What is in the Mailbox, English Poems, Poem by UNKNOWN AUTHOR

What is in the Mailbox?

What is in the Mailbox? :

Have you ever received a letter? If you haven’t, see what this child decides to do!

Most always, when the postman comes

With letters, two or three,

They’re for my Mother or my Dad

But never one for me.

I'm going to write some letters, though,

That’s what I'm going to do,

And then my friends will answer me

And I’ll get letters too!


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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