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How I Know It's a Poem

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Dom Mart
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0 posted 11-21-1999 04:23 PM       View Profile for Dom Mart   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Dom Mart's Home Page   View IP for Dom Mart


A poem is more than words arrayed
Within a metric frame.
It's more than passion poured out
Or an complex verbal game.

It is to rhyme and meter
What speech is to the tongue.
It's not the metal of the bell
But the metal when it's rung.

I can say what a poem isn't.
What it is I may not know.
But I'm sure that I have read one,
When what I've read won't let me go.


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caroline
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1 posted 11-21-1999 04:32 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

What an excellent way to describe it!

You know, I've been checking out your webpage and thoroughly enjoying it
Your Limericks are great!

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2 posted 11-21-1999 10:44 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very well done, Dom! Yep, when you've read one you certainly know it!

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3 posted 11-21-1999 11:05 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Dom - A lovely thought, the verse that keeps returning to our thoughts.

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Martie
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4 posted 11-21-1999 11:12 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I think you said it well--a poem strikes a note in your heart.
jenmarie
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5 posted 11-22-1999 11:26 PM       View Profile for jenmarie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jenmarie

now that's a poem and i really enjoyed it
Nan
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6 posted 11-23-1999 07:20 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Yessir.... 'Tis true!!!
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7 posted 11-23-1999 07:24 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Your last verse is a perfect description of what I look for in a poem... Well done, and Welcome!!
Toerag
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8 posted 11-23-1999 07:30 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I think we have another pro in our midst!!
hoot_owl_rn
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You've got that one right
 
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