From time to time I read quotes that are described post-quote using a word that further describes or amplifies what the person did. Further, that word often follows an action that helps to define the person and the action (to avoid arguments about the accuracy of who-does-what I have excluded examples).
So, my question is this: how is a poet described when they do what they do? I am not asking for an opinion because I can fill in a word; I'd like to know, how does one describe the act or process of writing poetry? My initial thoughts are that she might "muse" which is close but that term is already taken by philosophers; he might "theorize" but that's too scientific; and while a poet definitely writes their words, you generally will not write, "the poet wrote" and expect that to convey the full meaning.
Alternately, a potential fill-in the blank that matches what I am attempting to write:
"'Two roads diverged,'" the poet _____(ed)."
I'll continue to adjust the question as commentary suggests.