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 Yellow Pinto.
First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and Yellow Pinto
- 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 Yellow Pinto.
Yellow Pinto Cruising down Washington Avenue Me sitting in the back seat of Mary’s Pinto WLS.AM 890 playing ‘Louie, Louie” Us screaming out the suspect lyrics At the top of our lungs Drinking Boone’s Farm apple wine It was the summertime of 1972 The moon and stars glowed in the sky And we had a bright future down the road ahead. But our lives were filled with a restless yearning We’d always be friends We’d change the world We were filled with the pretentious knowledge of youth But if we could have seen around the bend We wouldn’t have been so bold Turned that Pinto into a life raft Or a spaceship to launch ourselves into the stars Stone cold sober, and surf through the galaxy.
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