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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.

Phrase angel, blessing, christian, dad,ProseBelinsky, Serge
Things fall apart absence, conflict, confusion, friendship,Prose Poetryramafhi, thabang
OUR SHINING LIGHT beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
WE LOVE TO TALK beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
GOD IS THE LIGHT beautiful, bible, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
AS MY BUS RODE AND STOP beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
THE DAY WE MEET beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
MR PROFESSOR beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
SUNNING LIGHT bangla, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
Your Presence is a Gift how i feel, spiritual,Prose PoetryCasto, Michelle
SPECIAL LOVE beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
REAL LOVE beautiful, blessingProse PoetryWells, Jerry
WE ALL NEED A WAKE UP CALL beautiful, black african american,Prose PoetryWells, Jerry
Where I Stand betrayal, desire, heart, love,Prose PoetryDunka, Jourdan
rose flowerProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
dirtbag cowboy funny love, humor, lustProseLampton, Christopher
The Dream crazy, dream, feelingsProseLampton, Christopher
Magic of Mankind men, metaphor, peopleProseKiser, M. L.
With The Tide change, growth, lifeProseKiser, M. L.
Success, a Gift to Share celebration, character, successProseKiser, M. L.
NEVER HAD A CHANCE baby, betrayal, birth, child,Prose PoetryMorgan, Raymond
April and everything after dedication, friend, funny loveProseLampton, Christopher
blooming flowerProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
Premium Member Poem drifting soulmate, suicideProse PoetryFortin, Chris
Premium Member Poem i am soulmate, suicideProse PoetryFortin, Chris
Premium Member Poem Search and Discover appreciation, emotions, family, feelings,Prose PoetryRose, Brenda
i can overcome anything beautifulProse Poetryhardnett, concetta
The Rains dance, death, lifeProseKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem A SHARED DEMISE allusion, best friend, destiny,ProseQuinlan, Diane M
The Carbon Children beauty, image, imagery, night,ProseKiser, M. L.
I Am The Wind natural disasters, nature, windProseKiser, M. L.
Sister's girlProse PoetryEffon, Deborah
Broken heart confusion, crazy, dark, depression,Prose Poetryramesh, yashika
End of the World depression, lost love, love,Prose PoetrySmith, Darlene
O' thundery clouds, You don't rain, It's your drops of passion beauty, dream, girlfriend, heart,Prose Poetrynair, sadashivan
Anniversaries anniversaryProseLewis, TS
Ailam heart, heartbreak, loveProseRush, Nicholas
Color Outside The Lines anger, feelings, growing upProse PoetryJanke, Patricia
The failing education system child, childhood, children, class,Prose Poetryramesh, yashika
A Carefree Evening community, growing up, musicProse PoetryJanke, Patricia
She was young once character, deep, memoryProse PoetryJanke, Patricia
The Greatest Trick angst, humor, truthProse PoetryWolf, Laughing
Lost and Found feelings, love, lust, passionProse PoetryWolf, Laughing
In The Most Troublesome Time Of Your Life adventure, analogy, assonance, beauty,ProseEslit, Edgar R.
Magic Touch adventure, allusion, analogy, art,Prose PoetryEslit, Edgar R.
Tears In Silent Words april, bereavement, blessing, eulogy,ProseEslit, Edgar R.
Crossroads adventure, allusion, angst, appreciation,ProseEslit, Edgar R.
The Price Of Missing You love, passion, romanticProse PoetryHumphrey, Dexter
If I Had Cancer bereavement, courage, dark, deathProse PoetryJanke, Patricia
un petit jeu un tour de main sexyProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan