Monday, 25 September 2017

Vinyl

VINYL

-noun
1. (modifier) of, consisting of, or containing the monovalent group of atoms CH2CH-
2. (modifier) of, consisting of, or made of a vinyl resin
3. any vinyl polymer, resin, or plastic, in particular PVC
4. (collectively) conventional records made of vinyl as opposed to compact discs

























What is to become
Of things past
Old loved vinyl?

Are they even recyclable?

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Bowl

BOWL

-noun
1. a round container open at the top, used for holding liquid, keeping fruit, serving food, etc.
2. the amount a bowl will hold
3. the rounded or hollow part of an object, especially of a spoon or tobacco pipe
4. any container shaped like a bowl, such as a sink or lavatory
5. (mainly US) a bowl-shaped building or other structure, such as a football stadium or amphitheatre
6. a bowl-shaped depression of the land surface
7. literary
a. a drinking cup
b. intoxicating drink
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

-noun
1. a wooden ball used in the game of bowls, having flattened sides, one side usually being flatter than the other in order to make it run on a curved course
2. a large heavy ball with holes for gripping with the fingers and thumb, used in tenpin bowling
-verb
3. to roll smoothly or cause to roll smoothly, in particular by throwing underarm along the ground
4. (intr. ; usually followed by “along”) . to move easily and rapidly, as in a car
5. cricket
a. to send (a ball) down the pitch from one's hand towards the batsman, keeping the arm straight while doing so
b. to dismiss (a batsman) by delivering a ball that breaks his wicket
6. (intr.)to play bowls or tenpin bowling
7. (trans.) (in tenpin bowling) to score (a specified amount)

























All this was the work of
Four eager people
Intent on a long meal
And I will confess that
When dinner was ended
And the bowl emptied

All were suitably happy

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Allurement

ALLUREMENT

-noun
Something that entices or tempts (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; fascination, charm, attraction

























How he rolls and stretches and purrs!
All allurements setting the belly trap
Which he then closes on my hand

To make sure I pet him enough.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Rheology

RHEOLOGY
(rɪˈɒlədʒɪ  )

-noun
the branch of physics concerned with the flow and change of shape of matter





















What is our life
As tentative augurs?
Clutching at dreams
Rheology of clouds
To decipher a path
That might make sense

Or just feel safe

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Preclude

PRECLUDE

-verb (trans.)
1. to exclude or debar
2. to make impossible, in particular beforehand


















A lack of light
Does not preclude

Transparency

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Obsequious

OBSEQUIOUS

-adj.
1. obedient or attentive in an ingratiating or servile manner
2. (rare) submissive or compliant



















The jokes aren’t stellar but
Obsequious appreciation
Is proffered nonetheless
Disguised as emojis and

Standard internet emotions

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Quandary

QUANDARY

-noun
a situation or circumstance that presents problems difficult to solve; predicament; dilemma

























We rush through
A weekday morning quandary
Admire the dawn

Or panic into work

Monday, 18 September 2017

Convulse

CONVULSE

-verb
1. (trans.) to shake or agitate violently
2. (trans.) to cause (muscles) to undergo violent spasms or contractions
3. (intr. ; often followed by “with”) (informal) . to shake or be overcome (with violent emotion, in particular laughter)
4. (trans.) to disrupt the normal running of (a country, etc.)
























What fever possesses him
Convulses these chubby limbs

Banning slumber from this body?

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Ripen

RIPEN

-verb
to make or become ripe
























A little line
Of edible soldiers
Ripens on the board

Vying for consumption

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Magnanimous

MAGNANIMOUS

-adj.
generous and noble

























Such
A
True heart
Such a real
Magnanimous soul
To forgive
My sins
So

Soon

Friday, 15 September 2017

Perfunctory

PERFUNCTORY
[pəˈfʌŋktərɪ]

-adj.
1. done superficially, only as a matter of routine; careless or cursory
2. dull or indifferent


















An ideal landscape
Under the most perfunctory look
Nothing left to see there

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Scurrilous

SCURRILOUS

-adj.
1. grossly or obscenely abusive or defamatory
2. characterized by gross or obscene humour

























Whoever
Had the scurrilous notion
To insert chains in his soul
As if he wasn’t able

To do so himself?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Eke

EKE

-verb
(trans.) (archaic) . to increase, enlarge, or lengthen

-sentence connector
(archaic) also; moreover

























With every passing day
Eked night crawls in

Summer flees along the waves

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Pervasive

PERVASIVE

-adj.
pervading or tending to pervade


Feast
Decay
Pervasive
Blight on  joy


Art by Bertozzi & Casoni. "Minimi avanzi" 
Pinacoteca Civica, Ascoli Piceno, 25 March - 24 September 2017.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Syllabify

SYLLABIFY
[sɪˈlæbɪˌfaɪ]

-verb
(trans.) to divide (a word) into its constituent syllables

























In the shop
A delighted child
Slowly syllabifies

The writing on the plates