Monday, 27 March 2017

Motormouth

MOTORMOUTH

-noun
(slang)  a garrulous person

























The season is upon us
Driving the poultry mad
With garrulous desire
Flagrant expectations
And well groomed feathers

Motormouth pigeons

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Bergamot

BERGAMOT


-noun
1. Also called : bergamot orange . a small Asian spiny rutaceous tree, Citrus bergamia, having sour fruits
2. essence of bergamot
3. a Mediterranean mint, Mentha citrata, that yields an oil similar to essence of bergamot
4. wild bergamot
a. a North American plant, Monarda fistulosa, with clusters of purple flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
b. a garden plant of the same genus, usually M. didyma (bee balm), grown for its scarlet or pink flowers
5. a variety of pear






















How tart and sour
But fragrant bergamot makes for
The most delicious marmalade

And almond cakes

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Sceptical

SCEPTICAL

-adj.
1. not convinced that something is true; doubtful
2. tending to mistrust people, ideas, etc., in general
3. of or relating to sceptics; sceptic

























After so many attempts
At slipping pills into his food
He has become sceptical

Of treats and endearments

Friday, 24 March 2017

Blood

BLOOD

-noun
1. a reddish fluid in vertebrates that is pumped by the heart through the arteries and veins, supplies tissues with nutrients, oxygen, etc, and removes waste products. It consists of a fluid (see blood plasma) containing cells (erythrocytes, leucocytes, and platelets)
2. a similar fluid in such invertebrates as annelids and arthropods
3. bloodshed, especially when resulting in murder
4. the guilt or responsibility for killing or injuring
5. life itself; lifeblood
6. relationship through being of the same family, race, or kind; kinship
7. ethnic or national descent
8. temperament; disposition; temper
9. good or pure breeding; pedigree
10. people viewed as members of a group, especially as an invigorating force
11. (mainly British)(rare) . a dashing young man; dandy; rake
12. the sensual or carnal nature of man
13. (obsolete) one of the four bodily humours
-verb (trans.)
14. (hunting) . to cause (young hounds) to taste the blood of a freshly killed quarry and so become keen to hunt
15. (hunting) . to smear the cheeks or forehead of (a person) with the blood of the kill as an initiation in hunting
16. to initiate (a person) to an activity or organization, especially by real-life experience


























Off-winter hour, a lonely fence
Something went wrong with
The ones who stopped and stared
There was a sound of blood and panic

The dreaded calm of mortal species.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Homogeneous

HOMOGENEOUS

-adj.
1. composed of similar or identical parts or elements
2. of uniform nature
3. similar in kind or nature
4. having a constant property, such as density, throughout
5. (mathematics)
a. (of a polynomial) . containing terms of the same degree with respect to all the variables, as in x2 + 2xy + y2
b. (of a function) . containing a set of variables such that when each is multiplied by a constant, this constant can be eliminated without altering the value of the function, as in cos x/y + x/y
c. (of an equation) . containing a homogeneous function made equal to 0
6. (chemistry) . of, composed of, or concerned with a single phase





















A story unaccounted for
The disarray of millions
Broken by homogenous apathy
Lies and razor barbed fences
Between them and their new life.

Our story.


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Lid

LID

-noun
1. a cover, usually removable or hinged, for a receptacle
2. short for eyelid
3. botany another name for operculum (the covering of the spore-bearing capsule of a moss)


























When the storm stops me,
I see the smell of leaves,
The pressure of the sky
Still and tied at my window
At the lid of my soul


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Garrulous

GARRULOUS

-adj.
1. given to constant and frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
2. wordy or diffuse; prolix

















As a woman of war,
The only possible present
Is a soul to sink into water,

Garrulous silence, and a man.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Conniption

CONNIPTION

-noun
(often plural) (US and Canadian) (slang) . a fit of rage or tantrums


























Fickle spring
Goes into conniptions

Then smiles

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Carousal

CAROUSAL
[kəˈraʊzəl]

-noun
a merry drinking party


























We all scramble
Over the ghosts
Of past carousal
For spoils, souvenirs

Cork pin cushions


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nudge

NUDGE

-verb (trans.)
1. to push or poke (someone) gently, especially with the elbow, to get attention; jog
2. to push slowly or lightly
3. to give (someone) a gentle reminder or encouragement
-noun
4. a gentle poke or push
5. a gentle reminder

























He resents the nudge
Of caresses from strangers
Yet can’t be bothered

To budge or protest

Friday, 17 March 2017

Treble

TREBLE

-adj.
1. threefold; triple
2. of, relating to, or denoting a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
-noun
3. three times the amount, size, etc.
4. a soprano voice or part or a high-pitched instrument
5. the highest register of a musical instrument
6.
a. the high-frequency response of an audio amplifier, especially in a record player or tape recorder
b. a control knob on such an instrument by means of which the high-frequency gain can be increased or decreased
7. (bell-ringing) . the lightest and highest bell in a ring
8.
a. the narrow inner ring on a dartboard
b. a hit on this ring
-verb
9. to make or become three times as much


























Windy voice
Treble hint

Call for compassion

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Shunt

SHUNT

-verb
1. to turn or cause to turn to one side; move or be moved aside
2. (railways) . to transfer (rolling stock) from track to track
3. (electronics) . to divert or be diverted through a shunt
4. (trans.) to evade by putting off onto someone else
5. (trans.) (motor racing) (slang) . to crash (a car)
-noun
6. the act or an instance of shunting
7. a railway point
8. (electronics) . a low-resistance conductor connected in parallel across a device, circuit, or part of a circuit to provide an alternative path for a known fraction of the current
9. (medicine) . a channel that bypasses the normal circulation of the blood: a congenital abnormality or surgically induced
10. (British) (informal) . a collision which occurs when a vehicle runs into the back of the vehicle in front


























A hoard to statues
Here now, somewhere else yesterday,
Shunted about through centuries

Looking for a home 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Lethiferous

LETHIFEROUS
[liːˈθɪfərəs]

-adj.
(archaic) lethal or deadly

























In these walls lurk
Fossilized miasma
Lethiferous memories
Washed away by

Global warming



Monday, 13 March 2017

Immanent

IMMANENT

-adj.
1. existing, operating, or remaining within; inherent
2. of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe

























A stroll
Taken
(Stolen)
Through
Dusk
Immanent
Beauty

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Vintage

VINTAGE

-noun
1. the wine obtained from a harvest of grapes, especially in an outstandingly good year, referred to by the year involved, the district, or the vineyard
2. the harvest from which such a wine is obtained
3.
a. the harvesting of wine grapes
b. the season of harvesting these grapes or for making wine
4. a time of origin
5. (informal) . a group of people or objects of the same period
-adj.
6. (of wine) of an outstandingly good year
7. representative of the best and most typical
8. of lasting interest and importance; venerable; classic
9. old-fashioned; dated
-verb
10. (trans.) . to gather (grapes) or make (wine)

























For the time
Of a brief epic

Vintages tasting 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Emote

EMOTE

-verb
(intr.) to display exaggerated emotion, as in acting; behave theatrically


























She hops over
Not quite emoting
Over her sore leg
In hope for a cuddle




Friday, 10 March 2017

Radiance

RADIANCE

-noun
1. the quality or state of being radiant
2. a measure of the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface. It is the radiant intensity in a given direction of a small element of surface area divided by the orthogonal projection of this area onto a plane at right angles to the direction . Symbol: Le











A dying day
Flamboyant radiance
Bleeding into night

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Accurate

ACCURATE

-adj.
1. faithfully representing or describing the truth
2. showing a negligible or permissible deviation from a standard
3. without error; precise; meticulous
4. (mathematics)
a. (to n significant digits) representing the first n digits of the given number starting with the first nonzero digit, but approximating to the nearest digit in the final position
b. (to n decimal places) giving the first n digits after the decimal point without further approximation

























Giant fields of clouds swimming across
The first storm of these worried ages
Spoke to me, allowed me to die
I, a mere mortal lily lost in a fishbowl
This my private sea, a pool of accurate silence
I, a small stone ground deep and smooth
With every crashing wave


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Profess

PROFESS

-verb
1.  to affirm or announce (something, such as faith); acknowledge
2. (trans.) to claim (something, such as a feeling or skill, or to be or do something), often insincerely or falsely
3. to receive or be received into a religious order, as by taking vows

























Should you call for preservation of poems
Then you should be able to enter the courtyard,
And hear their shadows going in and out of your life
Regardless of how you profess
That you could feel the whole content of the sea
That sole sense of imprisonment
Coming from delusional lies

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Démodé

DÉMODÉ
[demɔde]

-adj.
out of fashion

























Not even a small girl
In démodé fluorescent tatters
With the same eyes seeing through your brain
A traveller who settles on the far end of the street

A dog, a real thing.

Monday, 6 March 2017

Dandelion

DANDELION

-noun
1. a plant, Taraxacum officinale, native to Europe and Asia and naturalized as a weed in North America, having yellow rayed flowers and deeply notched basal leaves, which are used for salad or wine: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. any of several similar related plants


























Mineral firework, floral brine,
Dandelion stone continually cold and gone.
The consciousness of energy

Inhabited by instantaneous blooming stars.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Rouse

ROUSE

-verb
1. to bring (oneself or another person) out of sleep, unconsciousness, etc, or (of a person) to come to consciousness in this way
2. (trans.) to provoke, stir, or excite
3. (hunting) .to start or cause to start from cover
4. (intr.) (falconry) . (of hawks) to ruffle the feathers and cause them to stand briefly on end (a sign of contentment)
6. (raʊs) (intr. ; followed by “on”) (Australian) . to speak scoldingly or rebukingly (to)
-noun
7. (mainly US) . another term for reveille

-noun (archaic)
1. an alcoholic drink, especially a full measure
2. another word for carousal



















The first thing to do
A glass, a rouse, a drink,
This is the way we changed the world.

Playing sound outside the pieces

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Latent

LATENT

-adj.
1. potential but not obvious or explicit
2. (of buds, spores, etc.) dormant
3. (pathology) (especially of an infectious disease) . not yet revealed or manifest
4. (of a virus) inactive in the host cell, its nucleic acid being integrated into, and replicated with, the host cell's DNA
5. (psychoanalysis) . relating to that part of a dream expressive of repressed desires

























You could see the sun was old,
Red and sweet, light marmalade
Sticky latent light

Struggling to come up

Friday, 3 March 2017

Radiant

RADIANT

-adj.
1. sending out rays of light; bright; shining
2. characterized by health, intense joy, happiness, etc.
3. emitted or propagated by or as radiation; radiated
4. sending out heat by radiation
5. (physics) (of a physical quantity in photometry) . evaluated by absolute energy measurements
-noun
6. a point or object that emits radiation, especially the part of a heater that gives out heat
7. (astronomy) . the point in space from which a meteor shower appears to emanate


























A light lock, a dead hole, the radiant void
Of a modern world grown larger
That strict sanity truly allows
Salvaged from a man who passed through

And had been found wanting

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Ethereal

ETHEREAL
[ɪˈθɪərɪəl]

-adj.
1. extremely delicate or refined; exquisite
2. almost as light as air; impalpable; airy
3. celestial or spiritual
4. of, containing, or dissolved in an ether, especially diethyl ether, an ethereal solution
5. of or relating to the ether




















Give me what you want me to do
When the water red and green seems to be
And I'll be there to come back
To the singing ethereal season,
Sharper and bigger than those
Who grew humans as an afterthought


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Enthuse

ENTHUSE
nˈθjuːz]

-verb
to feel or show or cause to feel or show enthusiasm



















A weary tender soul
Not enthused with so many souls
A beast having given up on company
An empty lot stretching

Choking up tears at bed time