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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.

PMPoem TitleCategoriesFormPoetDate Posted
Plane Crashfire,flying,friend,humoroProseMitas, Pete07/24/2014
Soggyself,Prose PoetryAlhemaidy, Abdullah07/24/2014
Rain Fallsdance,dark,emotions,feeliProseKerry , Kenneth 07/24/2014
Dead Poet Two Thousand Fourteendeath,devotion,religion,Prose Poetryhice, charles07/24/2014
The Gift of Poetryappreciation,emotions,feeProseBrescia, Lydia07/24/2014
goodbyeabuse,anger,art,Prose PoetryLukhuleni, Tom D07/24/2014
Premium Member Poem Yesterday's Words Changechildren,woman,world,Prose Poetryforce, kj07/24/2014
alone in your misery push me not awaylove,Prose PoetryChavez, Victor07/23/2014
A Moment's Pauseanger,angst,change,confliProse PoetryWhalen, David07/23/2014
Premium Member Poem GRACEFUL DEATHcry,faith,god,grief,lost Prose PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/23/2014
I Am Much Cuter Thananimal,Prose Poetrylawless, John07/22/2014
Temporal Ghost Tripsabsence,angst,feelings,spProseGates, Brooke07/22/2014
Fountain : Liquor Bottle Shrinesaddiction,body,for her,foProse PoetryDaisy, Danai07/22/2014
Yeh Khamoshibest friend,hindi,hurt,loProse PoetryRose, Rojalin07/21/2014
Premium Member Poem MY JOURNEY TO YOUbaby,child,childhood,famiProse PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/21/2014
The Universe Works In Mysterious Wayshope,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/21/2014
Premium Member Poem Untitledappreciation,blessing,insProse PoetryAcquah, Vicki07/21/2014
Backwards and Upside Downdepression,ProseFontaine, Miya07/21/2014
Empty Is Where The Heart Issorrow,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/21/2014
Wrong Side of Naturenature,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/21/2014
The Balance of Lifespoken word,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/21/2014
A Phobia For Adrenalinecharacter,cool,courage,crProse PoetryMakama, Funom07/21/2014
all seeing blind eyecity,community,introspectProsesibiya, siza07/21/2014
Watts Is Burninganger,butterfly,Prose PoetryJordan, Ken07/20/2014
RepetativeSquaresdeath,ProseFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
seasons of Harmony Pt4seasons,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
seasons of Harmony Pt3seasons,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
seasons of Harmony Pt2seasons,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
seasons of Harmony Pt1seasons,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
Life as an Optical llusionart,jesus,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
To Drinkallah,drink,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
Little Girl in the Windowimagery,Prose PoetryFontaine, Miya07/20/2014
What's Loveappreciation,cute love,ProseJohnson, Michael07/19/2014
Ominous Glancesdeath,deep,emotions,how iProse PoetryKern, Bethany 07/19/2014
SWEET SMELLaddiction,care,Prose Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka07/19/2014
RIGHT TIME RIGHT PLACEadventure,emo,Prose Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka07/19/2014
Life Is Shortdeath,Prose PoetryJordan, Ken07/19/2014
Solacefaith,inspirational,Prose PoetryJordan, Ken07/18/2014
The Black Hole of My Brainlife,ProseMoribund, Sheol07/16/2014
Alwaysinspiration,Prose PoetryRobson, Keith07/16/2014
When Samora Leftamerica,art,autumn,bird,bProseMed, Kanour07/16/2014
Valuesage,career,culture,emotioProse PoetryGrover, Suraj07/16/2014
Premium Member Poem WALKING IN BEAUTYbeauty,depression,faith,gProse PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/15/2014
MORNING BONESage,body,dark,deep,morninProse PoetryRoelink, Josh07/15/2014
Premium Member Poem JOURNEY WITH WOMAN OF THE MOONadventure,journey,love,spProse PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/15/2014
Premium Member Poem CHEMISTRYlove,poems,poetry,relatioProse PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/15/2014
Premium Member Poem BELIEVEgirlfriend,love,Prose PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/15/2014
Premium Member Poem PAINgod,pain,spiritual,wisdomProse PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/14/2014
Premium Member Poem WEEPINGchild,cry,Prose PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/14/2014
Premium Member Poem BEYOND VALENTINESlove,together,valentines Prose PoetryJohnson, Glenn07/14/2014