Monday 30 June 2014



1. to utter (words, sounds, etc.) in an incoherent or indistinct jumble
2. (intr.) to talk foolishly, incessantly, or irrelevantly
3. (trans.) to disclose (secrets, confidences, etc.) carelessly or impulsively
4. (intr.) (of streams, birds, etc.) to make a low murmuring or bubbling sound
5. incoherent or foolish speech; chatter
6. a murmuring or bubbling sound

You can’t hear the birds sing
Above the babble of water
And children’s laughter

Sunday 29 June 2014



small squares of pasta containing a usually savoury mixture of meat, or cheese, etc.

Traditional fun fare
Playing with dough
For Sunday ravioli

Saturday 28 June 2014



1. a group of people who associate together or act as an organized body, especially for criminal or illegal purposes
an organized group of workmen
2. a herd of buffaloes or elks or a pack of wild dogs
3. (New Zealand) a group of shearers who travel to different shearing sheds, shearing, classing, and baling wool
4. a series of similar tools arranged to work simultaneously in parallel
5. to form into, become part of, or act as a gang
6. (trans.) (electronics) . to mount (two or more components, such as variable capacitors) on the same shaft, permitting adjustment by a single control

1. (Scottish) to go

1. valueless and undesirable material, such as quartz in small quantities, in an ore. Also: gangue

A precious gang
Ever ready for mischief
Looking for homes

Friday 27 June 2014



1. the act or process of coming together again
2. the state or condition of having been brought together again
3. a gathering of relatives, friends, or former associates

Years after the play
A reunion was planned
But for her death

In memoriam Valentina D'Arrigo