Poetry is Written in Words: Three

Four poems from my Merriam-Webster Word of the Day project. For more information, look here.

sumptuous : extremely costly, rich, luxurious, or magnificent

sumptuous conceit
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

    • 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.

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