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i felt her sweat on my fingers
our eyes meet
from my coast i feel the oceans between us, yet
when our feet intentionally touch
bodies of water are the same
like the soap residue when
dishes aren't rinsed
kenneth might have been his name
and his poems about two birds still
in the basement stacks at stanford
i won't look for him anymore though
even though he removed rhymes from my poems
his pen might still hold its liquid
but his hand is gone
but once i sat by him
and put all my fingers on his voice
sometimes leaving them burnt
the question though
where am i? and
where are all of you?
they are hiding in exclusive schools
in places that cost money
in a time on tracks
to destinations different from mine
wherever i left off with kenneth
is the poem me?
or am i the poem?
have i washed ashore
am i the jellyfish staring without eyelids at the sun
baking me until one tendril doesn't sense the other
will the tide come too late
will i die this way?
her toes once touched the water
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Poetry (from the Greek poiesis — ποίησις — with a broad meaning of a "making", seen also in such terms as "hemopoiesis"; more narrowly, the making of poetry) is a form of literary art which uses the aesthetic qualities of language to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
Poetry has a long history, dating back to the Sumerian Epic of Gilgamesh. Early poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, or from a need to retell oral epics, as with the Sanskrit Vedas, Zoroastrian Gathas, and the Homeric epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. Ancient attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy. Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition, verse form and rhyme, and emphasized the aesthetics which distinguish poetry from more objectively-informative, prosaic forms of writing. From the mid-20th century, poetry has sometimes been more generally regarded as a fundamental creative act employing language.
Poetry uses forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words, or to evoke emotive responses. Devices such as assonance, alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhythm are sometimes used to achieve musical or incantatory effects. The use of ambiguity, symbolism, irony and other stylistic elements of poetic diction often leaves a poem open to multiple interpretations. Similarly, metaphor, simile and metonymy create a resonance between otherwise disparate images—a layering of meanings, forming connections previously not perceived. Kindred forms of resonance may exist, between individual verses, in their patterns of rhyme or rhythm.
Some poetry types are specific to particular cultures and genres and respond to characteristics of the language in which the poet writes. Readers accustomed to identifying poetry with Dante, Goethe, Mickiewicz and Rumi may think of it as written in lines based on rhyme and regular meter; however, there are traditions, such as Biblical poetry, that use other means to create rhythm and euphony. Much modern poetry reflects a critique of poetic tradition, playing with and testing, among other things, the principle of euphony itself, sometimes altogether forgoing rhyme or set rhythm. In today's increasingly globalized world, poets often adapt forms, styles and techniques from diverse cultures and languages.
1.1 Western traditions
1.2 20th-century disputes
2.1.3 Metrical patterns
2.2 Rhyme, alliteration, assonance
2.2.1 Rhyming schemes
2.3.1 Lines and stanzas
2.3.2 Visual presentation
5 See also
7 Further reading
Main articles: History of poetry and Literary theory
Poetry as an art form may predate literacy. Epic poetry, from the Indian Vedas (1700--1200 BC) and Zoroaster's Gathas to the Odyssey (800--675 BC), appears to have been composed in poetic form to aid memorization and oral transmission, in prehistoric and ancient societies.compilation Shijing, were initially lyrics, preceding later entries intended to be read.