A poem was a form of literature written by poets.
There were numerous styles of poems, including ballads and sonnets. The Ballad of Flannan Isle was mentioned and quoted by the Fourth Doctor while leaving Fang Rock. (TV: Horror of Fang Rock) He later claimed to have helped William Shakespeare transcribe Hamlet after the playwright had sprained his wrist writing sonnets. (TV: City of Death)
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An ode was another type of poem. "An Ode to Sarah Jane Smith" was written by Carla Morgan in an alternate version of Earth where Sarah Jane Smith died in 1964, at age thirteen. (TV: Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?)