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 The Prisoner.
First, let’s explore the characteristics of Free Verse Poetry and The Prisoner
- 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 The Prisoner.
The Prisoner A woman in a cage Struggling against the bars Forged by poor decisions, And foolish longing for escape. Manacles of misery Formed by deep emotion. The restless urge to fly Beyond this mediocre State of living in This comfortable cell That’s held me for so long. Only to die here alone With a heart filled with love Leaving behind a mountain of Unfulfilled dreams
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