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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

Most Read This Week Tagged "Poetry"

The Sun and Her Flowers
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
Any Man
The End We Start From
Light Filters In: Poems
Useless Magic
For Every One
Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
Sea of Strangers
If They Come for Us
Planting Gardens in Graves II
The Terrible: A Storyteller's Memoir
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life
Milk and Vine: Inspirational Quotes From Classic Vines
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
Planting Gardens in Graves
Blood Water Paint
El chico de las estrellas
So Sad Today: Personal Essays
I Am Enough
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
Forget Me Not
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
Uncaged Wallflower
The You I've Never Known
The Long Take
This Is Me Letting You Go
The Universe of Us
Brave Enough
House Arrest
The Future
Wade in the Water: Poems
M Train
Mind Platter
The Poetry Pharmacy: Tried-and-True Prescriptions for the Mind, Heart and Soul
Harbor Me
A Carnival of Losses: Notes Nearing Ninety
Stuff I've Been Feeling Lately
Beren and Lúthien
Song of a Captive Bird
Above the Waterfall
Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
New American Best Friend
Garvey's Choice
The Playbook: 52 Rules to Aim, Shoot, and Score in This Game Called Life
All the Things I Never Said
Whiskey Words & a Shovel II
The Last Time I'll Write About You
The Bricks that Built the Houses
Bright Dead Things
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
The Crown Ain't Worth Much
كلمات رديئة
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin
On Cats
The Last Message Received
300 Arguments
The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race
Heating  Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs
Little Labors
Before She Was Harriet
You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales
Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast
Multiple Choice
Nothing Is Okay
William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #6)
Rest in the Mourning
Solar Bones
Beautiful Mess
The January Children
Full Cicada Moon
soft magic.
Sea Prayer
كبرتُ ونسيت أن أنسى
Grand père et la Lune
William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #5)
On Love
Amor y asco
Rookie on Love
A House That Once Was
William Shakespeare's The Force Doth Awaken (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #7)
Songs With Our Eyes Closed
The Word Collector
The Opposite of Innocent

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Still round the corner there may wait A new road or a secret gate And though I oft have passed them by A day will come at last when I Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun.
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One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
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