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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.

Flesh beautiful, creation, deep, emotions,Prose PoetryRussell, Jazmine
LOVE love, romance, wifeProse PoetryMorgan, Raymond
My Parting Gifts change, emotions, journey, loss,Prose PoetryRoske, Ann
The Circle change, natureProseKrieger, CJ
Forbidden Love deep, depression, desire, devotion,Prose PoetryWytcherley, Desiree
cure healthProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
Premium Member Poem In A Perfect World bible, blessing, creation, desireProse PoetryPromise, Rainbow
Premium Member Poem The day the earth stood still - Tangerine angst, baby, car, hope,ProseSeeker, The
Still her head on my chest emotions, humor, love, togetherProse Poetrynair, sadashivan
Entwined beautiful, desire, heart, imagery,Prose PoetryWytcherley, Desiree
Premium Member Poem MOKSHA KARAK culture, destiny, faith, film,Prose PoetryWalker , Verlena S.
The Quiet Storm family, father, thank youProse Poetryploscik, eric
Premium Member Poem Lucifer Gets the Gig heaven, satireProseJerden, Roy
Dreaming beautyProsemeacham, robert
Performance musicProseBickerstaffe, Keith
commitment dogProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
The spring happiness, power, springProse PoetryRao, Chitra
The spring happiness, power, springProse PoetryRao, Chitra
Truth And Fiction ironyProse PoetryAhmed, Naseer
Burning Out Of The Dark beautiful, deep, depression, emotions,Prose PoetryWytcherley, Desiree
a sandcastle love story love hurtsProsejean baptiste, tarahissa
writer's love testimony writingProsejean baptiste, tarahissa
Saved inspirationProseDifford, Kim
The Dark Corners Of My Mind adventure, art, desire, dream,Prose PoetryWytcherley, Desiree
Premium Member Poem Sound of Silence bio, blue, freedom, growth,ProseSankey-Lewis, Iris Elizabeth
Premium Member Poem Were You There christian, creation, god, gospel,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
My Purpose in Life baptismProse PoetryMotanya, Debra
Broken Happiness feelings, heartbreak, hurt, lostProse PoetryBudd, Cassi
Valentine Song blessing, inspiration, love, music,Prosejohnson, curtis
Duncan's Ghost break up, warProse PoetryAhmed, Naseer
Slipping Away deathProseCovello, Elisa
Aprigliano Agosto absenceProseCovello, Elisa
The Bet crushProseCovello, Elisa
Love Letter - 9 - B - A Collaboration by Mary And Vladislav devotion, loveProseHoose, Mary
Love Letters - 9 - A - A Collaboration by Mary and Vladislav devotion, loveProseHoose, Mary
As Smoke Into The Air change, nature, planetProse PoetryWhalen O Haolin in ancient Celtic, David
fatal beauty beautifulProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
Love Letter - 9 - B - A Collaboration by Mary And Vladislav loveProseRaven, Vladislav
Premium Member Poem VALENTINE'S DAY cinderella, february, heart, love,ProseRockwell, Cindi
Away From Berlin to Settle death, grief, heartbreak, iProse PoetryVarzena, Bre
Premium Member Poem If our Price is Right destiny, humanity, love, nature,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Old Time Phone Calls hilarious, lifeProseKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem ToeNail Fungus addiction, anger, bullying, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Love Letters Nine By Mary And Vladislav devotion, love, missing youProseHoose, Mary
Premium Member Poem Pay Inspiration forward cancer, courage, creation, emotions,Prose PoetrySammons, Buffy
AJEEB KHEEL HAI IN LAFZO KA feelings, lifeProse Poetryshah, aarshavi
Premium Member Poem Speak no Evil angerProseDietrich, Andrea
Premium Member Poem Karma lifeProseHenderson, Charles
Love Letters - 9 - A - A Collaboration by Mary and Vladislav loveProseRaven, Vladislav
The Silent Truth games, wordsProse PoetryJacks, Timothy