Poetry is Written in Words: Nine

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

luscious : richly luxurious or appealing to the senses

She knits him sweaters.
Luscious poison ivy green.
How that wool does itch.
Coincidence? I think not.
He doesn’t think so either.

tanka 383 : 1/12/23

fortuitous : FORTUNATE, LUCKY : coming or happening by a lucky chance

yarn shop show window
fortuitous passing glance
the perfect green yarn
a pyramid of citron
I go inside and buy it

tanka 378 : 1/5/23

immutable : not capable of or susceptible to change

Canned spinach
on my plate. A pile
of warm green
oozing slime.
My revulsion is complete
and immutable.

shadorma 442 : 8/18/22


“Luscious.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/luscious. Accessed 12 Jan. 2023.

“Fortuitous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fortuitous. Accessed 5 Jan. 2023.

“Immutable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/immutable. Accessed 18 Aug 2022.

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