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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
Himappreciation, dedication, for him,ProseCarmichael , Faith
Concert For Onecute love, funny, happy,ProseCarmichael , Faith
Allegiance of mini-Kingdomsamerica, philosophy, political, spiritual,ProseHicks, Timothy
Tiredcommunity, culture, freedom, identity,ProseJaybus, Mr
Winter solsticeabsence, addiction, break up,ProseJaybus, Mr
Premium Member Poem About the Hell's translationpoetry, ProseDE PAZ, Mario
The Green Far Awayfun, golf, joy, ProseTime, Justin
Premium Member Poem Troubleconflict, ProseParker, Frederic
The hair cutchildhood, hair, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
One-Hundred Percent Solutionpoems, poetry, success, ProseKiser, M. L.
A Spiritual Educationpoems, poetry, spiritual, ProseKiser, M. L.
Autumnappreciation, autumn, change, seasons, ProseBrescia, Lydia
Premium Member Poem My brother is the only precious stonelife, light, love, ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
Premium Member Poem True lovelove, truth, ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
Premium Member Poem Making Omeletscourage, encouraging, ProseAdams, Cona
Premium Member Poem My Fingernails Will Grow Backart, beach, beauty, earth,ProseHalliday, Mark
Premium Member Poem farewell my friend farewellgoodbye, loss, Prosethirtyseven, scott
Premium Member Poem It's all about medepression, emotions, success, truth, ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
A Dance with the Kingadventure, dance, emotions, faith,ProseRix, Gwendolen
He Took the First Stepbest friend, how iProseRix, Gwendolen
Death of Kafkadeath, sad, ProseRay, Nirode
Premium Member Poem A Getaway To Ancient Venicelove, passion, ProseChircop , Charmaine
Life's Lesson For Youcourage, god, inspirational, miracle,ProseBernard, Patricia
Clever Guiltemotions, ProseHarris, Ray
A FABLE ON GRUMPINESScharacter, cheer up, christian,ProseRix, Gwendolen
As Flowers Need Watering, Affections Need Nurturingcare, love, relationship, time, ProseStrouse, Polly
A Tree of Love-A Parable of Patience and Faithbeautiful, encouraging, happiness, love,ProseRix, Gwendolen
Yesterday's Summeradventure, death, leaving, sad,ProseCayanan, Katrina Monique
Premium Member Poem Near death experiencebody, death, life, light, ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
Hadowater, ProseAlhemaidy, Abdullah
The voids of lifechild, dad, girl, heartbroken,ProseTime, Justin
The loss of what I never hadbereavement, child, children, dad,ProseTime, Justin
Premium Member Poem Snake Charmeranimal, brother, family, funny,ProseAdams, Cona
Premium Member Poem Waiting Room Jittershusband, imagery, sick, ProseAdams, Cona
My Schoolabuse, anger, anti bullying,ProseJaybus, Mr
Living rough - part 2addiction, ProseBrown, David
Living rough - part 1abuse, addiction, class, dark,ProseBrown, David
The Old Victorianhome, house, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
Living Legendcharacter, hero, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
There Are Two Sides to Every Coinintrospection, poems, poetry, ProseKiser, M. L.
Dr Deathdark, death, halloween, imagery,ProseKiser, M. L.
Saturnian Dreamspoems, poetry, space, star, ProseKiser, M. L.
In love with youlove, ProseHanson, Robert
One Wishhorror, humor, scary, ProseCorbin, J. R.
Truth or Circumstancechange, christian, faith, journey,ProseStrouse, Polly
Premium Member Poem Multitaskingfriendship, work, ProseAdams, Cona
Premium Member Poem Tribute to Susan Boulet Artart, death, native american,ProseMeier-Hans, Brenda
Premium Member Poem Sketch a charactercharacter, christian, courage, creation,ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
Premium Member Poem The good news papercelebration, celebrity, creation, ProseShanta, Elizabeth-Dea
Poetry Advicecreation, devotion, poems, voice,ProseZha, Grace
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