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Poetry

Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics.

Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy.[1] Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition and rhyme, and emphasised the aesthetics which distinguish poetry
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  • Splendor by Emily Bludworth de Barrios
    Splendor
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    Release date: Feb 16, 2015
    A book of poems.

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    You almost love the things you own.
    With a fitful, envious love

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    Giveaway dates: Jun 20 - Sep 15, 2015
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  • From Now On by Clarence Major
    From Now On: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2015
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    Release date: Apr 01, 2015
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    Giveaway dates: Jun 08 - Jul 08, 2015
    1 copy available, 347 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    Release date: Apr 03, 2015
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    In the chapbook Eigengrau, a collection of poetry demonstrates the intrinsic light in everyday life. Eigeng…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Jun 10 - Jul 10, 2015
    5 copies available, 171 people requesting
    Countries available: US
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    Quotes Tagged "Poetry"

    E.E. Cummings
    I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling) I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; whic ...more
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    Walt Whitman
    What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.
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