Word of the Day – Schadenfreude – ‘Bad House-Mate’

Today's word of the day is schadenfreude, a German word that's slowly being adopted into English. A schadenfreude is a person who enjoys the troubles others face. It's like malicious joy. Schaden is the German word for harm or damage, and freude the word for pleasure.   'Bad House-Mate' It wasn't that you refused to… Continue reading Word of the Day – Schadenfreude – ‘Bad House-Mate’

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Word of the Day – Gauche – ‘Teach Me’

The word of the day poem today was actually yesterday's - July 21st's - but due to heat exhaustion from work I went straight to bed when I got home. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow I'm working 12-15 hour shifts depending on how the day progresses. The downside is I'm outside working in a heat index of… Continue reading Word of the Day – Gauche – ‘Teach Me’

Word of the Day – Edacious – “Feed Us”

Back on track! Today's word of the day is edacious, an adjective meaning to have a huge appetite, or being excessively eager. "Feed Us" I am called ravenous, Lazy, but utterly ravenous. Nothing fills me, I am deep Without depth, simple little pleasures Become simple little snacks, meaninglessness Fills me briefly before I must feed… Continue reading Word of the Day – Edacious – “Feed Us”

Shadow of May – Day Thirty-One – ‘Circumspection’

So with this Shadow of May is finished, though a day late. I haven't found anything for June in either poetry challenges or tarot challenges, so I might take the month off as I've got to finish up my sister's book and begin learning Blender to help a friend out on a game she's developing.… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Thirty-One – ‘Circumspection’

Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Two – ‘When I Hate’

Yesterdays Shadow of May is a just bit late, but that's okay! In theory I'll get today's out in time.. Maybe. The question asked was: What is the root of my hatred? 'When I Hate' I root my hate in the throats Of people with abundance and health, But who don't know what it means… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty-Two – ‘When I Hate’

Shadow of May – Day Twenty – ‘All My Worthless Anger’

Look at this! Not late! Crazy right? I don't know how it happened but I got it out on time - impressive since I worked all day today and didn't get home until 10pm! Today's Shadow of May question asked: What provokes me to anger? Why?. A very loaded question - I try not to… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Twenty – ‘All My Worthless Anger’

Shadow of May – Day Sixteen – ‘Heartless’

I did this Shadow of May on time - I just couldn't get anything I wrote to flow right. I still think it's too awkward and not quite clear - which is driving me crazy. The question was: How does others’ pain affect me? My answer was a complicated one. I want to help -… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Sixteen – ‘Heartless’

Shadow of May – Day Eight – ‘Living Alone’

Finally caught up! Here is today's Shadow of May! Oddly enough, all the cards I drew were extremely positive in light of the question (and four of five were Major Arcana...): What can solitude help me with? 'Living Alone' She’s asked often if she’s married, Whom, they wonder, could be so blessed To have such… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Eight – ‘Living Alone’

Shadow of May – Day Six – ‘Terribly Lucky”

Sorry this is so late! The last two days I've been working 15 hour shifts, which means when I got home I barely had the energy to draw any cards, let alone write. Today there should be three pieces from me, though I may only get two done if I'm being honest with myself.. On… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Six – ‘Terribly Lucky”

Shadow of May – Day Five – ‘For the Better’

We're on time today! (Mainly because it's my day off work and I got extra sleep - that's certainly helping). Anyway, today's Shadow of May question: How am I doing right now? 'For the Better' It could be worse- I am tripping over my own feet Trying to meet the ideals made For someone kind… Continue reading Shadow of May – Day Five – ‘For the Better’