sumptuous : extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent
a tight dress of green velvet
you paid too much for
haiku 1010 : 6/6/22
decorous : marked by propriety and good taste : CORRECT
Decorous pink dress.
Home sewn. It went wrong. Too tight.
Too short. On purpose?
haiku 1041 : 10/13/22
jejune : devoid of significance or interest : DULL
The style of the dress:
jejune. The fabric: flimsy.
All I could afford.
haiku 1055 : 11/25/22
genius : showing or suggesting great cleverness, skill, or originality : BRILLIANT
Numbers penciled in.
Quick sketch. Genius idea.
Now the dress will fit.
haiku 1064 : 1/4/23
“Sumptuous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sumptuous. Accessed 6 Jun. 2022.
“Decorous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/decorous. Accessed 13 Oct. 2022.
“Jejune.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jejune. Accessed 25 Nov. 2022.
“Genius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/genius. Accessed 4 Jan. 2023.
4 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Three”
These are fantastic! I read these poems like a group of people critiquing someone’s fashions. And I had forgotten that the word jejune existed.
I used the word dress to combine this group, and to me it exhibits various stages of clothing problems and solutions I’ve had over time, mostly because I made so much of my clothing back in the day. As for jejune, this is something this word of the day email does for me – reminds me of words I knew but like you, forgot about; or else I get to learn some totally new ones. Or find out what I thought something meant, it actually means something else.
Weirdly enough, having not heard the word in ages, my husband and I were watching something last night where a character used the word “jejune”. And I too love to learn new words. I used to read the dictionary a lot as a kid, just open to a random page and skim for all the unfamiliar words and learn them.
I am thrilled to hear jejune is still alive and kicking and being spoken!
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