Poetry is Written in Words: Four

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

prescience : foreknowledge of events

why the tree leafs out
despite prescience of winter
and bare black branches?

haiku 1015 : 6/21/22

conciliate : APPEASE

My hands in wool gloves
the numbing cold of winter
To conciliate
stiff tight fingers I clench them
Open them. They are not fooled.

tanka 332 : 9/7/22

abide : to remain stable or fixed in a state

the old tree hiding
in vain. Winter abiding
teeth bared and biting

haiku 1042 : 10/22/22


“Prescience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prescience. Accessed 21 Jun. 2022.

“Conciliate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conciliate. Accessed 9 Sep. 2022.

“Abide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abide. Accessed 22 Oct. 2022..

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