Signs for POETRY
Meaning: The art of rhythmical composition, signed (only), for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
This ASL word "poetry" is referred to ASL poetry or poetry in other signed languages only. There is a different ASL word "poetry" for auditory-vocal forms (whether written or vocal).
Poetry (in sign language form in video or ASL writing)
Meaning: The art of rhythmical composition, spoken (only), for exciting pleasure by beautiful, imaginative, or elevated thoughts.
This signed word is referred to hearing/phonetic concept and type of poetry. There is a different signed word reserved for signed-language poetry as shown above (first video).
Related signs: AUTHOR.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Deaf Culture and tidbits
Deaf ASL Poets
Dr. Clayton Valli (1951-2003): American prominent linguist and ASL poet.
Ella Mae Lentz (USA), James Nack (1809-1879), more to add...
"ASL Poetry", an experimental ASL writing animation (2019) by ASL literary artivist Jolanta Lapiak.
More on Poetry in Sign Language.