Six poetic definitions of a poem

A Poem By Keri // 6/11/2010

 

 

1. (This one I gave and dedicated to my beloved music teacher)

What is a poem?

Dancing melody

Unsung

Sweeping harmony

Without music

Saying prose

As if it were song

This is a poem

 

2.

Words set to meter

Words set to rhyme

Something repeated

At least one time

 

3.

What is a poem?

A poem is a feeling

A poem is a thought

A poem is inexplicability

Put into words

 

4. (Inspired by a friend called Renee's definition)

A lot of things a poem can be 
Sometimes they make no sense 
A lot of things a poem can be 
Sometimes a jumble of words 
A lot of things a poem can be 
Usually a meaning is there 
A lot of things a poem can be 
I prefer the ones with a pupose 
A lot of things a poem can be 
Often meant to evoke emotion 
A lot of things a poem can be 
Many times there’s rhythm and rhyme 
A lot of things a poem can be 
Often they a likened to a song 

 

5. (Inspired by Bridget's definition)

The feelings you feel 
As you write down the words 
Is a poem that’s real 
Nothing else counts 

 

6. (Inspired by Alecia's definition)

A poem depends on the poem 
It’s often a story or thought 
Its been put into form to be read 
Rhyming is required not 
Usually though 
There is a rhyme 
There’s a flow 
Smoothly through your mind

 

 

Comments

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Keri!  It's wonderful!  So this is what you were doing with all those definitions.

Bridget | Sat, 06/12/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Amazing, Keri!!! I'm trying

Amazing, Keri!!! I'm trying to work on my inner poet, because I really do love reading poetry.

Erin | Sun, 06/13/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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