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 Chiggers.
First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Chiggers.
- 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 Chiggers.
Chiggers A fragment of a memory Flows through my mind Of lying in a vacant lot Studying the night sky The universe rolled Against the black of night The aroma of new-mown grass Floating on the breeze And I tried to count the stars A thousand wishes whispered The essence of a million dreams Imagining I could ride in a rocket ship And disappear into the void Hoping I’d never see one of those stars fall Because on earth existed stark reality Tethered here on earth And the hidden mystery and itch, Of chiggers hiding in the grass.
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