Monday, 18 June 2018

Crustaceous

CRUSTACEOUS

-adj.
1. forming, resembling, or possessing a surrounding crust or shell
2. (zoology) another word for crustacean






















We cannot help
But marvel
At medieval beauty
Crustaceous lions

And stone lace



Sunday, 17 June 2018

Plenteous

PLENTEOUS

-adj.
1. ample; abundant
2. producing or yielding abundantly
























Summer creeps in
Our Georgian fare
Plenteous in colours,

Scents, and heat
















Saturday, 16 June 2018

Shill

SHILL

-noun
(slang) a confidence trickster's assistant, in particular a person who poses as an ordinary customer, gambler, etc., in order to entice others to participate


























She sleeps now
The sweet shill
Dreaming of tricking you
Into feeding her scraps
In order to start a trend
So that she has not
To beg anymore

Friday, 15 June 2018

Infinite

INFINITE

-adj.
1. having no limits or boundaries in time, space, extent, or magnitude
2. extremely or immeasurably great or numerous
3. all-embracing, absolute, or total
4. (mathematics)
a. having an unlimited number of digits, factors, terms, members, etc.
b. (of a set) able to be put in a one-to-one correspondence with part of itself
c. (of an integral) having infinity as one or both limits of integration

























One
Strand
Untied
At a time
A fisherman’s job
Infinite patience paramount

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Twitten

TWITTEN

-noun
(Southeast England dialect) a narrow alleyway

























Spring time
In the twitten
Listening to
Birdies tweet

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Ample

AMPLE

-adj.
1. more than sufficient; abundant
2. large in size, extent, or amount
























They come up to breathe
Ample land beasts
Ready to go back down
With every rise
Of the sea level

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Pluvious

PLUVIOUS

-adj.
of or relating to rain; rainy
























Where are your emotions?
Pluvious street art

Crying in the street

Monday, 11 June 2018

Alley

ALLEY

-noun
1. a narrow lane or passage, in particular one between or behind buildings.
2. (tennis, mainly US) the space between the singles and doubles sidelines
3. a walk in a park or garden, in particular one lined with trees or bushes

-noun
1. a large playing marble


























Morning scuttles
Down the alley
On its way to the market
Waking up spiders
And lazy larks

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Strain

STRAIN

-verb
1. to draw or be drawn taut; stretch tight
2. to exert, tax, or use (resources) to the utmost extent
3. to injure or damage or be injured or damaged by overexertion
4. to deform or be deformed as a result of a stress
5. (intr.) to make intense or violent efforts; strive
6. to subject or be subjected to mental tension or stress
7. to pour or pass (a substance) or (of a substance) to be poured or passed through a sieve, filter, or strainer
8. (trans.) to draw off or remove (one part of a substance or mixture from another) by or as if by filtering
9. (trans.) to clasp tightly; hug
10. (trans.) (obsolete) to force or constrain
11. (intr.; followed by “at”)
a. to push, pull, or work with violent exertion (upon)
b. to strive (for)
c. to balk or scruple (from)
-noun
12. the act or an instance of straining
13. the damage resulting from excessive exertion
14. an intense physical or mental effort
15. (music) (often plural) . a theme, melody, or tune
16. a great demand on the emotions, resources, etc.
17. a feeling of tension and tiredness resulting from overwork, worry, etc.; stress
18. a particular style or recurring theme in speech or writing
19. (physics) . the change in dimension of a body under load expressed as the ratio of the total deflection or change in dimension to the original unloaded dimension. It may be a ratio of lengths, areas, or volumes

-noun
1. the main body of descendants from one ancestor
2. a group of organisms within a species or variety, distinguished by one or more minor characteristics
3. a variety of bacterium or fungus, in particular when used for a culture
4. a streak; trace
5. (archaic) a kind, type, or sort
















Fresh cheese
Enriched with cream

Strained for a night

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Nuzzle

NUZZLE

-verb
1. to push or rub gently against the nose or snout
2. (intr.) to nestle; lie close
3. (trans.) to dig out with the snout


























The magnificent
Fluff would nuzzle
Next to us
Snoring happily

Friday, 8 June 2018

Blither

BLITHER

-verb 
(intr.) to talk nonsense
















Another dream; another blither
This time of old world building methods.
The smell of stewed birch brings back
Memories of drowned words

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Derogatory

DEROGATORY

-adj.
tending or intended to detract, disparage, or belittle; intentionally offensive

























Accused of
Derogatory comments
They cry out
For fake news

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Benison

BENISON

-noun
(archaic) . a blessing, in particular a spoken one

























Lifting their heart
In a song
Chanted benison
Wishing for rain
To fertilise
Their dreams

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Dilettante

DILETTANTE

-noun
1. a person whose interest in a subject is superficial rather than professional
2. a person who loves the arts
-adj.
3. of or characteristic of a dilettante
























I never could understand
How one who loves the arts
Could be called a dilettante
In such derogatory manner

Monday, 4 June 2018

Hurtle

HURTLE

-verb
1. to project or be projected very quickly, noisily, or violently
2. (intr.) (rare) . to collide or crash

























By the harbour
Old and modern
Hurtle by
And somehow stick
Together