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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.

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PMPoemTitleCategoriesFormPoet
Unattendedabuse, garden, women, ProseBright, Shining
Premium Member Poem Milkshakedesire, drink, happy, imagery,ProseREAMS, TAMMY
My True Lovelove, romantic, ProseBright, Shining
Underground Sipping On Some Cosby Coffeeangst, ProsePAPYRUS, KEITH
Premium Member Poem WHAT IS A NIGHTMAREdream, night, passion, sleep, ProseRogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN
The Raptured Mouseblessing, christian, encouraging, ProseRix, Gwendolen
Premium Member Poem STALEMATEworld, ProseDas, Nandita
What Poetry Ispoets, ProseUmus, Anon
Premium Member Poem In Shades of Black and Whitechildhood, introspection, ProseGeorge of Canada, Elaine Cecelia
Originshow i feel, identity,ProseLewis, TS
The Four Seasonsautumn, seasons, spring, summer,ProseKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem Captivationdesire, longing, love, missProseDeschler, Kelly
Premium Member Poem THE THINGS THAT BOYS DOanger, angst, baseball, basketball, ProseRogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN
The Risen Lordchristian, ProseWhite, Pauline
Love Letters 9 A 2 A Collaboration With Mikeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters 9 A 1 A Collaboration With Mikeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 9 - A - 2 - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Love Letters -9 - A - 1 - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
A MERMAIDS KISScry, desire, heart, passion,ProseSATNARINE, ROGER
The Changecreation, encouraging, imagination, psychological,ProsePrickett, Travis
Premium Member Poem To Seekappreciation, courage, dedication, ProseBaumgarn, Brian
CYNTHIAcrush, cute love, dedication, ProseNYAGA, LEWIS
Love Letters 8 A Collaboration With Michaelemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters 7 A Collaboration With Mikeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 8 - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Love Letters - 7 - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
At This Juncturewar, ProseLewis, TS
Whenever Will Love Comeabuse, betrayal, courage, strength, ProseJohnson, Michael
Love Letters 6 A Collaboration With Michaelemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 6 - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
The dreamage, culture, high school,Prosehunjeri, njeri
Premium Member Poem Park Benchintrospection, self, senses, ProseBaumgarn, Brian
Broken glassafrica, culture, daughter, highProsehunjeri, njeri
Shoeless and unrestrictedblessing, cancer, recovery from,ProseGarnes, Ruth
Sapphire Skiesbeauty, earth day, nature,ProseRyker, Riss
Love Letters 5 A Collaboration with Mikeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters-5 - A Collaboration with Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Premium Member Poem Just Being Honestcute love, how iProseTempleton, Patricia
Premium Member Poem You're Gonna Do Whatadventure, fear, humorous, ProseReeves, Terry
Love Letters 4B A Collaboration With Mikeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 4-B - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Love Letters 4A A Collaboration with Mikeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 4-A - A Collaboration with Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Premium Member Poem State of Being 1me, ProseJordan, Jack
Premium Member Poem Shit happensfantasy, funny love, humorous, ProseCamacho, Tonytocaa
Black and white film photographychildhood, color, daughter, family,ProseAlexandropoulou, Archontoula
Premium Member Poem Transmigration Of The Windimagery, journey, nature, sky,ProseLefebvre, Diane
My Heart Pours Outgod, joy, ProseLugo, Debora
What'sMy worthbeautiful, day, Prosehardnett, concetta
Premium Member Poem Shades of Greyintrospection, mystery, ProseMarcum Wong, Connie
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