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Prose Poetry. This is the ultimate prose resource with prose poetry examples, information on what is prose, the definition of prose, articles on prose, links to prose eBooks, examples of prose written by famous poets, and examples of prose written by PoetrySoup members.

What is Prose?

Definition of Prose

Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to the patterns of everyday speech. The word prose comes from the Latin prosa, meaning straightforward. This describes the type of writing that prose embodies, unadorned with obvious stylistic devices. Prose writing is usually adopted for the description of facts or the discussion of ideas. Thus, it may be used for newspapers, magazines, novels, encyclopedias, screenplays, films, philosophy, letters, essays, history, biography and many other forms of media.

Example of Prose

A Port is a delightful place of rest for a soul weary of life's battles. The vastness of the sky, the mobile architecture of the clouds, the changing coloration of the sea, the twinkling of the lights, are a prism marvellously fit to amuse the eyes without ever tiring them. The slender shapes of the ships with their complicated rigging, to which the surge lends harmonious oscillations, serve to sustain within the soul the taste for rhythm and beauty. Also, and above all, for the man who of mysterious and aristocratic pleasure in contemplating, while lying on the belvedere or resting his elbows on the jetty-head, all these movements of men who are leaving and men who are returning, of those who still have the strength to will, the desire to travel or to enrich themselves.

--Charles Baudelaire--

Prose Poetry. Examples of Prose Written by PoetrySoup Members

Prose. These are examples of Prose poems written by member poets. PoetrySoup is a great resource of prose examples, articles, poets, poetry & definitions.

Lost In A Dream dream, loveProseKrieger, CJ
Life is a Race adventure, inspiration, life, love,Prose PoetrySharma, Chirayu
Premium Member Poem LIFE WITH CHRIST jesus, lifeProse PoetryEutsler, Edith D
Premium Member Poem Appendages of God faith, lifeProse PoetryJohnston, Brian
Forgotten boat, music, mythology, starsProse PoetryKrieger, CJ
Change Directions change, destiny, future, god,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem The Speech allegory, humorProseBoy, Tommy
spring nature, seasonsProse Poetrybolimeru, prasad
The One Who Followed The Storm oceanProse PoetryMartin, Jeremy
The Tenth Wave oceanProse PoetryMartin, Jeremy
ON THE NATURE OF THINGS america, character, leadership, nature,Prose PoetryMorgan, Raymond
A Skip In Time father daughter, timeProseAul, George
The Unknown fearProseAul, George
Lovely Season autumn, dance, kiss, music,Proseof Life, Minimals
dont block your blessings beautifulProse Poetryhardnett, concetta
POETRY PRAISE baptism, bible, blessing, body,Prose PoetryBLAKE, ANTHONY
Premium Member Poem Three Little Pigs - The Real Story children, funnyProseBoy, Tommy
Book Of Nowhere books, poetry, poetsProse PoetryKrieger, CJ
Solitude beautiful, heart, love, pain,Proseof Life, Minimals
TESTING THE EDGE suicideProse Poetryvan Breda, Kim
Quest of mate, fill lonely life happiness, i love you,Prose Poetrynair, sadashivan
October weatherProse PoetryHayton, Jo
In The Eyes Of The Beholder friendship, true loveProseKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem Canoeing On Mars - Rev 2 life, loveProse PoetryJohnston, Brian
The Night Stalker horror, mystery, nightProseAul, George
Premium Member Poem THE ONLY LIVING GOD god, inspirational, joy, spiritualProse PoetryBrown, Wendell
Premium Member Poem A NEVER FORGOTTEN SONG appreciation, lonely, longing, love,Prose PoetryBrown, Wendell
Premium Member Poem THE VISION blessing, inspirational, love, romance,Prose PoetryBrown, Wendell
Premium Member Poem WITHOUT THE TASTE OF YOU inspirational, love, marriage, romanceProse PoetryBrown, Wendell
DISTANT SHORES imagination, introspection, writingProse Poetryvan Breda, Kim
Illness or Disease death, depression, destiny, psychological,Prose PoetryBoodhun, Azad
Premium Member Poem If-Proverbs for People in Recovery addiction, appreciation, recovery fromProse PoetryBaumgarn, Brian
Painted Horizon allah, creation, nature, writingProse PoetryLewis, TS
Wake Me anger, death, dreamProseAul, George
IMPORTANCE OF A WOMAN womenProse PoetryPakraj, Avashna
Family family, relationshipProse PoetryKrieger, CJ
I Wanted To Get Away character, chicago, christian, class,Prosejohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem What's It Like beautyProse PoetryJordan, Jack
Needing age, death of aProse PoetryKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem Cutting hairs hair, image, selfProse PoetryStuntzner, Gay
Sentiments writingProse PoetryGhani, Anwer
Please Leave celebration, food, paradiseProsejohnson, curtis
No Flowers, Please eulogy, goodbyeProseBrownlee, Lee
Oh, Sweet William longing, loveProseBrownlee, Lee
PACIFIC SUNSET ocean, sky, sunsetProseBrownlee, Lee
Rings In A Tree death, loss, sadProseBrownlee, Lee
STORMY WEATHER natural disasters, scary, usaProseBrownlee, Lee
LIFE and DEATH loss, natural disastersProseBrownlee, Lee
Where Do I Belong caregiving, feelings, home, lonelyProseBrownlee, Lee
Needy angst, conflict, confusion, emotions,ProseUrbaniak, Laura