Poetry is Written in Words: Forty-Eight

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

adulation : extreme or excessive admiration or flattery

stand indifferent
by the fence
Gushing fans
snubbed. Adulation ignored.
They already knew.

shadorma 412 : 6/16/22

nuance : a subtle distinction or variation

I find peace
in the nuanced sky
in the cool
in the slow-surrounding clouds
just before they rain

shadorma 427 : 7/16/22

coalesce : to unite into a whole : FUSE

Did I fade
lavender Did I
with the mist
Reveal plans Hint at answers
Return or go on?

shadorma 452 : 9/16/22


“Adulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adulation. Accessed 16 Jun. 2022.

“Nuance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nuance. Accessed 16 Jul. 2022.

“Coalesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coalesce. Accessed 16 Sep. 2022.