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something by me: a lingering question

If I write a phrase

(purple lilacs blowing in the wind like memories long lost)

or two

(some dog's warning bark
my soul hears echoes even now)

or even just a list of words

(like
butter
fresh
sunshine
hello
lingers)

and tell you it's a poem, is it?

I wonder.
Indexing:
"No" is the answer I keep coming back to, too, but I can't articulate why. Which probably explains in part where stuff like this keeps coming from.

Isn't Gaudy Night splendiferous? It's probably the closest I'll ever come to owning "chick lit", but it really, really isn't that at all.