Wednesday 31 August 2016



1. (intr.) to pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings; ooze
2. a small spring or place where water, oil, etc., has oozed through the ground
3. another word for seepage

Over the eastern range

A little light seeps, washing night away

Tuesday 30 August 2016



of, relating to, designating, or derived from water occurring above the water table

Vadose memories
Of imaginary ponds
Rippling under the eye
A single carp

Monday 29 August 2016



(British) a public place of recreation, including a pool for swimming or water sports

At the end of the pier
The lido welcomes you
A dream left behind

By fancier times

Sunday 28 August 2016



1. delicate or elegant
2. pleasing to the taste; choice; delicious
3. refined, especially excessively genteel; fastidious
4. a choice piece of food, especially a small cake or sweet; delicacy

Here they serve
Savoury dainties
Moreish morsels
With a glass of Kyr

Saturday 27 August 2016



1. tending to shake or tremble
2. liable to prove defective; unreliable
3. uncertain or questionable

Summer is killing him
His breathing shaky
Yet he will stay out as long as he can

Not sparing his lungs

Friday 26 August 2016



an activity or entertainment which makes time pass pleasantly

First she would spend her days
Surfing his skin and brows
A sterile pastime at best
But there she found the mermaid

Who became her best friend and lover

Thursday 25 August 2016



(geography) of or relating to ground water occurring below the water table.

I lose myself in your eyes
Looking for phreatic seepage
The unexpected tear
Coming up to drown me

In a last desperate surge

Wednesday 24 August 2016



1. (intr.) to delay in coming or going; linger
2. (intr.) to remain temporarily or briefly
3. (intr.) to wait or stay
4. (trans.) archaic or poetic . to await
5. (rare) a stay

Let’s tarry a little
Contemplate our past achievements

It’s all downhill from here

Tuesday 23 August 2016



1. serving to palliate; relieving without curing

2. something that palliates, such as a sedative drug or agent

Distressed merkind
Looking for palliatives
Stumbles on the shore 

Monday 22 August 2016



(rare) select and distinguished; eminent

The library
As eximious a place as can be

Holds the world’s treasures

Sunday 21 August 2016



-adj. (prenominal)
1. forming part of a whole; component
2. having the power to frame a constitution or to constitute a government
3. rare electing or having the power to elect
4. a component part; ingredient
5. a resident of a constituency, especially one entitled to vote
6. (mainly law) . a person who appoints another to act for him, as by power of attorney
7. (linguistics) . a word, phrase, or clause forming a part of a larger construction.

Intriguing constituents
Sea tripe calling of mermaid

Saturday 20 August 2016



1. a person, such as a sentry, assigned to keep guard
2. computing a character used to indicate the beginning or end of a particular block of information
-verb (trans.)
3. to guard as a sentinel
4. to post as a sentinel
5. to provide with a sentinel

Harbour sentinel
Ensures the coast is clear
And all is set for cuddles

Friday 19 August 2016



1. susceptibility to tender, delicate, or romantic emotion
2. (often plural) a thought, opinion, or attitude
3. exaggerated, overindulged, or mawkish feeling or emotion
4. an expression of response to deep feeling, especially in art or literature
5. a feeling, emotion, or awareness
6. a mental attitude modified or determined by feeling
7. a feeling conveyed, or intended to be conveyed, in words

Screen capture
Devoid of sentiment

Digital drug

Thursday 18 August 2016



1. a descent or downward movement
2. the decline of a disease

Scanning his skin
For hope of catabasis

Willing him safe

Wednesday 17 August 2016



1. (Scottish and Northern England) a route, a journey
2. (agriculture) . the area or route livestock use or follow for grazing
-verb (intr.)
3. to wander, to journey

There we lose ourselves
Raik in the sun, raising dust

Listening to summer

Tuesday 16 August 2016



1. a profane or obscene expression of anger, disgust, surprise, etc.; oath
2. an appeal to a supernatural power for harm to come to a specific person, group, etc.
3. harm resulting from an appeal to a supernatural
4. something that brings or causes great trouble or harm
5. a saying, charm, effigy, etc., used to invoke a curse
6. an ecclesiastical censure of excommunication
7. (intr.) to utter obscenities or oaths
8. (trans.) to abuse (someone) with obscenities or oaths
9. (trans.) to invoke supernatural powers to bring harm to (someone or something)
10. (trans.) to bring harm upon
11. (trans.) another word for excommunicate

She spoke the words
And her curse ran over water
Dissolving the hills ahead
Sinking Atlantis once again

Monday 15 August 2016



1. a sepulchral monument erected in memory of a deceased person whose body is buried elsewhere.

Wandering in the aisles
Of this deserted museum
Very much a cenotaph

Sunday 14 August 2016



the yellow internal part of a bird's egg, which is surrounded by the white, is rich in protein and fat, and nourishes the developing embryo.

Here comes 
The foodie reporter 
Staring me in the yolk 

Saturday 13 August 2016



1. having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful
2. (pathology) causing little or no pain; inactive or relatively benign

The indolent cat
Dreaming of freedom

Friday 12 August 2016



-verb (used with object)
1. to render peevish; annoy.
2. a source of annoyance or irritation
3. an annoyed or irritated mood

Though extensive selfies
Are a personal peeve
I sometimes succumb
To the call of the ego

Thursday 11 August 2016



1. pertaining to or characterized by a fixed or stationary condition.
2. showing little or no change
3. lacking movement, development, or vitality
4. (Sociology) . referring to a condition of social life bound by tradition.
5. (Electricity) . pertaining to or noting static electricity.
6. noting or pertaining to atmospheric electricity interfering with radar, radio, the sending and receiving of wireless messages, etc.
7. (Physics) . acting by mere weight without producing motion
8. (Economics) . pertaining to fixed relations, or different combinations of fixed quantities
9. (Computers) . (of data storage, processing, or programming) unaffected by the passage of time or the presence or absence of power
10. (Electricity)
a. static or atmospheric electricity.
b. interference due to such electricity.
11. (Informal) . difficulty; trouble

Laughing lion
Not so static

Wednesday 10 August 2016



1. (Acoustics, Phonetics) . the characteristic quality of a sound, independent of pitch and loudness, from which its source or manner of production can be inferred. Timbre depends on the relative strengths of the components of different frequencies, which are determined by resonance.

At the count of ten
Colours and screams let off
Fluorescent timbre

Tuesday 9 August 2016



the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.

Guarding angel
Seeking recipes
For acumen

Monday 8 August 2016



-verb (trans.)
1. to subdue forcefully and completely; put down; suppress
2. to annul or make void (a law, decision, etc.)
3. to reject (an indictment, writ, etc.) as invalid

Floating in those clouds
A quashed hope
For a day out on the beach

Sunday 7 August 2016



1. simple; naive; unsophisticated
2. insipid; dull; dry
3. lacking nourishment; insubstantial or barren

Jejune dishes
Cross our path
This wasn't one

Saturday 6 August 2016

Friday 5 August 2016



(archaic) destructive, poisonous, or fatal

Baneful beauty
Corroding walls

Thursday 4 August 2016



1. the recurrence in a plant or animal of certain primitive characteristics that were present in an ancestor but have not occurred in intermediate generations
2. reversion to a former or more primitive type

Dancing at dawn
Seeking atavism
In primal rhythms

Wednesday 3 August 2016



1. (trans.) to push or fold into a small confined space or concealed place or between two surfaces
2. (trans.) to thrust the loose ends or sides of (something) into a confining space, so as to make neat and secure
3. to make a tuck or tucks in (a garment)
4. (usually trans.) to draw together, contract, or pucker
5. a tucked object or part
6. a pleat or fold in a part of a garment, usually stitched down so as to make it a better fit or as decoration
7. the part of a vessel where the after ends of the planking or plating meet at the sternpost
8. (British) an informal or schoolchild's word for food, especially cakes and sweets
9. a position of the body in certain dives in which the legs are bent with the knees drawn up against the chest and tightly clasped

1. archaic a rapier

1. a touch, blow, or stroke
2. (trans.) to touch or strike
3. (intr.) to throb or bump

A sharp tuck
And stone wrinkled
Buckled in tucks
Petrified river

Tuesday 2 August 2016



-verb (trans.)
1. (followed by “of”) to prevent from possessing or enjoying; dispossess (of)
2. archaic to remove from rank or office; depose; demote

Dawn yet
Deprived of light
Covered in gold

Monday 1 August 2016



1. (intr.) to cry, sob, or whine softly or intermittently
2. to complain or say (something) in a whining plaintive way
3. a soft plaintive whine

Over the hills
The soft whimper
Of summer winds