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What is a Poem?

posted Oct 1, 2013, 5:16 AM by A Billion Stories   [ updated Oct 1, 2013, 5:25 AM ]
Poem is an art where language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to its apparent meaning.

Usually poems are rhythmic but rhythm is not a necessary quality of a poem. A good poem normally evokes very strong emotions or conveys very deep and possibly multiple meanings - in a compressed form.

A poem could be one line or run into thousands of stanzas (called "Mahakaavya" in Sanskrit), but the large majority of them are between 4 lines to 200 lines.

It is recommended to keep your poems short. But if you are still interested to submit very long poems you are welcome. So go  on.. use the form below to submit your creation/ಕ್ಱುತಿ.