What Makes a Good Poem?

Some thoughts by people who should know.

I like this definition from the above site best:

A good poem surprises your senses, shakes you awake, stirs your emotions, and startles your imagination. Each poem is an act of discovery. Poetry helps us widen our vision and our hearts. – Joan Bransfield Graham. Splish Splash. Houghton Mifflin, 1994. Flicker Flash. Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

ShortPoems.org gives seven points for good poetry with examples.


The theme for the coming week is Spring.

Writing prompt for tomorrow: No spring chicken.


Don’t forget to work on your Limerick for the 1st Poetry Playing Contest.



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