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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"

For Every One
Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
Garvey's Choice
The End We Start From
When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife
She Felt Like Feeling Nothing
Planting Gardens in Graves
The Terrible
Planting Gardens in Graves II
Blood Water Paint
I Felt a Funeral, in My Brain
Milk and Vine: Inspirational Quotes From Classic Vines
Song of a Captive Bird
#Notyourprincess: Voices of Native American Women
Mary's Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel I
This Is Me Letting You Go
The Last Time I'll Write About You
The Universe of Us
El chico de las estrellas
Gabi, a Girl in Pieces
Semicolon ;
M Train
The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora
They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us
Solar Bones
Unbound: A Novel in Verse
A House That Once Was
Whiskey Words & a Shovel II
Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast
Ask Me How I Got Here
The Alabaster Girl
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Beau Taplin
So Sad Today: Personal Essays
Brave Enough
William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare's Star Wars, #4)
I Am Enough
Heating &  Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs
Full Cicada Moon
Forget Me Not
Wade in the Water: Poems
House Arrest
Grand père et la Lune
When's My Birthday?
The Korean Word For Butterfly
The You I've Never Known
Songe à la douceur
To The Women I Once Loved
كبرتُ ونسيت أن أنسى
Rest in the Mourning
Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Reflections Of A Man
The Poet's Dog
Buku Latihan Tidur: Kumpulan Puisi
كلمات رديئة
The Dogs I Have Kissed
New American Best Friend
You Don't Look Your Age...and Other Fairy Tales
Mind Platter
Nothing Is Okay
Kiss Me Like You Mean It
Mouse Guard: Baldwin the Brave and Other Tales
Beren and Lúthien
Todos mis futuros son contigo
500 Words or Less
All the Words Are Yours: Haiku on Love
She of the Mountains
this boy is a rainbow: the storm
Remember, Body...
Loving vs. Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case
Crackerjack Jack
Conjunto vacío
Sometimes You Fly
Luka Dalam Bara
Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet
A Sin Such as This (Love Lies Beneath, #2)
Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut
300 Arguments: Essays
Ordinary Beast
This Impossible Light
Aeneid Book VI

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I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; whic ...more
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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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