Little by Little

Little by Little :

Even the biggest trees begin life as tiny seeds. Read about how the little acorn grew big.

“Little by little," an acorn said,

As it slowly sank in its mossy bed;

“I am improving every day,

Hidden deep in the earth away."

Little by little each day it grew,

Little by little it sipped the dew

Downward it sent out a thread-like root

Up in the air sprang a tiny shoot;

Day by day, and year by year,

Little by little the leaves appear,

And the slender branches spread far and wide

Till the mighty oak is the forest’s pride.


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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