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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.

In Lovers Eyes desire, emotions, loveProse PoetryOtong, Amor
Premium Member Poem Ecological Dialects of Passion birth, earth, health, identity,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem On Therapeutic Sciences beauty, health, humor, love,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Realization Of Relationship friendship, lost love, relationshipProse PoetryNEGI, KISHAN
Between Love And Hate hate, loveProse PoetryNEGI, KISHAN
Wrong Convictions spiritualProse PoetryNEGI, KISHAN
Amazing Gust Of Wind morning, nature, windProse PoetryNEGI, KISHAN
Premium Member Poem Stories about Creating Beauty analogy, beauty, creation, culture,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Gods and Goddesses god, health, humorProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem EcoPolitics of and for Climate Health culture, earth, health, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
WORD FOR TODAY: COPYRIGHT allusion, analogy, anxiety, appreciation,ProsePOPOOLA, WOLE
Premium Member Poem Dear Victor childhood, first loveProse PoetryCallaghan, Fiona
The blind absenceProse PoetryGhani, Anwer
Premium Member Poem Climate Health History beauty, culture, health, history,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Political Democracy of Economic Health destiny, health, philosophy, political,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Heaven's Hot Humor beauty, body, happiness, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem I sell drugs forgivenessProseRaynes, Lewis
Love Has Many Colors love, meaningful, spiritualProse PoetryNEGI, KISHAN
Conflit Between Me And God god, spiritualProse PoetryNEGI, KISHAN
A Little Black Coal faith, feelings, god, imagination,Prose PoetrySouls, Anthony
The Ode To Olaf Olafson - For Anne-Lise dream, fantasyProse PoetryRaven, Vladislav
Premium Member Poem Dillen's Continuing DMV Adventures betrayal, culture, health, humanity,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Here We Are earth, health, lost, loveProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
extract 11 from What Changes blessingProse PoetryMcLellan, Mike
extract 25 from What Changes blessingProse PoetryMcLellan, Mike
But the Night is not Over faith, god, imagery, jesusProse PoetrySouls, Anthony
Dracul' : The Myth - For Andrea dreamProse PoetryRaven, Vladislav
Burgeon birth, blessing, environment, life,Prose PoetryPratim, Partha
Woman loveProse PoetryMsuku, Terence
World Wide Web adventure, allegory, allusion, analogy,Prose PoetryAtputharajah, Jesudason
Premium Member Poem For White Boys Only culture, health, humanity, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Peace- be still allusion, analogy, bible, blessingProse PoetryAtputharajah, Jesudason
I WALK TO THE BEAT OF THE RAIN natureProse PoetryWalker, Sonia
A Heart Held Captive heart, love, prisonProseClifford, Anthony
Darkness Elementary 226 abuse, children, corruption, dark,Prose PoetryDozier, Anita
Premium Member Poem Breastplates of Righteousness beauty, blessing, earth, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Love beautiful, crush, hello, love,Prose PoetryBudd, Cassi
Premium Member Poem View from the Backseat appreciation, characterProse PoetrySINGALIESE, MARGO
Premium Member Poem We community, death, encouraging, inspirationalProse PoetrySINGALIESE, MARGO
Premium Member Poem 60th Ode ageProse PoetrySINGALIESE, MARGO
Premium Member Poem A Request love, magicProse PoetrySINGALIESE, MARGO
Premium Member Poem It Doesn't bereavement, family, inspiration, missProse PoetrySINGALIESE, MARGO
Premium Member Poem DARK WONDERING anxiety, care, caregiving, daughter,Prose PoetrySINGALIESE, MARGO
June Mornings change, hope, light, love,Prosefluke, tony
Premium Member Poem STICKNEY structured prose imagery, innocenceProse PoetryStrand, Brian
Premium Member Poem Two Flaws Make Us Bright god, happiness, health, mentalProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Leave me betrayal, death of aProseAbdi Langaan , Elaheh
Where his insanity is replaced with echoing song bible, god, introspectionProse PoetrySouls, Anthony
Premium Member Poem Growing Polypathic Students health, humanity, humor, language,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
My Nightmare anxiety, depressionProseWEWEGE, GERT