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Definition of Poem

Poem

  1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.
  2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.

Poem Quotations

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.
Mata Hari

For me, a poem is an opportunity to kind of interrogate myself a little bit.
Tracy K. Smith

Peace goes into the making of a poem as flour goes into the making of bread.
Pablo Neruda

Sometimes I feel as if I am read before I write. When I write a poem about my mother, Palestinians think my mother is a symbol for Palestine. But I write as a poet, and my mother is my mother. She's not a symbol.
Mahmoud Darwish

But short films are not inferior, just different. I think the short gives a freedom to film-makers. What's appealing is that you don't have as much responsibility for storytelling and plot. They can be more like a portrait, or a poem.
Jane Campion
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Poem Translations

poem in Afrikaans is gedig
poem in Dutch is gedicht, dichtwerk, vers
poem in German is Gedicht
poem in Hungarian is vers
poem in Italian is poesia
poem in Latin is poema poematis, carmen
poem in Portuguese is poema
poem in Spanish is poema
poem in Swedish is dikt
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