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Poetry, prose, and poems

Alemeye Gammo

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Alemeye Gammo
Prose being the derivative
And younger rival
Both poetry and language are ritual

There are a separate class of objects
Which are called poems in general
And we write it in style

The poet T.S Eliot suggested that
Part of the difficulty lies in the fact
There is a technical term verse to go with the term poetry making

The French poet Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry
Once up on a time he said that prose was walking
And poetry is dancing

The American poet Robert Frost said that shrewdly
Poetry was what we got behind in translation
What ever comes through is prose

To me, prose, poetry and poems are a collection of sentences
The second is an inclusion of both, the first is as a paragraph or clauses
and the third is a collection of phrases with rhyming lines which are in verses.

August 1, 2020
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Sorry, I'm late but welcome to PMO Alemeye.   

Your piece is very clear.  I thought it affirming and thought provoking.  Anyone can write a poem, but it takes magic to write poetry.   I feel blessed when amongst the hundreds of poems that I have written, one of them crosses over the line and can be called poetry.   We just keep writing working toward that end.   

Very nicely expressed although not all poems are rhymed.  Losing the rhyme doesn't guarantee the magic and great poetry is often rhymed.  So many scenarios.  I really enjoyed reading this.


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