 7. to subject to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace. –adj. 8. Also : reverberant.
In the heat The stones reverberate The spirit of those past As they murmur Their tale to the clouds
-noun 1. a unit of length, 1/12 foot, equivalent to 2.54 centimetres. 2. a very small amount of anything; narrow margin. –verb (used with object), verb (used without object) 3. to move by inches or small degrees.
Evening inching in Lamp after street lamp Drawing shadows out From their hiding place.
–adj. 1. of common or frequent occurrence; prevalent; in widespread existence, activity, or use. 2. current in speech or report. 3. abundant, plentiful, or numerous. 4. abounding (usually followed by "with")
Dreams, history, Rife in colours and shapes Mute tragedy.
–verb (used with object) 1. to augment the illustrative content of (a book) by inserting additional prints, drawings, engravings, etc., not included in the original volume. 2. to mutilate (books) in order to get illustrative material for such a purpose.
Digital collages: A grangerizing of pictures Not intended to mix, Strangers at a party Struggling with small talk.
–noun 1. an earth consisting chiefly of a hydrated oxide of iron and some oxide of manganese, used in its natural state as a brown pigment (raw umber) or, after heating, as a reddish-brown pigment (burnt umber). 2. the color of such a pigment; dark dusky brown or dark reddish brown. 3. Ichthyology. the European grayling, Thymallus thymallus. 4. North England Dialect. shade; shadow. –adj. 5. of the color umber. –verb (used with object) 6. to color with or as if with umber.
–adj. 1. not quick or alert in perception, feeling, or intellect; not sensitive or observant; dull. 2. not sharp, acute, or pointed; blunt in form. 3. (of a leaf, petal, etc.) rounded at the extremity. 4. indistinctly felt or perceived, as pain or sound.
In despair I called you a liar and a cheat. You laughed Blaming me for being obtuse For being incapable Of solving the riddle in your eyes The anagram.
Vintage lady, butterflies and manuscript courtesy of JoesSistah.
–noun 1. a word, phrase, or sentence formed from another by rearranging its letters. 2. anagrams, (used with a singular verb ) a game in which the players build words by transposing and, often, adding letters. –verb (used with object) 3. to form (the letters of a text) into a secret message by rearranging them. 4. to rearrange (the letters of a text) so as to discover a secret message.
Read This Sideways Anagram Trying to escape From lying mellifluous eyes Proposing mysteries, withholding crucial clues.
–noun 1. the vast body of salt water that covers almost three fourths of the earth's surface. 2. any of the geographical divisions of this body, commonly given as the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans. 3. a vast expanse or quantity
Like an ocean... I sailed the sea of your eyes Scaling every wave on your face To lose myself in the maelstrom on your laughter Let the ripples where mocking gulls dive Gurgle and giggle Back to serenity.
–adj. 1. artfully or affectedly shy or reserved; slyly hesitant; coquettish. 2. shy; modest. 3. showing reluctance, esp. when insincere or affected, to reveal one's plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand. 4. Archaic. disdainful; aloof. 5. Obsolete. quiet; reserved. –verb (used without object) 6. Archaic. to act in a coy manner. –verb (used with object) Obsolete. 7. to quiet; soothe. 8. to pat; caress.
Coy seduction in Kimono sleeve left hanging. Multi-layered clouds Slipping off a blue shoulder; Skittish summer firmament.
–verb (used without object) 1. to sniff repeatedly, as from a head cold or in repressing tears. –noun 2. an act or sound of sniffling. 3. sniffles, a condition, as a cold, marked by sniffling (usually preceded by "the")
Teapot sniffles; An amber drop catches light. Word left unwritten.
–noun 1. a portable container for holding liquids, characteristically having a neck and mouth and made of glass or plastic. 2. the contents of such a container; as much as such a container contains. 3. bottled cow's milk, milk formulas, or substitute mixtures given to infants instead of mother's milk. 4. the bottle, intoxicating beverages; liquor. –verb (used with object) 5. to put into or seal in a bottle. 6. British. to preserve (fruit or vegetables) by heating to a sufficient temperature and then sealing in a jar.
–noun Architecture. 1. Also, boutel, boutell, bowtel, bowtell: a convex moulding, as a torus or ovolo. 2. Also, bottle: a curved fractable.
I once wrote you a letter Which I slipped inside a bottle. The bottle had held some very nice wine (I had drunk it all in search for courage and words) And I thought I had drained it all. But when you broke the bottle To read my prose You found it full of drunken letters Uproarious grammaticals and Tittering errors.
–noun 1. The constellation of the Lesser Bear, to which, as containing the polar star, the eyes of mariners and travellers were often directed. 2. That which serves to direct. 3. Anything to which attention is strongly turned; a centre of attraction.
The mirror acted as cynosure Attracting the eye Where it might sink and founder An abyss that could not reflect.
–noun 1. a web spun by a spider to entrap its prey. 2. a single thread spun by a spider. 3. something resembling a cobweb; anything finespun, flimsy, or insubstantial. 4. a network of plot or intrigue; an insidious snare. 5. cobwebs, confusion, indistinctness, or lack of order. –verb (used with object) 6. to cover with or as with cobwebs. 7. to confuse or muddle
Morning tea smoking, Tearing away night cobwebs. Sweet violet scent.