Poems have filled us all with wonder,
Written by the rich and poor,
Verses penned in homes palatial,
Or in hovels most obscure.
Epic tales of ancient Greece,
Show modern times Achilles' wrath,
Or let us see through Robert Frost,
The snowy woods on a winter path.
Poets speak of love unending,
In sonnets and in flowery prose,
Japanese poets gave us haiku,
From which simple beauty flows.
Five lined limericks make us laugh,
Though some may be a bit risqué,
While ballads, often sung in rhyme,
Narrative tales they may portray.
Whatever genre peaks your fancy,
There is a type for every soul,
A literary journey for the senses,
The rewards of which I can extol.
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