I gave myself homework,
To write out three different pieces of poetry which speak to me,
and to try to read them aloud to myself.
Naturally, this project took me to the Oxford English Dictionary.
desideratum, n.“desideratum, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, September 2019, www.oed.com/view/Entry/50832. Accessed 6 November 2019.
Forms: Plural desiderata.
Something for which a desire or longing is felt; something wanting and required or desired.
Words save my soul.