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 Literary Romance.
First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Literary Romance
- 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 Literary Romance.
Literary Romance You put yourself out there. Bleed words onto the page Take another glance Before you hit delete Nothing is right And nothing fits You have to start the story again. It a slow-labored dance This literary romance You want to work You want to have fun You never measure up 26 letters flirting from my keyboard Amount to seductive words on a screen Consonants and vowels lure you to create Periods, commas, and seductive exclamation points What sweet promises they make Nouns and verbs Whispers to you in the night From the mouth of a fickle muse Only to vanish in this air There are days When I wish I had caught the gaze Of this literary romance.
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