In English the etymology for poetry is Greek. It comes from “poiesis” meaning maker (kind of boring). Or It comes from the Latin “poeta,” used as a general term for creative literature (amazingly boring).
詩 (し – shi) means poem or poetry. Of course I like poetry so automatically I’m a fan of the kanji, but my fondness isn’t as superficial as that. 詩 is 言 and 寺 stuck together. 言 means “say” and 寺 means “temple.” It is a beautiful combination.
All things considered, 詩 wins first place in my Best Way to Express the Feeling and Idea of Poetry Prize (also known as the BWEFIPP).