I Look For Certain Things In Poetry

I look for certain things in poetry

I look for art, not ambiguity

I try my best to read with acumen

To recognize the poem's qualities--

Like when its depth is greater than its length

Or when its use of metaphor is fair

When it employs conventional techniques

When it examines universal themes

When its remarks are witty and sublime

When its arrays of lines and stanza rhyme

When its iambic is pentameter

When its refrain is not a waste of time

When its alliteration adds affect--

But spelling doesn't have to be correct

dubito ergo sum

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kJ Walker

Sun 13th Jun 2021 08:26

As a person who carnt spell, I really apreciate this one.

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