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What is a poem?

by Danny-R

A poem comes in many guises.
A good one almost hynotizes,
drags a reader to the end
as if they'd found a long lost friend
Wakes in them, familiar feelings
makes them smile or leaves them reeling.

Says so much in so few words
or sometimes says so little
It glorifies exotic birds
or simple cuckoo spittle.

A poem has a humane hook
that leads us to a notion.
A cellar door through we we look
and share the poets true emotion.

A poem has a tale to tell
beginning, middle and ending,
and if it doesn't rhyme...oh well
that doesn't really matter. ;¬)





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Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
by misty678 on Monday, March 05, 2012 (09:49:34)
Good write

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    Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Monday, March 05, 2012 (09:53:58)
    Thank you. I was thinking of posting this as a challenge to all the poets. To write a poem about what THEY think a poem is. Why don't you have a go yourself.
    Danny ;¬)

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Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Monday, March 05, 2012 (13:13:58)
Quite a worthwhile challenge you've offered to everyone here, as well as a very lovely, thoughtful poem. Cheers Danny - Mary Ann Very Happy

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Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
by sedubah on Monday, March 05, 2012 (16:46:47)
Danny-R,

You know what is a poem!

Sedubah

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    Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (07:39:43)
    Why Thank you, Sedubah. Very Happy

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Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
by deepali on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 (07:20:27)
Wisely and wonderfully said!

few lines for the same...

A poem is my other mind
which mystifies, no end;
and every time i sneak a peek
it makes me write, to fend!

D.

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    Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (07:40:24)
    Very nice, D.

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Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
by WordLover on Tuesday, March 06, 2012 (16:55:42)
Danny, I love this and love your take on what a poem means to you! Great concept - and a cool idea. I'm certain if we all wrote one, we'd really get some awesome writes! Great job!
Sandy

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    Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (07:41:10)
    I'll keep my eye out for yours Sandy.

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Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (15:53:52)
hey! enjoyed this one a lot! we all have our ideas of what a poem is and should accomplish... I like what you feel a poem means to you.

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    Re: What is a poem? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Wednesday, March 07, 2012 (16:39:19)
    This was probably a condensed version, as they can mean so much more. Thanks for reading it. Very Happy

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