Poems are jewels of literature.Those who love literature like to read as many books as possible. These books will consist of every section of the literature. That means Novels, Dramas, Poems, Essays and the like. However, when such people get a chance to speak on a platform, very often they will be quoting pieces of poitries. Actually such speeches attract more audience.
If one go on speaking on a topic the listeners will get bored. A poetry quoted in between invites the attention and help listening. Any poem has better impact than simple talk. If one sits in a class room where literature is being taught one becomes more attentive if the teacher is teaching a poem. Thus poems have a prime place among various forms of literature.Hence it is only appropriate to consider 'poem' as the 'jewel' in literary forms.