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Poetry is that soothes the heart.
WHAT IS POETRY?—a sonnet


When thoughts are too deep for telling in prose,
When sentences and phrases can’t suffice;
When words and feelings just cannot come close
Then recourse to poetry take the wise.

When words are overshadowed by meaning,
When logic overrides the expression;
When writer simply writes as he’s dreaming
But rules of language mar his intention;

It’s then that poetry assumes a shape,
When tears drip from a heart that is broken.
A poem consists not only of words,
Its each word is, of feelings, a token.

Wounds of the heart does true poetry nurse,
What can’t be healed by balm is healed by verse.



• Initially written for the book "MISCELLANEA, MISCELLANEA as entry #373720

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M C Gupta
13 February, 2005
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