A poem is a form of artistic literature, writing, or speech which uses skillful and creative choices of words to create a specific rhythm, rhyme, form or pattern which in turn achieves a desired emotional or visual effect. There are many, many types of poems and this PoetrySoup page provides access to thousands of poems by international poets. If you are new to poetry, see How to Write a Poem and What Makes Good Poetry?
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