O Anna Niemus


What Is A Poem? - Poem by O Anna Niemus

Emily D put words into poems
as an infinite forest of oak
is encapsulated in an acorn's
nutshell

Rita Dove called poetry
distillation

Linda McCarriston described
a poem's lightning, 'saying
the unsayable', as she
poured out the pain of
being the victim of incest.

Robert Frost penned that
the sign
of a poem is his mind's
delight

Mary Cowell's words: the lyrics
don't matter. The rhythm
alone lifts us to the stars.

Ogden Nash was funny,
lyrical

while Shakespeare was
total, spherical

Poems expand our minds.
They tell stories.
Like dreams they the
separate link
.. turn nouns into verbs
and verbs into nouns.


Richard Wilbur
blew the mind apart
with his art

W H Davies
broke our hearts

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W. H. Davies' 'I will not sail with sheep'
Wilbur's
the Milkweed
stanza of Two Voices
In A Meadow


Comments about What Is A Poem? by O Anna Niemus

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (6/28/2008 9:46:00 AM)

    Poems expand our minds.
    They tell stories.
    Like dreams they the
    separate link
    .. turn nouns into verbs
    and verbs into nouns.

    Nice written-up!
    thnx (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 325 Points Ronald Stroman (6/28/2008 9:36:00 AM)

    ...no more than whay 'U' can handle. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ted Sheridan (6/28/2008 9:15:00 AM)

    Well at least you have more of a clue than most. LOL. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 28, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, June 30, 2008


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