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What Is Poetry

                  What is Poetry
What is Poetry ? It is a projection of the mind that
is created on paper in many forms and types we
may not know of yet. The poem form is like music 
and mathematics, it has similar overtones as it works
by formula, a poem can be a great work like that
of William Shakespeare or simply written by either 
you or I, it comes in many forms in a story, lyric
narrative and sometimes completely unknown.
It is how we conceive it, we are all capable of such 
literature, everything we write is a form of poetry,
When a poem is written our critics sometimes say 
'That is not a poem', how can we really say that as
it is up to the writer to decide, what is not a poem
may still qualify as a poem in one form or another,
the answer to this riddle is it is different to the rest 
of poetry as we all know it, we all need to accept it
as we cannot discriminate against it.

Written : 21st July 2013

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  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:43:00 AM
    Well stated John - the age old question. Your take on acceptance makes utmost sense. We cannot judge that which we do not understand - thus, it makes sense to seek out the poet and try to understand his view first. Wise words these- very well penned.

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    Date: 8/23/2013 10:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank You Vicky, This poem was created because of comments I received stating that what I wrote was not a poem, so I made a statement through this poem, for this purpose it seemed appropriate at the time to get a response from poets. all the best to you and please read some of my work you may find the poems inspirational. John