Poems are the challengers of oblivion (Jeffers) and this is where their power is derived from; the ability to resist time and for nothing else to outlive [these] powerful rhyme[s] (Shakespeare). For even when the blithe earth dies, and the brave sun die[s] blind, the poems will stand like stones gave stood for a thousand years (Jeffers). A poem, when written well, trancends time with its imagery, rhymes, and the various messages that one may percieve from such works. It, like many other types of literature, seeks not only to entertain and illicit a reader's enjoyment, but also seeks to be etched in time; preserved for the many other generations to come.