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"Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does."
Allen Ginsberg, from Ginsberg, A Biography

Pretty words.

No, really. That's what poetry is. Sometimes it rhymes, sometimes there are more line breaks than usual. All you really need to make a poem, though, is to put it together so it sounds good, or at least sounds the way you want it to sound. It is the favored form of revolutionaries and queens, professors and angsty teens.

Poetry is one of the oldest forms of literature, and many of the earliest tales from civilizations across the world are in some sort of poetic form.

Often overlaps with Theatre and Music. For tropes associated with poetry, see Poetry Tropes. See also Poetry Forms.


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Alternative Title(s): Poem, Poems, Poem Fic