DEFINITION POEMS

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Motherhood

A state of selflessness
The home of true love
Where compassion lives
The soul that lives for others
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Ola Olawale

Ola Olawale
What Would Freud Say?

Wasn't on purpose that I drilled
through my finger or the nurse
laughed. She apologized
three times and gave me a shot
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Bob Hicok
People Like Candles

*PEOPLE LIKE CANDLES*

*"The world would have been a better domicile to dwell in, if our impediments are equally solved. But nay, some are like candles"* *paciolo pen saint*

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Paciolo Pen Saint

Paciolo Pen Saint
The Definition Of Beauty Is

988

The Definition of Beauty is
That Definition is none—
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
" Corruption "

It seems like corruption is our definition.
As one gone here comes a next one.

Guns big, tall and long yet wi never mek one, not to mention the cost, so ironic them own by the poorest man.
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Mark Burrell

Mark Burrell
I Am Defeated

By the hollowness around me
By the emotional rivalries that surround me
By the dreams that are yet to achieve
By the collapsing hopes that are hard to retrieve
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Priya Rathi

Priya Rathi
Expiry

My definition of expiry
The power to maintain the strength
Of everything that were formed & created
The power of everything vanished
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Norbu Dorji

Norbu Dorji
Woman - A Super Power

A woman gives us life,
A girl, lady and a wonderful wife.
She has some magical power,
To get things ready at the right hour.
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Priyadarshini Goel

Priyadarshini Goel
Tender Arrivals

Where ever something breathes
Heart beating the rise and fall
Of mountains, the waves upon the sky
Of seas, the terror is our ignorance, that's
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Amiri Baraka
The Monster Of Mr Cogito

1

Lucky Saint George
from his knight's saddle
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Zbigniew Herbert
Definition Of Poetry

It's a whistle blown ripe in a trice,
It's the cracking of ice in a gale,
It's a night that turns green leaves to ice,
It's a duel of two nightingales.
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Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak
Servant

A female lad,
And from male was made,
A rib single,
Brought much love, all
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Brian Dredan

Brian Dredan
Beautiful

Sun is very bright
With some colours making the nature light
Some colours are dark
Which is making the nature a colourful park
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Saamni Dhruva

Saamni Dhruva
I Grant You Ample Leave

"I grant you ample leave
To use the hoary formula 'I am'
Naming the emptiness where thought is not;
But fill the void with definition, 'I'
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George Eliot
Definition Of The Frontiers

First there is the wind but not like the familiar wind but long and without lapses or falling away or surges of air as is usual but rather like the persistent pressure of a river or a running tide.

This wind is from the other side and has an odor unlike the odor of the winds with us but like time if time had odor and were cold and carried a bitter and sharp taste like rust on the taste of snow or the fragrance of thunder.

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Archibald Macleish

Archibald Macleish
In Memory Of My Feelings

My quietness has a man in it, he is transparent
and he carries me quietly, like a gondola, through the streets.
He has several likenesses, like stars and years, like numerals.

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Frank O'hara
By My Window Have I For Scenery

797

By my Window have I for Scenery
Just a Sea-with a Stem-
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
I Do, I Will, I Have

How wise I am to have instructed the butler
to instruct the first footman to instruct the second
footman to instruct the doorman to order my carriage;
I am about to volunteer a definition of marriage.
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Ogden Nash
Fog

A vagueness comes over everything,
as though proving color and contour
alike dispensable: the lighthouse
extinct, the islands' spruce-tips
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Amy Clampitt
The Great God Guff

There was once a Simple People - (you, of course, will understand
This is just a little fable of a non-existent land)
There was once a Simple People, and they had a Simple King,
And his name - well, SMITH the First will do as well as anything
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Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis
A Day Like Any Other

Such insignificance: a glance
at your record on the doctor's desk
or a letter not meant for you.
How could you have known? It's not true
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Lisel Mueller
Report On Tait's Lecture On Force

Ye British Asses, who expect to hear
Ever some new thing,
Iâ??ve nothing new to tell, but what, I fear,
May be a true thing.
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James Clerk Maxwell
The 'utopia'

The table was filled with many objects

The wild tribesmen in the hills,
whose very robes were decorated with designs
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Lee Harwood
Renascence

All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked another way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
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Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay
The Ballad Of The Ice-worm Cocktail

To Dawson Town came Percy Brown from London on the Thames.
A pane of glass was in his eye, and stockings on his stems.
Upon the shoulder of his coat a leather pad he wore,
To rest his deadly rifle when it wasn't seeking gore;
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Robert Service

Robert Service
Masked Beauty

I woke up last Saturday
With so many problems rolling in my head
I was certainly not standing in the row of solutions
And not brave enough to roar like a lion
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Smartways

Smartways
Success.

[Published in "A Masque of Poets" at the request of "H.H.," the author's fellow-townswoman and friend.]

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
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Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
The Definition Of Beauty Is

988

The Definition of Beauty is
That Definition is none-
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Nine Stages Towards Knowing

Why do we lie

'Why do we lie,' she questioned, her warm eyes
on the grey Autumn wind and its coursing,
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Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson
National Nomenclature - Prose

To the Editor of the Knickerbocker.

SIR: I am somewhat of the same way of thinking, in regard to names, with that profound philosopher, Mr. Shandy, the elder, who maintained that some inspired high thoughts and heroic aims, while others entailed irretrievable meanness and vulgarity; insomuch that a man might sink under the insignificance of his name, and be absolutely "Nicodemused into nothing." I have ever, therefore, thought it a great hardship for a man to be obliged to struggle through life with some ridiculous or ignoble Christian name, as it is too often falsely called, inflicted on him in infancy, when he could not choose for himself; and would give him free liberty to change it for one more to his taste, when he had arrived at years of discretion.

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Washington Irving
The Logicians Refuted

IN IMITATION OF DEAN SWIFT

LOGICIANS have but ill defin'd
As rational, the human kind;
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Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith
Eureka - A Prose Poem (an Essay On The Material And Spiritual Universe)

It is with humility really unassumed, it is with a sentiment even of awe, that I pen the opening sentence of this work: for of all conceivable subjects I approach the reader with the most solemn, the most comprehensive, the most difficult, the most august.

What terms shall I find sufficiently simple in their sublimity -- sufficiently sublime in their simplicity, for the mere enunciation of my theme?

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe
An Ode : On Exodus Iii. 14

On Exodus iii. 14. 'I am that I am.'

Man! foolish man!
Scarce know'st thou how thyself began,
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Matthew Prior

Matthew Prior
Success Is Counted Sweetest

67

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
The Definition Of Love

My love is of a birth as rare
As 'tis for object strange and high:
It was begotten by Despair
Upon Impossibility.
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Andrew Marvell

Andrew Marvell
The Definition Of Beauty

Beauty no other thing is, than a beam
Flash'd out between the middle and extreme.


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Robert Herrick
The Ballad Of The Ice-worm Cocktail

To Dawson Town came Percy Brown from London on the Thames.
A pane of glass was in his eye, and stockings on his stems.
Upon the shoulder of his coat a leather pad he wore,
To rest his deadly rifle when it wasn't seeking gore;
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Robert William Service
A Catalpa Tree On West Twelfth Street

While the sun stops, or
seems to, to define a term
for the indeterminable,
the human aspect, here
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Amy Clampitt
Success Is Counted Sweetest

Success is counted sweetest
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.
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Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Definition Of Creative Art

With shirt wide open at the collar,
Maned as Beethoven's bust, it stands;
Our conscience, dreams, the night and love,
Are as chessmen covered by its hands.
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Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak
Him

Nature of humankind, you say
I say it was just fate
Or maybe your pneumatic bosom
A charm, I was, hmm I agree
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Laurie Lae

Laurie Lae
Mom's Love

Mom's love is an extraordinary piece
that no one can interpret to the max,
It is made of deep commitment,
Loyalty, deep sacrifices and pain.
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Koak Snr

Koak Snr
Time And Zero Farming

Subas Khanal

People who are taking pictures of age
Suddenly followed by fear of death
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Subash Khanal

Subash Khanal
Undefined

Our definition of love is divided by the difference in perspective,
Some use it for compassion and others want nothing but to give,
Others don't even know what it is
Some use it to hide behind their greed.
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Ryan T Kachisi

Ryan T Kachisi
Hiv/aids

I'm already in a judgemental phase
So please spare me the lecture
3 months pregnant please take away the pressure
How am I supposed to tell my unborn child
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Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice
Neighbour

A storm of crisis swept through my home
The neighbor looked uncooperative
Instead, he blocked the way to my house
Those who come from afar
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Subash Khanal

Subash Khanal
Story, Story; Happy Endings...

Isn't she lovely?
I mean she takes good care of me,
She's the shy-type
But whenever she's with me,
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Ajiboye Temi

Ajiboye Temi
A Definition Of True Love

My heat is at rest and I have no regret of making you my wife.
If I shall precisely name a grease for your hair, Soulmate will be preferable;

Our hearts and perception knit together
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Gabriel S. Weah

Gabriel S. Weah
To My Best Friend

The day I walked into a new school
you were the first one to speak.
You made me feel welcome to
an new environment I barely knew.
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Chrizelle De Vries

Chrizelle De Vries
Height (a Poem By Valeriy Tsytsak Translated Into English)

Высота Валерий Цыцак перевод на английский
Марина Чиянова
Height

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Maryna Tchianova

Maryna Tchianova