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Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics.

Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy.[1] Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition and rhyme, and emphasised the aesthetics which distinguish poetry
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Most Read This Week Tagged "Poetry"

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Every Last Word
The Last Time I'll Write About You
The Universe of Us
Booked
M Train
Garvey's Choice
This Modern Love
Fifteen Dogs
Upstream: Selected Essays
One
Moo
Secret Path
The Poet's Dog
Pond
So Sad Today
I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You
Multiple Choice
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
Bitter Sweet Love
Before Morning
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
bone
Whiskey Words & a Shovel II
Reflections Of A Man
Saving Red
Freedom in Congo Square
Let Them Eat Chaos
Our Numbered Days
Charlotte
Beautiful Chaos
La Douleur Exquise
كبرتُ ونسيت أن أنسى
soft magic.
Girls Like Me
If I Forget You
Finding Perfect
Look
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5)
The Wander Society
Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life by Ashley Bryan
The Light of the World
Ideas Are All Around
The Dogs I Have Kissed
Owl Sees Owl
Full Cicada Moon
Finding Wonders: Three Girls Who Changed Science
Born to Love, Cursed to Feel
Drum Dream Girl: How One Girl's Courage Changed Music
Rhyme Schemer
All the Things I Never Said
Above the Waterfall
Unbound: A Novel in Verse
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #6)
The Bricks that Built the Houses
House Arrest
Ongoingness: The End of a Diary
The Life of Elves
Apple and Rain
في عقيدة الحب كلنا يهود
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary
كلمات رديئة
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
The Sick Bag Song
Giant Squid
Zen Pencils: Cartoon Quotes from Inspirational Folks
Smoke (Burned, #2)
Falling Awake
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Guess Who, Haiku
Uncaged Wallflower
The Hatred of Poetry
A Time to Dance
Little Labors
The Rain in Portugal: New Poems
The You I've Never Known
Traffick (Tricks, #2)
Rain Fish
Free Verse
Ask Me How I Got Here
Catching a Storyfish
Rani Patel in Full Effect
Even this Page is White
Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir
William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #1)
Irish Fairy and Folk Tales
You Belong Here
Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately
Black Butterfly
Ned the Knitting Pirate
Applesauce Weather
Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer
Baluarte
Ren Poesi
The Book of Forbidden Feelings
Eines Tages, Baby
Quarter Life Poetry: Poems for the Young, Broke and Hangry
One Day in the Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Tree
Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks

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I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair. Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets. Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps. I hunger for your sleek laugh, your hands the color of a savage harvest, hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails, I want to eat your skin like a whole almond. I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body, the sovereign nose of your arrogant face, I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashe ...more
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