From the Greek Poiesis-
making or creating
(the young speller turns
a quizzical eye to the judges).
May I have a definition
sitting impatiently in his seat,
tampers with his collar and tie turbulently).
an imaginative awareness of experience
expressed through meaning, sound,
and rhythmic language choices
so as to evoke an emotional response.
(the auditorium is filled
with whispers and the rustling of programs
as the speller is shifting
closer to the edge of spelling)
Can you use it
in a sentence, please?
"The pianist played the prelude with poetry"
(the young speller closes her eyes
and imagines a pianist
sitting before black and white keys
turning the pages of a song
and she imagines
the letters of the song
flowing out of her
like warm notes)