–adj. 1. bearing, producing, or capable of producing vegetation, crops, etc., abundantly; prolific. 2. bearing or capable of bearing offspring. 3. abundantly productive. 4. producing an abundance (usually followed by “of” or “in” ). 5. conducive to productiveness. 6. Biology . a. fertilized, as an egg or ovum; fecundated. b. capable of growth or development, as seeds or eggs. 7. Botany . a. capable of producing sexual reproductive structures. b. capable of causing fertilization, as an anther with fully developed pollen. c. having spore-bearing organs, as a frond. 8. Physics . (of a nuclide) capable of being transmuted into a fissile nuclide by irradiation with neutrons: Uranium 238 and thorium 232 are fertile nuclides. 9. produced in abundance.
Fertile pods Dispensing future dreams. The cat turns over.
-noun 1. a star or something shaped like a star. 2. prima ballerina.
She spins and turns Flammable ballerina So graceful in every stance Of this intimate public drama She spins and turns Burnt by the lust of admirers The heat in their eyes Magma on their minds She spins and turns Slowly becoming étoile Bright against the ballet night.
ACCRETE -verb tr., intr. To grow gradually by accumulation.
You can rule Make it compulsory To look the other way To bury our head in sand Wait! That isn't sand. Ashes! Ashes! Ashes! Accreted in the air, Accreted in strata! No burying then Or maybe just our dead Killed by clouds Killed by planes Killed by rules For economy's sake.
–adj. 1. designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the 3rd to the 9th century a.d. –noun 2. an uncial letter. 3. uncial writing. 4. a manuscript written in uncials.
All gilded beauty and ornate uncials The book beckons from under its glass coffin A reader’s kiss might wake it up A loving stroke from fervent hands
-adj. 1. of or going to the root or origin; fundamental. 2. thoroughgoing or extreme, esp. as regards change from accepted or traditional forms. 3. favouring drastic political, economic, or social reforms. 4. forming a basis or foundation. 5. existing inherently in a thing or person. 6. Mathematics . a. pertaining to or forming a root. b. denoting or pertaining to the radical sign. c. (of a function) not capable of being expressed exactly as a ratio of two polynomials (also called irrational) 7. Grammar . of or pertaining to a root. 8. Botany . of or arising from the root or the base of the stem. –noun 9. a person who holds or follows strong convictions or extreme principles; extremist. 10.a person who advocates fundamental political, economic, and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods. 11.Mathematics . a. a quantity expressed as a root of another quantity. b. the set of elements of a ring, some power of which is contained in a given ideal. c. radical sign: the symbol √ indicating extraction of a root of the quantity that follows it. 12.Chemistry . a. Group: two or more atoms specifically arranged, as the hydroxyl group, –OH.. b. as in “free radical”: an atom or molecule that bears an unpaired electron and is extremely reactive, capable of engaging in rapid chain reactions that destabilize other molecules and generate many more free radicals: in the body, deactivated by antioxidants, uric acid, and certain enzyme activities. 13.Grammar . root, in particular a. a morpheme that underlies an inflectional or derivational paradigm b. such a form reconstructed for a parent language. 14.(in Chinese writing) one of 214 ideographic elements used in combination with phonetics to form thousands of different characters.
You like to focus On hooligans, Anarchists Rioting, Ravaging your body, Breaking havoc: Free radicals. Against that unlawful lot Only one cure: Anti-oxydants! Let them eat cake! (and not your cells) Let them eat cake! Green tea cake.
–adj. 1. Biology . breaking up into fragments or separate portions; dividing into parts. 2. pertaining to an anatomical model made up of detachable pieces. 3. Geology. noting or pertaining to rock or rocks composed of fragments or particles of older rocks or previously existing solid matter; fragmental.
–verb (used with object) 1. to prod or push, especially with something narrow or pointed, as a finger, elbow, stick, etc. 2. to make (a hole, one's way, etc.) by or as by prodding or pushing. 3. to thrust or push. 4. to force, drive, or stir by or as by pushing or thrusting. 5. to thrust obtrusively. –verb (used without object) 6. to make a pushing or thrusting movement with the finger, a stick, etc. 7. to extend or project (often followed by "out"). 8. to thrust oneself obtrusively. 9. to search curiously; pry (often followed by “around” or “about”). 10.to go or proceed in a slow or aimless way (often followed by “along”). –noun 11.a thrust or push. 12.Informal . a slow or dawdling person; slowpoke.
–noun 1. Chiefly Midland U.S. and Scot. . a bag or sack, especially a small one. 2. a wallet or purse. 3. Archaic . a pocket.
–noun 1. a projecting brim at the front of a bonnet, framing the face. 2. Also called poke bonnet. a bonnet or hat with such a brim.
Don’t poke me! Said Amor But Psyche would not listen So he fled. from “Amor and Psyche, the Alternative Story”)
SCARPER -verb intr. To flee, especially without paying one's bills.
When my husband returned last night Hermes had to scarper so quickly That he left a foot in the courtyard. Most people might leave a shoe Or an imprint in the tulip bed It takes a god to abandon a limb. We made a fountain out of it.
noun 1. a person who lives in seclusion or apart from society, often for religious meditation. 2. Also, incluse. a religious voluntary immured in a cave, hut, or the like, or one remaining within a cell for life. –adj. 3. shut off or apart from the world; living in seclusion, often for religious reasons. 4. characterized by seclusion; solitary.
Guilty woman, Lost in the forest, Seduced by a god; Despite her vows And better sense. That guilty woman, Condemned to be recluse; We sing of her sons, Of their fight Of the mighty city, Founded on blood. But everyone forgets The woman The woman who loved When it was forbidden The woman who was closed Young and alive into a cell And forgotten.
–noun 1. a breathing hole; an opening by which a confined space has communication with the outer air; air hole. 2. Zoology . a. an aperture or orifice through which air or water passes in the act of respiration, as the blowhole of a cetacean. b. an opening in the head of sharks and rays through which water is drawn and passed over gills. c. one of the external orifices of the tracheal respiratory system of certain invertebrates, usually on the sides of the body.
A spirited spiracle Tells of an Etruscan tale Or of someone's sense of humour.
–noun 1. the branch of knowledge dealing with past events. 2. a continuous, systematic narrative of past events as relating to a particular people, country, period, person, etc., usually written as a chronological account; chronicle. 3. the aggregate of past events. 4. the record of past events and times, especially in connection with the human race. 5. a past notable for its important, unusual, or interesting events. 6. acts, ideas, or events that will or can shape the course of the future; immediate but significant happenings. 7. a systematic account of any set of natural phenomena without particular reference to time. 8. a drama representing historical events
The eye was in the tree Watching brothers bicker It’d seen the birds fly by Had counted them, Knew of the fraud The eye was in the tree Watching closely at rage That killed one Crowning the other king Of a demented city. The eye was in the tree Watching relentlessly That eye we know Squinting over our deeds: History.
EFFLUVIUM -noun 1. A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapour or gas. 2. a. A by-product or residue; waste. b. The odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter. 3. An impalpable emanation; an aura.
Coming into the cellar We could easily recognize When Serendipity had been by She left an effluvium About the rounds of cheese Decay and transformation Pungent transcendence That delighted mice and men But puzzled tourists
–noun 1. a natural or prevailing disposition to move, proceed, or act in some direction or toward some point, end, or result. 2. an inclination, bent, or predisposition to something. 3. a special and definite purpose in a novel or other literary work.
Alone at night She had the tendency to pray For the most unlikely things: Knights in shining armours, Fantastic beasts, Moon driven mills, And shining stars That might, One day, Wander in her path.
–noun 1. Horticulture . a. a bud, shoot, or scion of a plant inserted in a groove, slit, or the like in a stem or stock of another plant in which it continues to grow. b. the plant resulting from such an operation; the united stock and scion. c. the place where the scion is inserted. 2. Surgery . a portion of living tissue surgically transplanted from one part of an individual to another, or from one individual to another, for its adhesion and growth. 3. an act of grafting. –verb (used with object) 4. to insert (a graft) into a tree or other plant; insert a scion of (one plant) into another plant. 5. to cause (a plant) to reproduce through grafting. 6. Surgery . to transplant (a portion of living tissue, as of skin or bone) as a graft. 7. to attach as if by grafting. 8. Nautical . to cover (a rope) with a weaving of rope yarn. –verb (used without object) 9. to insert scions from one plant into another. 10.to become grafted.
–noun 1. the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, esp. through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc. 2. a particular instance, method, or means of thus acquiring gain or advantage. 3. the gain or advantage acquired. 4. British Slang . work; labour. –verb (used with object) 5. to obtain by graft. –verb (used without object) 6. to practice graft.
In An Unwise Graft attempt He had transplanted Gold jewellery into the flesh Of fast growing canes Losing to Magpies’ Glee. Fool!
-adj. 1 British : impaired by age or dampness 2 : saturated with dust and stale odours 3 : rigidly old-fashioned or reactionary
Spent time, dead times… Where do all those deceased seconds go? In which cemetery do they lay, Limbs stiff, frozen, contorted By short yet consumptive effort? Traces, skeletons, fossils, Locked in fusty transient smiles.
Somewhere Time scavengers roam, Empty hour glasses in hand Sorting out bodies By order of decay and corrosion Frisking them for spare moments Grain after silvery grain.
Their dream: To build a parallel universe On spare instants And stolen fragments Where all possibilities of this world Might escape and lead a life Free from constrains Of time.
The gorgeous hour glass picture in the background is appearing courtesy of Brooks Elliott.
–noun 1. shambles, ( used with a singular or plural verb ) a. a slaughterhouse. b. any place of carnage. c. any scene of destruction. d. any scene, place, or thing in disorder. 2. British Dialect . a butcher's shop or stall.
–verb (used without object) 1. to walk or go awkwardly; shuffle. –noun 2. a shambling gait.
The shambling cat Easing on to her prey Aiming at mayhem, mischief, And shambles.
–verb (used with object) 1. to give careful attention to. –verb (used without object) 2. to give attention; have regard. –noun 3. careful attention; notice; observation (usually with “give” or “take”).
The Mexican monster reached from the deep, oozing, all oily and stinking of wasted riches, hungry for lives, scaring the fish and sea life away from around him. But for one courageous – but possibly only blind – medusa who, alone, dared to return the creature’s gaze, turning it into fire coral instantly, a massive yet grotesque living sculpture to greed and loss-of-profit (although, to this day, careless divers still chop some of the monster’s flesh to carve jewellery and trinkets, while angry fish yell “sabotage!”. But no one heeds them.)
What will happen when that wind farm starts leaking winds, now?