Contemporary Poetry II is a hodgepodge of poems embracing such topics as love, hate, friendship, enmity, war, peace, poverty, affluence and the various phenomena of nature as they allude to Earth's natural beauty in conjunction with its flora and fauna. The underlying element of poetry is emotive, evocative and, to a certain extent, provocative. Hence, it is difficult to have a single definition that truly characterizes or delineates the boundaries of poetry. It is the resulting impact upon its reader that creates its caliber. How was the reader affected? Were there shudders, tears, smiles, goose bumps? It is this reaction to the material that defines poetry. Let each of us, therefore, conceive his/her own definition, for in each of us dwells a potential poet.