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Prose Or Poetry?

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Is it prose or is it poetry?
Prosaic poetry or poetic prose?
Lyrical prose or prose poetry?

Does it rhyme or does it not?
Smoothly flow or hard to recite?
Adheres to form or free verse?

Does it matter if it makes sense?
Does it matter if it touches the heart?

Does it matter if it lifts your spirit?
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Sunday, January 13, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: expression
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Dr Dillip K Swain 30 June 2021

An excellent write, thanks

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Chris Embrick 24 January 2019

Poetry like beauty is in the mind of the beholder. Regardless of style a poem should relate. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking poem.

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Ruta Mohapatra 25 January 2019

Thank you, Chris! Nice of you to visit my poem!

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Aniruddha Pathak 17 January 2019

You've raised some relevant questions here. One often feels today's poetry encroaches on prose territory without being lyrical. Often it is too sentimental touching ob the heart without being chiselled by head.

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Bipasha D 14 January 2019

Very specific and valid questions raised here. Enjoyed reading it.

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Ruta Mohapatra 14 January 2019

Thank you, Bipasha! Nice of you to read my poem and comment!

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Bernard F. Asuncion 13 January 2019

A well expressed poem, dear Ruta..........................

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Ruta Mohapatra 13 January 2019

Thank you, Bernard! Nice to know you liked it!

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