- Poem Po"em, n. [L. po["e]ma, Gr. ?, fr. ? to make, to compose,
to write, especially in verse: cf. F. po["e]me.]
1. A metrical composition; a composition in verse written in
certain measures, whether in blank verse or in rhyme, and
characterized by imagination and poetic diction; --
contradistinguished from prose; as, the poems of Homer or
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.