Bio: Why Poeia Pearls? Poeia is a Greek suffix denoting the making of something; in this case I am leaving -poeia open to all possibilities. Pearls are a beautiful and profound reminder of the redemptive value of struggling. And it's personal. Meaning, my name, Margaret is derived from the Greek word, margarites, which means “pearl.” This site is my attempt to create pearls out of the frustrations and blessings in my life.