Poetry is Written in Words: Thirty-Nine

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

cahoot : informal : PARTNERSHIP, LEAGUE —usually used in plural —usually used in phrase like in cahoots to describe people or groups working together or making plans together in secret

sun in cahoots with
her green thumb and good soil plus
just the right amount
of rain then one day – surprise!
it’s sun into sunflowers!

tanka 404 : 3/8/23

nurture : to further the development of : FOSTER

Balcony garden
Rain Sun Nurture Seeds in pots
Vines twine the railings

haiku 1078 : 2/25/23

imbue : to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

Our visitor smiles.
Her perfume imbues the room
with the scent of rain.

haiku 1059 : 12/11/22


“Cahoot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cahoot. Accessed 8 Mar. 2023.

“Nurture.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nurture. Accessed 25 Feb. 2023.

“Imbue.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/imbue. Accessed 11 Dec. 2022.

6 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Thirty-Nine

    • Thank you. I don’t kill plants but they don’t thrive for me any more than usual. People who have green thumbs, what a good thing they do for the rest of us!

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