What does the word poesy mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Poetry.

Usage examples for poesy

  1. He threw his 'dreams' of poesy to the winds and became poet in earnest,- poet in sympathy with others,- poet in kindly thought,- poet in constant delicate ways of solace to the man he had learned to respect above all others, and whose unspoken love and despair he recognised with more passionate appreciation than any grandly written tragedy. – God's Good Man by Marie Corelli
  2. Without doubt mere historic truth is better written in prose, but by all means let us put a stop to the slaughter of all the first- born of New England poesy. – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  3. These are no critics, perhaps never could be critics, of more than the verbal expression in those uncongenial regions of poesy. – Platform Monologues by T. G. Tucker