Poetry is Written in Words: Thirty-Eight

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

mnemonic : assisting or intended to assist memory

The waning.
The yellow leaf that
falls alone.
The twilight
stained maroon. The moon on edge.
Autumn mnemonic.

shadorma 463 : 10/11/22

onerous : involving, imposing, or constituting a burden : TROUBLESOME

The cloud sighs.
This onerous job –
Rain-maker –
at odds with
a sunny disposition
and fear of water

shadorma 504 : 2/21/23

weal : a sound, healthy, or prosperous state : WELL-BEING

into the night sky
we prayed for the common weal:
may the stars grant peace

haiku 1073 : 2/5/23


“Mnemonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mnemonic. Accessed 11 Oct 2022.

“Onerous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/onerous. Accessed 21 Feb. 2023.

“Weal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/weal. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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