Some words are so fantastic that their definition, or even the sound they make as they roll off your tongue, can inspire a whole piece of writing. For today’s poem, choose one of the three words below to inspire you. If you’re feeling ambitious, try writing a poem for each word.
petrichor: /peˌtrīkôr/ (noun) a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
coruscant: / kəˈrəskənt/ (adjective) glittering; giving forth bright flashes of light
hiraeth: [Welsh word] /here-eyeth/ (noun) a homesickness for a home to which you cannot return, a home which maybe never was. “It’s an unattainable longing for a place, a person, a figure, even a national history that may never have actually existed. To feel hiraeth is to feel a deep incompleteness and recognize it as familiar.” [The Paris Review]