Benevolence is like poesy; nothing is easier than to catch the appearance of it.
Everything was perishing—painting, sculpture, poesy, letters.
But side by side with this wayward, fanciful stream of poesy and romance ran a torrent of intenser song.
He was introduced to me as a fearsome rival in the subtle art of poesy.
We are going to make a party to hear this Manichean of poesy.
Neither of the partners in poesy had the least idea of anything more than being just that.
But let this be a sufficient, though short note, that we miss the right use of the material point of poesy.
Nor was St. Paul his only excursion into the realms of poesy.
It may have been about this time that she tried to lead her sisters into the path of poesy.
Her language is by choice metaphorical and lively with poesy.
late 14c., "poetry; poetic language and ideas; literature; a poem, a passage of poetry," from Old French poesie (mid-14c.), from Vulgar Latin poesia (source of Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian poesia), from Latin poesis "poetry, a poem," from Greek poesis "composition, poetry," literally "a making, fabrication," variant of poiesis, from poein, poiein "to make or compose" (see poet). Meaning "the art of poetry" is late 15c.