po·e·sy /ˈpoəzi, si/
1. The art of composing poems; poetical skill or faculty; as, the heavenly gift of poesy.
2. Poetry; metrical composition; poems.
Music and poesy used to quicken you. --Shak.
3. A short conceit or motto engraved on a ring or other thing; a posy.
n : literature in metrical form [syn: poetry, verse]