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 Jane Austin on a rainy afternoon.
First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Jane Austin on a rainy afternoon
- 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 Jane Austin on a rainy afternoon.
Jane Austin on a rainy afternoon There is nothing so liberating As reading Jane Austen On a rainy summer afternoon Without watching the hands of the clock Move toward a final destination. Nowhere to go Nothing to do Except get lost in Victorian-aged fiction. Words penned by a female hand Ages through the sand of time A classic filled with poise. Grace cascading in well-placed words A waterfall of brilliant prose Preserved for the now Stream of exquisite words Reading Jane Austen On a rainy summer afternoon.
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