po·em /ˈpoəm, ɪm, ˈpom ||ˈpɔ()ɪm, ˈpoˌɛm/
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 of Milton.
2. A composition, not in verse, of which the language is highly imaginative or impassioned; as, a prose poem; the poems of Ossian.
n : a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical
lines [syn: verse form]