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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
Love Letters 3 A Collab With Mike Clarkeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters-3 - A Collaboration With Mary Joemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Valentine's chime 2015beautiful, blessing, desire, feelings,ProseSarjare pagare, Madhavi
shework, Prosehunjeri, njeri
Suicide Suicidesuicide, Prosehunjeri, njeri
Follow the Yellow Brick Roadblessing, childhood, children, ProseRix, Gwendolen
My first photo was a crypoetry, ProseCHAKRABARTY, RAJAT KANTI
Maya Then, Maya Nowjoy, life, nature, society,ProseAjemyan, Sara
Love Letters 2 A Collaboration With Mike Clarkeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters-2 - A Collaboration With Mary Jo Hooseemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Premium Member Poem Reflections in a Mirrorfantasy, ProseReeves, Terry
The State Liquor Storeabuse, addiction, christian, feelings,ProseRix, Gwendolen
Circumcisedafrica, culture, girl, Prosehunjeri, njeri
Write for Medeep, how i feel,ProseLewis, TS
Love Letters A Collaboration With Mike Clarkeemotions, love, ProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - A Collaboration With Mary Jo Hooseemotions, love, Proseclarke, michael
Premium Member Poem A Steel Defenseanxiety, emotions, fear, ProseReeves, Terry
The Road to Youabsence, best friend, christian,ProseRix, Gwendolen
OZZIEdog, for him, love,Prosehunjeri, njeri
The Butterfly Balletbeautiful, flying, garden, summer, ProseRix, Gwendolen
The Day I Gave My Heart to Himbeautiful, best friend, child,ProseRix, Gwendolen
Premium Member Poem The Good Girl EROTICA passion, sensual, sexy, ProseLamoureux, Richard
I AMallegory, analogy, cute love,Prosewelling, Shannon
Snowflakes like People-The Mystery of the Snowflakeblessing, christian, faith, imagination,ProseRix, Gwendolen
the monsters under my bedfear, ProseAbdelfatah, Aisha
the mazedepression, ProseAbdelfatah, Aisha
numbdepression, ProseAbdelfatah, Aisha
Premium Member Poem No One Refused His Offeradventure, fear, innocence, ProseReeves, Terry
A Planted Ideaallah, life, ProseLewis, TS
The Chairabsence, grief, heartbroken, loss,ProseGarland, Hayley
Elsie Oliveangel, dedication, emotions, family,ProseGarland, Hayley
Dadbereavement, dad, death, emotions,ProseGarland, Hayley
Herangel, birth, child, daughter,ProseGarland, Hayley
I never went awayangel, death, farewell, grief,ProseGarland, Hayley
My Boychild, devotion, happiness, love,ProseGarland, Hayley
give me timedepression, pain, time, ProseAbdelfatah, Aisha
Walking in the Shadow of My Saviorbest friend, christian, dedication,ProseRix, Gwendolen
THE I AM apocalpsechristian, jewish, religion, religious, ProseNYAGA, LEWIS
Bittersweet Carouselhistory, how i feel,ProseRush, Nicholas
Yearsafrica, america, culture, forProsehunjeri, njeri
Premium Member Poem AT THIS LONELY HOURconflict, cry, dark, poems,ProseRogers, VALERIE BROOKLYN
Premium Member Poem Fall of a Showgirl humorous, ProseReeves, Terry
Bohemian Grovechristian, corruption, culture, hate,ProseRix, Gwendolen
Premium Member Poem JE T'AIMEimage, love, ProseAnderson, Kimberly
Premium Member Poem Rounding Thirdsocial, uplifting, ProseReeves, Terry
Possibilitiesblack african american, ProseLewis, TS
Rain on my Windownostalgia, ProseTrainor, Terry
Little Flowers softly Swaynostalgia, ProseTrainor, Terry
Lonleysad, ProseTrainor, Terry
Grievingromance, ProseTrainor, Terry
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