A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and characterized by imagination and poetic diction; -- contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or of Milton.
A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.
a metrical form of composition in which word images are selected and expressed to create powerful, often beautiful impressions in the listener or reader. such a composition not in metrical form, as a prose poem. something suggestive of the qualities of a poem. See also poetry (defs. 1, 2).
n. an arrangement of words in verse; especially, a rhythmical composition, sometimes rhymes, expressing facts, ideas or emotions in a style more concentrated, imaginative, and powerful than that of ordinary speech: some poems are in metre while others are in free verse. (Webster's Dictionary).
a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
a composition expressed in verse, written or signed
a composition written for performance by the human voice
a dinghy setting out to sea from the listing ship of society
a fragile thing, yet it may stir the moral imagination, without which we cannot conceive of peace
a made thing in some way that a passage of prose is not
a magical boat to ride in a sea of words with a rhyming tide
an imagination, Still with reality
a place where the conditions of beyondness and withinness are made palpable, where to imagine is to feel what it is like to be
a rising moon Shining on the sea, An afterglow of all we know, Of all we hope to be
Refers to a composition in which rhythmical, and usually metaphorical, language is used to create and aesthetic experience. Elements such as meter, rhyme etc are usually but not necessarily present.
a form of writing in verse. While many poems consist of lines that rhyme, rhyming is not necessary.
Originally a metrical composition. However, many modern poets no longer use meter so a more accurate definition might be: a concentrated or charged piece of writing; often featuring stanzas and line breaks.