Literary Romance

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

  1. Candace and flow
  2. The built on the language of the poet
  3. Non-uniform lines and stanzas
  4. Experience with space
  5. Prosaic Qualities
  6. 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.

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.

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8 thoughts on “Literary Romance

  1. Lovely poem
    Free verse poetry is kind of puzzling at first when you begin writing because its non linear,but in the end it covers strong feelings. Good job

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