So poesy (arch.) poetry, poem XIV; †POSY XV. — (O)F. poésie — Rom. *poēsia, for L. poēsis — Gr. póēsis, poíēsis creation, poetry, poem; see -Y3. poet XIII. — (O)F. poète — L. poēta — Gr. poētḗs, poiētḗs maker, author, poet. poetaster XVI — modL. poētāster; see -ASTER. poetic XVI. — (O)F. poétique — L. poēticus — Gr. po(i)ētikós. poetical XIV (rare before XVI). poetics treatise on poetry, as that of Aristotle. XVIII. poetry XIV. — medL. poētria.
po·em / ˈpōəm; ˈpōim; pōm/ • n. a piece of writing that partakes of the nature of both speech and song that is nearly always rhythmical, usually metaphorical, and often exhibits such formal elements as meter, rhyme, and stanzaic structure. ∎ something that arouses strong emotions because of its beauty: you make a poem of riding downhill on your bike.