What makes a poem a poem?
When is a poem not a poem ?
Good Quot you look like a poet .. Thank you
Thanks Ben :)
hmmm , that's something I must work on 'the rhythm'' of the drum thanks
Zahid , Your heart is in the right place
- ElysabethLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
a poem is something you will never write, because there are no words right enough that explain our feelings about a kitten, love, etc.
We almost can write a poem, but that's as close as it gets.
Just like love....what is it?
- cassie58Lv 79 years ago
For me a poem has to have rhythm. It doesn't necessarily have to rhyme but it needs to hit my emotions. I think clarity of expression is important as well. I don't like to second guess what I'm reading about. I always look for what I term "poetic gems"in the text.
- lovechildLv 79 years ago
A poem is a leaf thet swirls down from a tree
and the wind that carries it off to the far away sea.
A poem is a kitten that pounces on bugs
poems are like really heartfelt tight hugs.
A poem is a story, a song, and a psalm,
something that soothes, a tonic, a balm.
Poetry is you my fiend, and me; and between
is imagination that stretches *** far as we can see.
- Anonymous9 years ago
Poems like children
Wither without love's hand
Words fail to thrive
When no one reads them.
Prose is the neighbor's
But a poem is a child
You hold in your heart.
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- Any Other HeartLv 49 years ago
A poem is a poem, when it invokes something in you with words alone. An image, emotion, person, place, time. A poem is not a poem when it is empty. It is nothing but a neatly arranged pile of words.
- Anonymous9 years ago
listen to your heartbeat,
how it skips now
feel and measure your breaths
do you find a natural rhythm in these things?
are they what creates life in you?
it is the same for a poem,
a poem becomes a poem when it is silent
yet fills the room with it's presence
- neonmanLv 79 years ago
Condensing of words, poetic structures and tools, especially metaphors and flow/rhythm of the words. Obviously, the lack of would make for something disguised but not really. Something I wrote awhile back:
My thoughts arrive- not in
nouns and verbs and predicates,
but phrases- phrases alive, singing
waiting to be heard and understood
No great American novel I will pen
for cryptic are my words, meanings many
but very few, for fillers never fulfill their name
they only whitewash, at best flaw covers
Give me but seventeen syllables
and I will give you a real taste of life
that you will never, yes, never forget
for words said well, speak well
So choose, choose your reading
but remember that a single page
penned well, will lift you, soar you high
when a poet chooses well his words
- 9 years ago
a poem is a poem when it truly comes from your heart for a heart
a poem is not a poem when it does not come from your heart for a heart
Thanks for loving my work
love care and hugs
Zahid form Pakistan
- Yesu BenLv 79 years ago
Yey! Nick Flint. And if you see it as a piece of writing arranged in lines which usually have a regular rhythm which may or may not rhyme, then you can consider it a poem.
- KirbyLv 79 years ago
A poem is a poem if you call it a poem.