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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Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
Taking the Arrow Out of the Heart
Swing
Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
[Dis]Connected: Poems and Stories of Connection and Otherwise
Barnburner
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  • The Poetry of Us by J. Patrick Lewis
    The Poetry of Us: More Than 200 Poems That Celebrate the People, Places, and Passions of the United States
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  • Little Boy by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    Little Boy
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    From the famed publisher and poet, author of the million-copy-selling collection A Coney Island of the Mind, his literary la
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  • Him by Pierre Alex Jeanty
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    Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You
    Long Live the Beautiful Hearts (Beautiful Hearts, #2)
    To Make Monsters Out of Girls (Things that Haunt, #1)
    The Dark Between Stars
    Bring Down the Stars (Beautiful Hearts, #1)
    Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse
    Swing
    The Truth Pixie
    Lost For Words
    Love
    Love Her Wild
    Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too
    If They Come for Us
    I Am Enough
    Voices In My Head by Cindy J.  SmithSeptember Verses by Hunter S. JonesThey Won't Shut Up by Cindy J.  SmithExotic Neurotic by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonA Conceptual Circus by Kenneth Jarrett Singleton
    Indie Poetry
    404 books — 413 voters

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    Novels in Verse
    280 books — 664 voters
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    My Favorite Books of 2012
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    A Poet's Journey by Marta Moran BishopWee Three by Marta Moran BishopFrom me to you by Elle AmberleyA Conceptual Circus by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonAn Old Man by Eric M. Black
    Contemporary Poetry
    236 books — 265 voters
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. TolkienThe Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeAnimal Farm by George Orwell
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    Leaves of Grass
    A Light in the Attic
    The Princess Saves Herself in this One (Women are Some Kind of Magic, #1)
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    The Sun and Her Flowers
    Howl and Other Poems
    The Odyssey
    Beowulf
    Paradise Lost
    The Iliad
    Sonnets
    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    The Waste Land and Other Poems

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    All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
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    If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!
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