Letter from A Parent

Letter from A Parent :

Dear Sir,

I feel I ought to write
About Tom’s essay-work last night.
Of all the subjects you have set
This seemed the most unwise yet.
“Describe your family" Tom wrote it,
So well, I just had to stop it
Being handed in ; —so did my wife.
The details of our family life
Are not such a kind, alas,
That I should want them read in class :
We did not wish the High School staff
To read them for a-lunch-hour-laugh.
We tore it out. I realize
You may think what we did unwise -
But give it your consideration
And please accept my explanation.
I trust you will not blame my son,
For, after all, the work was done.

Yours truly…

Harold Honeybun

The word POETRY originates from a Greek word meaning TO MAKE. A poet is thus a maker and the poem something that is made or created. No single definition of poetry is possible but some characteristic features of poetry may be mentioned. Poetry has a musical quality with rhythm, pitch, metre and it may use figures of speech such as simile and metaphor. While quite a few poems in this selection are in traditional forms, the unit also includes modern poems that are free from formal restrictions.

Here is a list of English Poems written by various authors. Whatever the question is, poetry may be the answer. Writers say poetry provides them with comfort, a way to express themselves and the discipline of finding the essence with few words. Writing the poem (and finding just the right word) is the measure of success that the authors use. Really good poetry is instinctive. It’s who you are. It’s from the heart. You need to expose yourself to all kinds of poets and you may find your motivation and muse that way. Poetry gets to the core meaning. Poetry expands ideas.

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