Poetry is the subject of the poem,
From this the poem issues and
To this returns.Wallace Stevens
The Man with the Blue Guitar, XXXIII
Poetry can’t be as confident about its own durability. Poetry has justified itself historically by asserting that no matter how small its audience or dotty its practitioners, it remains the place one goes for the highest of High Art.
Xanadu (ZAN-uh-doo, -dyoo) 上都?
An idyllic, exotic place of great luxury.
After Xanadu, a place in Samuel Taylor Coleridge's poem titled Kubla Khan.
"For many New Yorkers concerned about the use of public space, there is a more important question. Where's the sense in turning the magnificent courthouse into a Xanadu for bureaucrats and a few showcase students, with ordinary New Yorkers inevitably kept out by armed guards and signs that scream 'go away'?" — Clyde Haberman; A City Jewel In the Hands Of Mr. Cubicle; The New York Times; Mar 30, 2002.
"Although bachelor Gates is building a 37,000-square-foot Xanadu, he maintains that wealth 'loses all power to motivate once you have enough to be comfortable.'" — Tony Chiu & Nick Gallo; If People Complain; People (New York); Oct 24, 1991.
- A verbal composition designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme.
- A composition in verse rather than in prose.
- A literary composition written with an intensity or beauty of language more characteristic of poetry than of prose.
- A creation, object, or experience having beauty suggestive of poetry.
[French poème, from Old French, from Latin poēma, from Greek poiēma, from poiein, to create.][名]
1 （1編の）詩, 韻文, 美文, 詩的な文章
an epic ［a lyric］ poem
a dramatic poem
make ［compose］ a poem
2 詩趣に富むもの, 詩のようなすばらしいもの.［ラテン語←ギリシャ語póēma （poieîn作る＋-eme＝作られたもの）］
- The art or work of a poet.
- Poems regarded as forming a division of literature.
- The poetic works of a given author, group, nation, or kind.
- A piece of literature written in meter; verse.
- Prose that resembles a poem in some respect, as in form or sound.
- The essence or characteristic quality of a poem.
- A quality that suggests poetry, as in grace, beauty, or harmony: the poetry of the dancer's movements.
[Middle English poetrie, from Old French, from Medieval Latin poētria, from Latin poēta, poet. See poet.] The Concise Oxford Dictionary 說，其構成如 geometry
1 （文学形式としての）詩, 作詩（法）, 詩作（⇔prose）.
2 ((集合的))（作品としての）詩, 詩歌, 韻文. ▼一編の詩はa poem, a piece of poetry
3 詩的特質, 詩趣；詩的感興, 詩情, 詩心
oratory full of poetry
4 華麗, 優美
the poetry of dancing movement