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.
A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.
Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Like a pianist runs her fingers over the keys, I'll search my mind for what to say. Now, the poem may want you to write it. And then sometimes you see a situation and think, 'I'd like to write about that.' Those are two different ways of being approached by a poem, or approaching a poem. Maya Angelou
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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