What Is Poetry?

What is poetry? Who knows?

Not the rose, but the scent of the rose;

Not the sky, but the light of the sky;

Not the fly, but the gleam of the fly;

Not the sea, but the sound of the sea;

Not myself, but what makes me

See, hear, and feel something that prose

Cannot; and what is it, who knows?

– Eleanor Farjeon

I’m working on a poetry anthology for my Children’s Literature class. Ran across this poem that does a pretty good job describing what poetry is. I’ll share some of the more funny poems I picked once I finish my project. To give you guys a hint, my anthology is about food.

Food poems and more at randomtidbitsofthought.wordpress.com.

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