Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Residence

RESIDENCE

-noun
1. the place in which one resides; abode or home
2. a large imposing house; mansion
3. the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
4. the official house of the governor of any of various countries
5. the state of being officially present
6. the seat of some inherent quality, characteristic, etc.


























A light
Soft and inviting
A cushioned residence
And the promise of soft music
Angels flapping their wings

In time


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Veranda

VERANDA
[vəˈrændə]

-noun
1. a porch or portico, sometimes partly enclosed, along the outside of a building
2. (New Zealand) . a canopy sheltering pedestrians in a shopping street


























Stones sing and melt
Under the midday sun
And we would fry
But for the grace

Of a cool veranda

Monday, 24 July 2017

Ashlar

ASHLAR

-noun
1. a block of hewn stone with straight edges for use in building
2. a thin dressed stone with straight edges, used to face a wall of rubble or brick
3. masonry made of ashlar


























Decorative ashlar
Adding an exotic touch

To an otherwise boring building

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Heart

HEART

-noun
1. the hollow muscular organ in vertebrates whose contractions propel the blood through the circulatory system. In mammals it consists of a right and left atrium and a right and left ventricle
2. the corresponding organ or part in invertebrates
3. this organ considered as the seat of life and emotions, in particular love
4. emotional mood or disposition
5. tenderness or pity
6. courage or spirit; bravery
7. the inmost or most central part of a thing
8. the most important or vital part
9. (of vegetables such as cabbage) the inner compact part
10. the core of a tree
11. the part nearest the heart of a person; breast
12. a dearly loved person: usually used as a term of address
13. a conventionalized representation of the heart, having two rounded lobes at the top meeting in a point at the bottom
14. a red heart-shaped symbol on a playing card
15. a card with one or more of these symbols or (when pl.) the suit of cards so marked
16. a fertile condition in land, conducive to vigorous growth in crops or herbage
-verb
17. (intr.) (of vegetables) to form a heart
18. an archaic word for hearten


























Dear heart
Let me eat you
Because love is fickle

And flesh is hearty

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Mope

MOPE

-verb (intr.)
1. to be gloomy or apathetic
2. to move or act in an aimless way
-noun
3. a gloomy person

























She refuses cuddles
Mopes about
And stays off food

Sick kitty

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lacustrine

LACUSTRINE
[ləˈkʌstraɪn]

-adj.
1. of or relating to lakes
2. living or growing in or on the shores of a lake

























In a natural reserve
Lacustrine creatures

Eye you with suspicion

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Plafond

PLAFOND
[pləˈfɒn]

-noun
1. a ceiling, in particular one having ornamentation
2. a card game, a precursor of contract bridge


























Yes, I suppose
One could admire

The plafond too

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ruderal

RUDERAL

-noun
1. a plant that grows on waste ground
-adj.
2. growing in waste places

























Maybe a remembrance of
Long disappeared gardens
Or a ruderal refugee
Pushed about by wind

Obstinate and pugnacious

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Stoup

STOUP

-noun
1. a small basin for holy water
2. (Scottish and Northern England dialect) . a bucket or drinking vessel -  also spelled: stowp


























The glory of dawn
Blessing my stoup;

May the day start.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Diegesis

DIEGESIS

-noun
1. (rhetoric) . the presentation of the facts by a narrator to the audience
2. (in narrative film or literature) the fictional setting, events, and characters



















The story unfolds its lies
Through the diegesis of a fox

Speaking wisdom to a blind man

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Ant

ANT

-noun
Any small social insect of the widely distributed hymenopterous family Formicidae, typically living in highly organized colonies of winged males, wingless sterile females (workers), and fertile females (queens), which are winged until after mating

























Not such bare necessities but
Take a “glance at them fancy ants
And then maybe, well, try a few”,
All for the sake of Nordic experience

And a faint lemony taste.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Antsy

ANTSY

-adj.
(informal) . restless, nervous, and impatient

























She is so eager
So antsy for
Her morning cuddles
This cute little
Old thing

Friday, 14 July 2017

Phrygian

PHRYGIAN

-adj.
1. of or relating to ancient Phrygia, its inhabitants, or their extinct language
2. (music) . of or relating to an authentic mode represented by the natural diatonic scale from E to E
3. (music) . (of a cadence) denoting a progression that leads a piece of music out of the major key and ends on the dominant chord of the relative minor key
-noun
4. a native or inhabitant of ancient Phrygia
5. an ancient language of Phrygia, belonging to the Thraco-Phrygian branch of the Indo-European family: recorded in a few inscriptions


















Is this music
In his Phrygian hat
That scares him so?

Of history?

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Mumble

MUMBLE

-verb
1. to utter indistinctly, as with the mouth partly closed; mutter
2. (rare) . to chew (food) ineffectually or with difficulty
-noun
3. an indistinct or low utterance or sound

























They gather
Mumbling in the shadows
Complaining about ennui

Or gravity or the heat 

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Polity

POLITY

-noun
1. a form of government or organization of a state, church, society, etc.; constitution
2. a politically organized society, state, city, etc.
3. the management of public or civil affairs
4. political organization























This is the future we  are looking at
Warped polities and a dystopian fate
Staring back from our news outlet

Each day