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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
HOLODOMORholocaust,Prose Poetrylawless, John08/21/2014
What Goes on Behind Broken Eyesimagery,ProseMedellin, Steven08/21/2014
the moonadventure,blue,color,coolProse Poetryturner, jamie08/20/2014
love meangel,baby,blessing,body,Prose Poetryturner, jamie08/20/2014
Premium Member Poem Did You See or Hear The Bloody Bastardsabuse,africa,anger,violenProse PoetryVassallo, Alfred08/20/2014
Death spare life till dawn IIdeath,death of a friend,lProsesibiya, siza08/20/2014
De Ja Vujourney,Prose PoetryJordan, Ken08/19/2014
Two Things You Never Talk About At Work---Politics and Religionallah,god,jesus,politicalProseMister ROBOTO, JSLambert08/19/2014
Natures Treasuresflower,nature,poems,poetrProse PoetryKiser, M. L. 08/19/2014
Dreamtime-Wisedream,imagery,poems,poetrProseKiser, M. L. 08/19/2014
Dream Revelationdream,imagery,poems,poetrProseKiser, M. L. 08/19/2014
BACK TO SCHOOLadventure,dedication,Prose Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka08/19/2014
PLAY BALL SEASONadventure,culture,Prose Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka08/19/2014
as the night goes byaddiction,beautiful,body,Prose Poetryturner, jamie08/19/2014
My love for youbaby,beautiful,cute love,Prose Poetryturner, jamie08/19/2014
As the day goes bybody,change,heart,love,Prose Poetryturner, jamie08/19/2014
Youlove,ProseXia, Princess08/18/2014
Quiet Mysterydesire,first love,ocean,rProse PoetryCorbin, J. R.08/18/2014
OH MY GODgod,humor,religion,Prose Poetrylawless, John08/18/2014
MANHOODhumor,Prose Poetrylawless, John08/18/2014
peacelight,love,miracle,peace,Prose PoetryYvonne, Maurice08/18/2014
Premium Member Poem The Story of the Grand Pianoallegory,betrayal,music,ProseManassian, Eileen08/17/2014
Premium Member Poem Billyallusion,bio,confusion,deProse PoetryBourne, Gene08/17/2014
LOVELY YOUadventure,appreciation,Prose Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka08/16/2014
YOUR LETTING MY HEART THINKpoems,Prose PoetryHayes, Evelyn08/16/2014
Writer's Blocklife,ProseXia, Princess08/15/2014
Lovely Birds Lifebird,freedom,nature,sky,tProse PoetryAlhemaidy, Abdullah08/15/2014
Memories of the pastlife,loneliness,ProseAlhemaidy, Abdullah08/15/2014
a squirrel's talecry,depression,emotions,fProse PoetryYvonne, Maurice08/15/2014
FEELINGSlost love,Proseodaga, charlene08/15/2014
Premium Member Poem Dramedy of Errorsanger,heartbroken,lost loProseRichards, Carrie08/14/2014
Raindrops From Your Eyesrain,ProseXia, Princess08/14/2014
Golden Honey Dropslife,ProseXia, Princess08/14/2014
Need a Friendlife,ProseXia, Princess08/14/2014
Premium Member Poem Whats Brokenbreak up,emotions,moving Prose PoetryTempleton, Patricia08/14/2014
All Good Things Come to an Endlife,ProseXia, Princess08/14/2014
Where the collection endspoems,poetry,writing,ProseKiser, M. L. 08/14/2014
Driving Lessonscar,me,poems,poetry,ProseKiser, M. L. 08/14/2014
Coffeedrink,poems,poetry,ProseKiser, M. L. 08/14/2014
Bedding Downnight,poems,poetry,seasonProseKiser, M. L. 08/14/2014
Barbarian Dreamsabuse,betrayal,dark,emotiProseKiser, M. L. 08/14/2014
Field Of Orangenature,poems,poetry,tree,ProseKiser, M. L. 08/14/2014
Darknessdepression,Prose PoetryMatthew, Bronwyn08/13/2014
Premium Member Poem MADDIE AND JUNEEanimal,best friend,child,Prose PoetryJohnson, Glenn08/13/2014
Moonlit Tearsmoon,ProseXia, Princess08/13/2014
Full Moonmoon,ProseXia, Princess08/13/2014
Moonlit Mysterymoon,ProseXia, Princess08/13/2014
Premium Member Poem TIDESloneliness,longing,love,oProse PoetryJohnson, Glenn08/12/2014
ITS TIMEadventure,betrayal,Prose Poetrycurtis futch jr, kurtis scott aka08/12/2014