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Below is the poem entitled READING A POEM which was written by poet Leonard Kleeman. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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In my manuscript, this poem is used after the dedication and prior to the introduction ("I Didn't Intend to Write a Poem") to set a tone of how reading poetry is supposed to be.

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Reading a poem is like
singing a song.
The only difference is 
the melody's  gone.
The lyrics are there and 
the rhythm is smart.
But the melody, not heard,
is played in your heart.

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  1. Date: 12/9/2013 7:30:00 PM
    I like this poem very much Leonard!