We’ve moved into June, and I need a poetry style that starts with the letter F. I’ve decided to write Free verse Poems. Writing Free Verse Poems for an entire month frightens me because they lack meter, rhythm, and form. Sometimes a person needs these guidelines to keep them honest. What makes a poem a poem if there is no way to define it as a poem? The only way to start the party is to run my finger over the keys and see what pops up on the computer screen. I will call this poem Big Water.
First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Big Water
- Candace and flow
- The built on the language of the poet
- Non-uniform lines and stanzas
- Experience with space
- Prosaic Qualities
- Concise Imagery
It appears free verse isn’t as rudderless as I first thought. My poetry writing challenge in June could get exciting. It’s time to read Big Water.
Big Water Take me to big water Where I can stare at the curve of the world And wiggle my feet in warm mushy sand While watching dolphins play in the waves That crashed against the shore. Take me to big water Where the moon pulls the tide And winks at me in the darkness Like a drunken man Tempting me to take a plunge Take me to big water Where the stars twinkle in the night Keeping the secrets of the universe Undiscovered in the centuries of darkness Take me to big water. Where you can kiss my lips again We can sleep out on the beach Where no one can see or hear Except for the big water.
Who is Molly Shea?
Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh. To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.
Be sure to follow Molly on Twitter!