Tuesday, 31 October 2017



1. gruesome; ghastly; grim
2. resembling or associated with the danse macabre

Ghostly masquerade
For a macabre play
Deadly errors followed
In close encounters

Monday, 30 October 2017



1. several different
2. (as pronoun; followed by “of”) . not standard
3. of different kinds, though often within the same general category; diverse
4. (prenominal) . relating to a collection of separate persons or things
5. displaying variety; many-sided
6. (poetic) variegated
7. (obsolete) inconstant

A bargain is a bargain
You need not say a word
About the various lights,
Bonds and insecurities
That so riddle your mind.

Sunday, 29 October 2017



hollow articles made of metal, china, etc., such as pots, jugs, and kettles

Crucial application
Favourite interface
For social networking:


Saturday, 28 October 2017



-verb (trans.)
to gladden or give pleasure or satisfaction to (a person)

A cute bundle of
Fuzzy contradictions

That arrides most

Friday, 27 October 2017



being nothing more than something specified

1. (archaic or dialect) . a lake or marsh
2. (obsolete) the sea or an inlet of it

(archaic) . a boundary or boundary marker

(New Zealand) . a short flat striking weapon

At a mere glance
Someone trying on
A tiger costume

Before Halloween

Thursday, 26 October 2017



1. having relatively great breadth or width
2. of vast extent; spacious
3. (postpositive) from one side to the other
4. of great scope or potential
5. not detailed; general
6. clear and open; full
7. obvious or plain
8. liberal; tolerant
9. widely spread; extensive
10. outspoken or bold
11. vulgar; coarse; indecent
12. unrestrained; free
13. (of a dialect or pronunciation) consisting of a large number of speech sounds characteristic of a particular geographical area
14. (finance) . denoting an assessment of liquidity as including notes and coin in circulation with the public, banks' till money and balances, most private-sector bank deposits, and sterling bank-deposit certificates
15. the broad part of something
16. (slang , mainly US and Canadian)
a. a girl or woman
b. a prostitute
17. (British dialect) . a river spreading over a lowland
18. (East Anglia dialect) . a shallow lake
19. a wood-turning tool used for shaping the insides and bottoms of cylinders
20. widely or fully

Let’s take a dream
For a walk along a broad
Shedding it along the way
Into tiny refractory gems

A lure for ducks

Wednesday, 25 October 2017



1. a small body of still water, usually fresh; small pond
2. a small isolated collection of liquid spilt or poured on a surface; puddle
3. a deep part of a stream or river where the water runs very slowly
4. an underground accumulation of oil or gas, usually forming a reservoir in porous sedimentary rock
5. short for swimming pool

1. any communal combination of resources, funds, etc.
2. the combined stakes of the betters in many gambling sports or games; kitty
3. (business) . a group of producers who conspire to establish and maintain output levels and high prices, each member of the group being allocated a maximum quota; price ring
4. (finance , mainly US)
a. a joint fund organized by security-holders for speculative or manipulative purposes on financial markets
b. the persons or parties involved in such a combination
5. any of various billiard games in which the object is to pot all the balls with the cue ball, in particular that played with 15 coloured and numbered balls; pocket billiards
-verb (trans.)
6. to combine (investments, money, interests, etc) into a common fund, as for a joint enterprise
7. (business) . to organize a pool of (enterprises)
8. (Australian) (informal) . to inform on or incriminate (someone)

At night
The pool reflects
Upon ghosts spent and gone
Their feeble lights


Tuesday, 24 October 2017



1. (in textiles) of or designating a weave in which the weft yarns are worked around two or more warp yarns to produce an effect of parallel diagonal lines or ribs
2. any fabric so woven
3. (trans.) to weave in this fashion

Lazy morning
Playing with sun-twilled

Monday, 23 October 2017



1. (medicine) any combination of signs and symptoms that are indicative of a particular disease or disorder
2. a symptom, characteristic, or set of symptoms or characteristics indicating the existence of a condition, problem, etc.

You are getting lost
In a slew of invented syndromes
Ruining your life
Why can’t you just let go

And be?

Sunday, 22 October 2017



a smoked sausage made from salted pork, well-seasoned and coloured red with saltpetre

Unusual slice
Of a more natural
And sustainable

Fish saveloy

Saturday, 21 October 2017



a state of anxiety, confusion or excitement

The poor dear
Is in tiswas
About her next meal

Won’t you please help?

Friday, 20 October 2017



1. sprightly, self-confident, and cheerful; brisk
2. smart; trim

He went out one day
On a jaunty sunny walk
To ask one of the Gorgon sisters out

That’s how he met Medusa

Thursday, 19 October 2017



1. change or passage from one state or stage to another
2. the period of time during which something changes from one state or stage to another
3. (music)
a. a movement from one key to another; modulation
b. a linking passage between two divisions in a composition; bridge
4. (Also called : transitional) . a style of architecture that was used in western Europe in the late 11th and early 12th century, characterized by late Romanesque forms combined with early Gothic details
5. (physics)
a. any change that results in a change of physical properties of a substance or system, such as a change of phase or molecular structure
b. a change in the configuration of an atomic nucleus, involving either a change in energy level resulting from the emission of a gamma-ray photon or a transformation to another element or isotope
6. a sentence, passage, etc., that connects a topic to one that follows or that links sections of a written work
7. to change or cause to change from one state or stage to another

Here it is
Autumn darkness
Transitioning into light
So slow a lick
It takes forever

To dry

Wednesday, 18 October 2017



1. lacking dexterity, proficiency, or skill; clumsy; inept
2. ungainly or inelegant in movements or posture
3. unwieldy; difficult to use
4. embarrassing
5. embarrassed
6. difficult to deal with; requiring tact
7. deliberately uncooperative or unhelpful
8. dangerous or difficult
9. (obsolete) . perverse

Think eye
Staring in the dark
Until the burning
Awkward journey
Comes to a stop

With a revelation

Tuesday, 17 October 2017



1. (archaic) to grin or laugh at; scoff; sneer
2. (archaic) a derisory glance or grin

It laughed and fleered
At her hairstyle

But you don’t mock Medusa

Monday, 16 October 2017



1. long established, in particular so as to be deep-rooted or ingrained
2. (prenominal) settled or confirmed in a habit or practice, in particular a bad one; hardened

3. (obsolete) . full of hatred; hostile

Looking into space for answers
An inveterate response
Bringing only more questions

Black Hole Plexiglas painting by Gomez

Sunday, 15 October 2017



1. (usually followed by “of”) an excessive or immoderate amount
2. overindulgence, in particular in eating or drinking
3. disgust, nausea, etc., caused by such overindulgence
4. (trans.) to supply or feed excessively; satiate
5. (intr.) (archaic) . to eat, drink, or be supplied to excess
6. (intr.) (obsolete) . to feel uncomfortable as a consequence of overindulgence

How fondly
I look back upon
Not a surfeit of deliciousness
But just a marvellous meal

Saturday, 14 October 2017



1. located far away; distant
2. far from any centre of population, society, or civilization; out-of-the-way
3. distant in time
4. distantly related or connected
5. removed, as from the source or point of action
6. slight or faint
7. (of a person's manner) aloof or abstracted
8. operated from a distance; remote-controlled

She refused a fuss
Preferring to keep herself
Remote from it all

Not trusting strangers

Friday, 13 October 2017



-verb [ˈaɪsəˌleɪt] (trans.)
1. to place apart; cause to be alone
2. (medicine) . to quarantine (a person or animal having or suspected of having a contagious disease)
3. to obtain (a compound) in an un-combined form
4. to obtain pure cultures of (bacteria, in particular those causing a particular disease)
5. (electronics) . to prevent interaction between (circuits, components, etc.); insulate
-noun [ˈaɪsəlɪt]
6. an isolated person or group

A busy site
But one can always
Isolate oneself
By choosing time

And floor

Thursday, 12 October 2017



1. of, relating to, or resembling an island
2. remote, detached, or aloof
3. illiberal or narrow-minded
4. isolated or separated

Thoughts lapping at
Insular dreams

A desire for desert

Wednesday, 11 October 2017



1. a body of stagnant water connected to a river
2. water held or driven back, as by a dam, flood, or tide
3. an isolated, backward, or intellectually stagnant place or condition
4. (intr.) (back water) to reverse the direction of a boat, in particular to push the oars of a rowing boat

An apparent pond
Backwater at best
Can hold the most surprising

Treasures in its maws

Tuesday, 10 October 2017



1.  another word for illegal

2. not allowed or approved by common custom, rule, or standard

This type of dreams
Would become illicit

Monday, 9 October 2017



(trans.) to compel or restrain by force or authority without regard to individual wishes or desires

Oh do coerce me
Stop me from leaving
This bruised ocean

Lapping gently at the walls

Sunday, 8 October 2017



(informal) very pleasing; delicious

Just one of many
Scrumptious morsels
A dreaming stroll

Into the sea

Saturday, 7 October 2017



a person who is weak-minded, in particular through senility

Maybe crippled by age
But no dotard nevertheless
That cat knows where to wait

For the fisherman and his nest

Friday, 6 October 2017



1. of relatively small extent from one side or surface to the other; fine or narrow
2. slim or lean
3. sparsely placed; meagre
4. of relatively low density or viscosity
5. weak; poor; insufficient
6. (of a photographic negative) having low density, usually insufficient to produce a satisfactory positive
7. (mountaineering) a climb or pitch on which the holds are few and small
8. in order to produce something thin
9. to make or become thin or sparse
10. an object (in particular biscuits or confectionary) characterised in that it is thin

The smile on her lips
Thin and sly
For she knows
Her hand holds not a bottle
Of perfume but a blade

In its sheath

Thursday, 5 October 2017



1. of relatively great extent from one surface to the other; fat, broad, or deep
2. (postpositive) of specific fatness
3. having a relatively dense consistency; not transparent
4. abundantly covered or filled
5. impenetrable; dense
6. stupid, slow, or insensitive
7. throaty or badly articulated
8. (of accents, etc.) pronounced
9. (informal) very friendly
10. in order to produce something thick
11. profusely; in quick succession
12. a thick piece or part

Shipwrecked Hercules
A little thick at the waist
A little less below

Wednesday, 4 October 2017



-verb (trans.)
1. (may take a clause as object) to be or give a sign or symptom of; imply
2. to point out or show
3. (may take a clause as object) to state briefly; suggest
4. (of instruments) to show a reading of
5. (usually passive) to recommend or require

Building under influence
As clearly indicated by
Flying arches, colourful arabesques

Moresque heirloom

Tuesday, 3 October 2017



1. (intr.) to quarrel; wrangle
2. (intr.; often followed by “for” or “against”) to present supporting or opposing reasons or cases in a dispute; reason
3. (trans.; may take a clause as object) to try to prove by presenting reasons; maintain
4. (trans; often passive) to debate or discuss
5. (trans.) to persuade
6. (trans.) to give evidence of; suggest

We would
Argue over this
Concept of sin and evil deeds
And she would summon
Hell’s fire
To spite


Monday, 2 October 2017



(trans. ; usually followed by “from”) . to exclude from a place, a right, etc.; bar

Debarred from society
From all love and care
And sanity, she watched

Her mind slowly float away

Sunday, 1 October 2017



1. (French army) . a member of a unit specially trained and equipped for swift deployment
2. (in some parts of Europe – mostly obsolete) a uniformed attendant, in particular one in the livery of a huntsman


1. (often postpositive) designating or cooked in a sauce consisting of white wine and mushrooms

Putting a Tuscan twist
On a classic chasseur sauce
Served on pasta