Saturday, 23 June 2018

Hesitate

HESITATE

-verb (intr.)
1. to hold back or be slow in acting; be uncertain
2. to be unwilling or reluctant (to do something)
3. to stammer or pause in speaking

























She looks askance
Hesitating to trust a stranger
With her wellbeing

Friday, 22 June 2018

Snicket

SNICKET

-noun
(Northern England dialect) a passageway between walls or fences

























Mock window
Open onto a snicket
Invites an escape

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Conduit

CONDUIT

-noun
1. a pipe or channel for carrying a fluid
2. a rigid tube or duct for carrying and protecting electrical wires or cables
3. an agency or means of access, communication, etc.
4. (botany) . a water-transporting element in a plant; a xylem vessel or a tracheid
5.  a rare word for fountain
























As a recurring theme
This humorous conduit
Seems to hint at history

Or at least a story













Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Disparage

DISPARAGE

-verb (trans.)
1. to speak contemptuously of; belittle
2. to damage the reputation of
























Rust acting up
All to disparage

Nobel metal artwork

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Lucent

LUCENT

-adj.
brilliant, shining, or translucent














Up north
Lucent dusks
Shimmering nights

Tender premature dawns

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