scrutinize : to examine closely and minutely
in these depths of green
a known soul?
Scrutinize this emerald.
Greedy. Hungry. You.
shadorma 498 : 2/4/23
fraught : full of or accompanied by something specified — used with with
The low sun
in my eyes. You wait.
what I’ll say.
Your voice fraught with anxious verve.
I squint. I can’t think.
shadorma 499 : 2/6/23
acquiesce : to accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively — often used with in or to
to winter’s demands
have no choice.
Its cold fingers twine with yours
Warm in red mittens.
shadorma 500 : 2/7/23
“Scrutinize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scrutinize. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.
“Fraught.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fraught. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.
“Acquiesce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/acquiesce. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.
6 thoughts on “Poetry is Written in Words: Fifty-One”
Love the last one – acquiesce.
Thank you. I try to use each word so that the poem reflects something relevant to the day. This one was from February, so……!
Mittens are key. (K)
If my hands are cold I can’t think about anything else.
These are great. I love the atmosphere of the last one and the way the rhythm of the first one emphasizes the fervent avariciousness of the narrator.
Thank you. I have always liked the traditional combination of green and jealousy, I don’t know where that idea came from, but for me the shade emerald is perfectly set up for it.
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