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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.

Nihilist Apathy addiction, april, city, dark,Prose PoetryDawson-Cooper, Todd
Memorial Day And Memories age, family, love, memorialProseWhalen O Haolin in ancient Celtic, David
Premium Member Poem Leaders and Watchers child, culture, health, leadership,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem I Touched As You Laid love, lust, passionProse PoetryLoo, Laura
Mirror Talk dreamProse Poetryhardnett, concetta
A Kiss of Honor, a Memorial Day Tribute blessing, brother, conflict, deathProse PoetryAntonia Sorcini, Violetta
My Condition age, mental illness, motherProse PoetryCapitano, Phil
Premium Member Poem AgapeMind and ErosBody culture, health, humor, language,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Light allegory, animal, april, autumn,Prose PoetryDiMino, Joe
Premium Member Poem For A Bleeding Flower of Justice allegory, analogy, flower, garden,Prose Poetrylowe, millard
Rest Now You Busy Mind psychologicalProse PoetryDenmeade, Michael
Self-Destructive anger, friend, hurt, leaving,Prose PoetryRoberson, Alex
THE SNOWY TRAIL analogyProseWalker, Sonia
Premium Member Poem Each Other family, loveProse PoetryLoo, Laura
to my never was family, memoryProse PoetryForeman, Andrew
hay men remember, warProse PoetryForeman, Andrew
summer's apple memoryProse PoetryForeman, Andrew
The Crystal Palace angst, corruption, lyric, spiritualProse PoetryCrytzer, Fritz
Premium Member Poem Masters of Public Administration bio, culture, health, humanity,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Variations on a HarmonicTheme health, love, peace, philosophy,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Auf Wiedersehen courage, nostalgia, pain, relationshipProseTyler, Phil
Premium Member Poem ON THE EXISTENCE OF GOD faith, god, peopleProseTrifiatis, Demetrios
Empathy angel, beauty, care, emotions,Prose PoetryGupta, Probir
In last days of life death, death of aProse Poetrynair, sadashivan
Premium Member Poem Monotonous Delight earth, feelings, good morning,Prose PoetryBrooks, David
Father Wounds anger, child, family, father,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
The Swan poetryProse PoetryBoswell, Sophie
The Rose poetryProse PoetryBoswell, Sophie
He Loves Me Not feelings, flower, heart, heartbreak,ProseSelfa, Hansteven
Premium Member Poem TaoTime Mastery blessing, earth, health, love,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Oh ya-ya heart beats wild beautiful, beauty, heart, womenProse Poetrynair, sadashivan
The wind and The wild adventure, dreamProse PoetryKumar, Snigdha
Empress pride, simpleProse PoetryMsuku, Terence
Battle of Life and Death allegory, allusion, bereavement, death,Prose PoetryGuccia, Anthony
A Solution to Addictions Equation addiction, recovery fromProse PoetryGuccia, Anthony
My Public Service Part Two abuse, addiction, evilProse PoetryGuccia, Anthony
My Public Service Part One abuse, addiction, desire, jobs,Prose PoetryGuccia, Anthony
What of our Human Existence allusion, creation, religionProse PoetryGuccia, Anthony
The Definition of Insanity Continued allegory, allusion, betrayal, societyProse PoetryGuccia, Anthony
The Definition of Insanity abuse, allusion, betrayal, freedom,Prose PoetryGuccia, Anthony
Premium Member Poem Still Here caregiving, character, childhood, children,ProseBrooks, David
Premium Member Poem Political Ecology of Economics culture, earth, health, nature,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Christian Poem blessing, god, inspirational, mentalProseLoo, Laura
The Tragedy of Marionette Onu celebrity, community, death, dedication,Prose PoetryNgima, Margaret
Soul Consciousness animal, bible, body, creation,Prosejohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem TeaTalk culture, earth, health, history,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem THE UGLY TRUTH GETS UGLIER growth, poetry, sorryProse PoetryAcquah, Vicki
Hate for you heartbreakProse PoetrySINGH, BIKRAM
THE BITE OF FIRST LOVE emotions, feelings, loveProse PoetryNYAGA, LEWIS
Dream Day i love you, loveProseprophet, starbeam