Monday 30 April 2018



1. a place for the confinement of persons convicted and sentenced to imprisonment or of persons awaiting trial to whom bail is not granted
2. (trans.) to confine in prison

Jailed lost souls
Lost in haze

Drowned in fog

Sunday 29 April 2018



-plural noun
(sometimes singular) food or provisions

I gathered a view
A calligraphy of victuals

To celebrate picnic season

Saturday 28 April 2018



1. a shaped mass of baked bread
2. any shaped or moulded mass of food, such as cooked meat
3. (slang) . the head; sense

1. (intr.) to loiter or lounge around in an idle way
2. (trans.; followed by “away”) to spend (time) idly

Sunday loafing
Everyday loafing

In the sun

Friday 27 April 2018



-verb (trans.)
1. to keep (feelings, etc.) under control; suppress or restrain
2. to put into a state of subjugation
3. (psychoanalysis) to banish (thoughts and impulses that conflict with conventional standards of conduct) from one's conscious mind

Repressed chatter box
Muffled swear words

Rusting up metal

Thursday 26 April 2018



1. any living biological entity, such as an animal, plant, fungus, or bacterium
2. anything resembling a living creature in structure, behaviour, etc.

Spring triumph:
The blind search
Of organism for sun
Birth from dead
Zombie flowers

Wednesday 25 April 2018



1. vehement accusation or denunciation,  of in particular a bitterly abusive or sarcastic kind
2. characterized by or using abusive language, bitter sarcasm, etc.

In an explosion
Of colourful invectives
And gaseous moaning
The day agonizes and dies

Without a shred of dignity

Tuesday 24 April 2018



1. a complex construction or entity
2. the arrangement and interrelationship of parts in a construction, such as a building
3. the manner of construction or organization
4. (biology) . morphology; form
5. (chemistry) . the arrangement of atoms in a molecule of a chemical compound
6. (geology) . the way in which a mineral, rock, rock mass or stratum, etc., is made up of its component parts
7. (rare) the act of constructing
8. (trans.) to impart a structure to

Art nouveau
Mixed animal bones
Sacrifices and plants
Into the structure
Of its creations

Monday 23 April 2018



1. (not in technical usage) a stanza or other short subdivision of a poem
2. poetry as distinct from prose
3. a series of metrical feet forming a rhythmic unit of one line
4. a specified type of metre or metrical structure
5. one of the series of short subsections into which most of the writings in the Bible are divided
6. a metrical composition; poem
7.  a rare word for versify

Dancing waves
Dying on a shore
Verses on a wall
A world recalled

Wall art from Seiichi Niikuni - Rivier-Zandbank

Sunday 22 April 2018



1. a style or manner of cooking
2. the food prepared by a restaurant, household, etc.

Travel from home
At the tip of your fingers
Cuisine of the world
For the curious

Saturday 21 April 2018



-noun (archaic)
1. a beloved; sweetheart

2. a lover or mistress

Leman, leman, leman
Such a coward yet
Bold enough to beg
For a quick cuddle

Friday 20 April 2018



1. to scatter (liquid, powder, etc.) in tiny particles or droplets over (something)
2. (trans.) to distribute over (something)
3. (intr.) to drizzle slightly
4. the act or an instance of sprinkling or a quantity that is sprinkled
5. a slight drizzle

Light purple

Spring sprinkle

Thursday 19 April 2018



1. to dip, move, or splash (the fingers, feet, etc.) in a liquid
2. (intr.; usually followed by “in”, “with”, or “at”) to deal (with) or work (at) frivolously or superficially; play (at)
3. (trans.) to daub, mottle, splash, or smear

In an attempt
To dabble with street art
Cute laundry has been dabbled

All over the window

Wednesday 18 April 2018



1. a block of solid material, in particular wood or metal, that is shaped like a narrow V in cross section and can be pushed or driven between two objects or parts of an object in order to split or secure them
2. any formation, structure, or substance in the shape of a wedge
3. something such as an idea, action, etc., that tends to cause division
4. a shoe with a wedge heel
5. (golf) . a club with a face angle of more than 50°, used for bunker shots (sand wedge) or pitch shots (pitching wedge)
6. a wedge-shaped extension of the high pressure area of an anticyclone, narrower than a ridge
7. (mountaineering) . a wedge-shaped device, formerly of wood, now usually of hollow steel, for hammering into a crack to provide an anchor point
8. any of the triangular characters used in cuneiform writing
9. (formerly) a body of troops formed in a V-shape
10. (photography) . a strip of glass coated in such a way that it is clear at one end but becomes progressively more opaque towards the other end: used in making measurements of transmission density
11. (British) (slang) . a bribe
12. (trans.) to secure with or as if with a wedge
13. to squeeze or be squeezed like a wedge into a narrow space
14. (trans.) to force apart or divide with or as if with a wedge

With or without?
This tea wedge will either
Please or disgust you

Tuesday 17 April 2018



1. not fully grown or developed
2. deficient in maturity; lacking wisdom, insight, emotional stability, etc.
3. (geography) a less common term for youthful, used as meaning in the early stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by steep slopes, lack of flood plains, and V-shaped valleys (for a river, valley, or land surface)

Kicked out of his fraternity
For particularly immature pranks
He went off in a huff and studied

The whole curriculum on his own

Monday 16 April 2018



1. the power of choosing, thinking, and acting for oneself; freedom from control or restriction
2. the right or privilege of access to a particular place; freedom
3. (often plural) . a social action regarded as being familiar, forward, or improper
4. (often plural) . an action that is unauthorized or unwarranted in the circumstances
5. authorized leave granted to a sailor
6. (capitalized) Italian reference to Art Nouveau

Will you hear my call, see my absence?
I am caught in a forbidden dream of waste
Named liberty and devoid of warmth.
Won’t you give me food for your thoughts?

Sunday 15 April 2018



1. an aromatic Mediterranean plant, Origanum (or Marjorana) hortensis, with small pale purple flowers and sweet-scented leaves, used for seasoning food and in salads: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
2. a similar and related European plant, Origanum vulgare

Rampant weed in the garden
Spring marjoram is eagerly awaiting

For tomato season to start

Saturday 14 April 2018



a worthless girl

She a sweet thing
And will not be called a queyn
Republican at heart
She might consent to be thought of as queen

Friday 13 April 2018



1. a sharp cutting blow from a whip or other flexible object
2. the flexible end or ends of a whip
3. a cutting or hurtful blow to the feelings, as one caused by ridicule or scolding
4. a forceful beating or impact, as of wind, rain, or waves against something
5. eyelash
6. to hit (a person or thing) sharply with a whip, rope, etc., in particular if as a punishment
7. (of rain, waves, etc.) to beat forcefully against
8. to attack with words, ridicule, etc.
9. to flick or wave sharply to and fro
10. to urge or drive with or as if with a whip

(trans.) to bind or secure with rope, string, etc.

Lashed unto a fence

Spring rampant and glorious

Thursday 12 April 2018



subfusc; drab or dusky

Reinvent your life
Exist for a single font
Resist the subfuscous appeal
Of growing worries
Don’t go to Mars just yet
Remake your own universe instead
Be a sample for loyalty
Drab honour kept alive
To shine over a dying galaxy

Wednesday 11 April 2018



chatter, prattling

Take the words of the world
You don't need to whisk them.
Flip your soul into the pan
Scrambled thoughts, soft and airy
Leave prattlement. Embrace the quiet
Ribbons of silence and madness
A spiritual omelette

Tuesday 10 April 2018



a person who learns late in life

Looking up
Finding blue sky
Beyond a troubled soul
An opsimath at finding peace

Breathing in and out.

Monday 9 April 2018



1. having an excessive interest in sex
2. (of books, magazines, etc.) erotic, bawdy, or lewd

Here is spring
Having a salacious interest

In bees and flowers

Sunday 8 April 2018



1. any dry feed or fodder for domestic livestock
2. food in general

Dessert too
Is provender
Cushioning body and soul

With sweet pillows

Saturday 7 April 2018



1. a rock that consists of pure or nearly pure magnetite and thus is naturally magnetic
2. a piece of such rock, which can be used as a magnet and which was formerly used as a primitive compass
3. a person or thing regarded as a focus of attraction

Cuteness so fierce
Turned into a lodestone

That it needs protecting

Friday 6 April 2018



1. a small hand tool used to make holes in the ground for planting or transplanting bulbs, seeds, or roots
2. to make a hole in (the ground) with a dibble
3. to plant (bulbs, seeds, etc.) with a dibble

-verb (intr.)
1. to fish by allowing the bait to bob and dip on the surface (also: dib)
2. a less common word for dabble

(British) (slang) . a policeman

It only took a dibble

To unfold a red sun

Thursday 5 April 2018



-verb (obsolete)
1. (intr.) to grudge
2. (trans.) to begrudge

Do not grutch time spent
Day dreaming about space
Pushing boundaries with mere words
Defining light with liquid shadows
Spreading the fantasy
And colouring our future

Wednesday 4 April 2018



1. a person, such as a servant, who works hard at wearisome menial tasks
2. (intr.) to toil at such tasks

Some succulent fares
Involve a lot of drudge
Sharp knives and skills
Imagination sharper still

Tuesday 3 April 2018



1. (formal or literary) lewd, lascivious
2. (rare) oily or slippery

Such a lubricious subject
But a delight for the eyes

Monday 2 April 2018



1. vexing or tending to vex
2. vexed

3. (law) . (of a legal action or proceeding) instituted without sufficient grounds, in particular to cause annoyance or embarrassment to the defendant

A rainy day off
Just short of vexatious
Saved by an abundance of books

Sunday 1 April 2018




a salted and seasoned type of sausage, originally Italian, cured

In Italy
The onset of Easter
Means turning your back to diet
And indulging in salami or
Rich bread and pastries
As well as eggs