Poetry is Written in Words: Thirty-Four

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

contretemps : DISPUTE, ARGUMENT

The wedding
The guest list expands
The budget
pushes back
Provokes quite a contretemps –
invite her or not?

shadorma 507 : 3/2/23

tactile : perceptible by touch : TANGIBLE

Fingers brush
a full skirt of hope
sewn in tight
with seed beads.
This moment, tactile and true.
Brocade wedding dress.

shadorma 513 : 3/19/23

Erin go bragh : Ireland forever

Erin go bragh? Yeah?
Green beer? I sigh. I’m Irish
by marriage only.

haiku 1084 : 3/17/23


“Contretemps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/contretemps. Accessed 2 Mar. 2023.

“Tactile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tactile. Accessed 19 Mar. 2023.

“Erin go bragh.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Erin%20go%20bragh. Accessed 17 Mar. 2023.

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