alleviate : to partially remove or correct (something undesirable)
two in the morning
the restless fall into sleep
a heavy downpour
the heat alleviated
window open curtains damp
tanka 321: 8/11/22
caucus : a closed meeting of a group of persons belonging to the same political party or faction usually to select candidates or to decide on policy
rattle the windows raucous
Chaos? It’s all us.
haiku 1036 : 9/25/22
spiel : a voluble line of often extravagant talk : PITCH
and I’m not buying
you loud bird
and your spiel
outside my bedroom window
Give it a rest. Please.
shadorma 461 : 10/8/22
“Alleviate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alleviate. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.
“Caucus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caucus. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.
“Spiel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiel. Accessed 8 Oct. 2022.
7 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Twenty-Two”
That last poem resonates with me because I feel like birds and chipmunks are never louder than when I actually have the opportunity to sleep in. It’s like they know and are determined to thwart me.
I especially like the second one–it sounds great too. (K)
I really like that word raucous and as soon as I saw the Word of the Day was caucus, well, it all just fell right out of my head on to paper.!
Caucus was my favorite! It is so true to life!
Thank you. Oh yes. I think we have maybe all been there!
You cool if I illustrate the annoying bird poem ?
I think that sounds great. Thank you!
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