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Bri Edwards


A Perfect Poem...... [What IS One? ; VERY SHORT; A Poet's Wisdom? ]


How can one know what makes up a perfect poem, either short or long?
It’s the same as knowing what CAN'T be known: “what’s a perfect song? ”
As soon as someone makes a “perfect-poems list”... and shows it,
along comes someone else who takes that “list”, and in the trash can throws it.

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 01, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

does anyone DISagree? ? i just edited the poem after it had been online for a day or two, altering it in several places. i was prompted to do it after a very good high school-and-beyond friend suggested some changes. i took one of her small
suggestions, rejected another one, and made some independent changes.
all that work for a 3-sentence poem!

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  • John Westlake (9/6/2014 12:25:00 AM)

    There is no such thing as a perfect poem. People's opinions on perfection differ go much too define it. Maybe perfection is an illusion. (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (7/4/2013 4:14:00 PM)

    Hopefully there will never be a perfect poem for where would all the poets efforts be if they could not approach perfection. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (6/9/2013 9:26:00 AM)

    But is it worth the changes like this
    To be included on one such poetic list,
    To be selected and kindly regarded
    Just to have that list coldly discarded? (Report) Reply

  • Saadat Tahir (6/8/2013 8:15:00 PM)

    hi bri
    i always enjoy your candid and from the hip comments...thanx

    here the first three lines i guess is the group of imbeciles called poets on PH
    and the last laugh / line.. :) .... most likely refers to you

    nice rhyming there (Report) Reply

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