Shalom Freedman

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A Poem Means More Than It Says - Poem by Shalom Freedman


The poem means more than it says.
It hears within itself the sense of what a page can’t know-
It finds in the eyes of those who approach it- melodies
Whose music relates to other poems
Read years ago –

The poem means more than it says
Because in us
What Poetry is- speaks wisely
Through every dream our hands can’t reach
Through every sound our mind cannot fathom
Through worlds elsewhere
That know more than us
And layer us deeper and deeper
In troublesome sounds unheard.

Comments about A Poem Means More Than It Says by Shalom Freedman

  • Mockingjay Mellark (6/9/2014 8:21:00 PM)

    Great poem- a poem means more than it says. Sometimes when I am writing a poem I try to put a feeling to it but it does not come out. However, that feeling is the true reason for the poem. Other times there is simply unsaid words that the reader can understand. In this case, well said! (Report)Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (7/7/2009 10:43:00 PM)

    Excellent! You put it all so perfectly in verse and more than what we all need to say -Poetry is Art. As in the poem 'Jewels' - I consider a poem a jewel, precious, cared for, and full of meaning. Like this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/22/2009 7:08:00 PM)

    I really love this one because for me that is so true, poems are more then just words on a page there feelings and hearts and souls, your amazing at poetry! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • Sarwar Chowdhury (6/24/2008 4:16:00 AM)

    'The poem means more than it says.'

    I like it

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 24, 2008

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