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A Good Poem

July 5, 2022
By Jackie_Huang PLATINUM, Scarsdale, New York
Jackie_Huang PLATINUM, Scarsdale, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Everything happens for a reason

I am jealous of people who write good poetry

I am jealous when it comes so naturally

But what is a good poem

Is it defined by the amount of line breaks, the weird structure, or how much blank space is left

Why do you like “bewitching juvenile female”

Better than 

“pretty young women”

Why do you like “Incandescent resplendent dusk”

Better than

The “angry bright sunset”

Why has the quality or the level of “good” been determined by how many times one look at the thesaurus?

If using foreign words add to sophistication,

Then a good poem must be:

“Experience the serendipity

Albeit lying supine and the dewy petrichor

As a pluviophile

In a forest of sequoia

Idyllic aurora

Abyssopelagic zone

Vellichor in books


What is the point of writing

when no one can understand?

The author's comments:

i have a love/hate relationship with the thesaurus.

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on Jul. 11 2022 at 5:36 pm
DesdemoniaDee SILVER, Wördern, Other
5 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
“All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.”
― Ernest Hemingway

This is superb. So much humour and so well written. Fantastic!