Friday 30 November 2012



1. a chain or ribbon by which a pocket watch is attached to a waistcoat
2. any ornament hung on such a chain
3. a small pocket in a man's waistcoat, for holding a watch
4. a metal or plastic tab on a key ring

an archaic word for cheat

A broken fob
A broken heart

Thursday 29 November 2012



1. performed or executed without delay
2. quick or ready to act or respond
3. informal  punctually
4. (trans.) to urge (someone to do something)
5. to remind (an actor, singer, etc.) of lines forgotten during a performance
6. (trans.) to refresh the memory of
7. (trans.) to give rise to by suggestion: his affairs will prompt discussion
8. commerce
a. the time limit allowed for payment of the debt incurred by purchasing goods or services on credit
b. the contract specifying this time limit
c. Also called: prompt note  a memorandum sent to a purchaser to remind him of the time limit and the sum due
9. the act of prompting
10.anything that serves to remind
11. an aid to the operator of a computer in the form of a question or statement that appears on the screen showing that the equipment is ready to proceed and indicating the options available

Of an old friend
Untouched or unrecalled
Prompting memories

Wednesday 28 November 2012



1. relatively advanced physically, mentally, emotionally, etc.; grown-up
2. (of plans, theories, etc.) fully considered; perfected
3. due or payable: a mature debenture
4. biology
a. fully developed or differentiated: a mature cell
b. fully grown; adult: a mature animal
5. (of fruit, wine, cheese, etc.) ripe or fully aged
6. youthful See also old (of a river valley or land surface) in the middle stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by meanders, maximum relief, etc.
7. to make or become mature
8. (intr.) (of notes, bonds, etc.) to become due for payment or repayment

There is ageing
And there is maturing
It's all about developing
Interesting scents and flavours
Or ideas
And getting old
As gracefully as possible.

Tuesday 27 November 2012



1. the act of tempting or the state of being tempted
2. a person or thing that tempts

Fishy temptation
All for a song
But who gets caught?

Monday 26 November 2012



1. to discern or make out; catch sight of
2. to discover by looking carefully; detect

Going through dark streets
Attempting to descry potential threats
Not expecting knights in pink armour

Sunday 25 November 2012



1. a container used for holding or serving food, esp an open shallow container of pottery, glass, etc.
2. the food that is served or contained in a dish
3. a particular article or preparation of food
4. Also called: dishful .the amount contained in a dish
5. something resembling a dish, especially in shape
6. a concavity or depression
7. dish aerial . short for satellite dish aerial
8. informal . an attractive person
9. informal . something that one particularly enjoys or excels in
10. to put into a dish
11. to make hollow or concave
12. informal . (Brit.) to ruin or spoil

A sumptuous dish
Disrobed of its dish