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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.

The Seekers Song addiction, angst, anxiety,ProseRoske, Mark
Intermittent-Love loveProseXia, Princess
Karmic Justice allegory, inspiration, philosophy,ProseKiser, M. L.
Good Guys angel, giving, heroProseKiser, M. L.
Ascended Masters devotion, inspirational, spiritualProseKiser, M. L.
A New Breed flower, natureProseKiser, M. L.
Premium Member Poem The story of my life bio, cat, lifeProseWings, Broken
She is herself a rose angelProseSINGH, BIKRAM
Out Of Body Knowledge faith, inspirational, journey,ProseKiser, M. L.
Spring Birthing flower, nature, spring,ProseKiser, M. L.
Two People blessing, character, christian,ProseRix, Gwendolen
Annihilation bio, deep, god,ProseRoske, Mark
Presence absence, memory, remember,ProseBurchard, Timmy
sleepless nights fearProseAbdelfatah, Aisha
sleepless night depression, dreamProseAbdelfatah, Aisha
Divinity and Suicide abuse, angel, creation,Prosebeasley, brian
The Last Dance creation, deep, desire,ProseRoske, Mark
Magic Now desire, fantasy, feelings,ProseRoske, Mark
Transcend paradise, religiousProseUmus, Anon
Choices allegoryProseRoberts, Gail
INDEPENDENT WOMEN womenProseRoberts, Gail
Premium Member Poem Joy blessingProseKendrick, Sara
Notes musicProsesitoot, sakshi
Spirit bereavement, death, farewell,ProseChilicas, Eve
Spirit bereavement, death, farewell,ProseChilicas, Eve
The Old Bohemian Man age, beautiful, beauty,ProseCarter, Brandon
food stamp phone crazy, happiness, nonsenseProseLampton, Christopher
Generations appreciation, change, dedicationProseLampton, Christopher
Love Letters 11 A Collaboration with Mike emotions, loveProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 11 - A Collaboration with Mary Jo feelings, loveProseclarke, michael
Love Letters 10 A Collaboration with Mike feelings, loveProseHoose, Mary Jo
Love Letters - 10 - A Collaboration with Mary Jo feelings, loveProseclarke, michael
Premium Member Poem Late Night Drivel humor, satire, writingProseBaumgarn, Brian
Tiresome journey blessing, god, hope,ProsePRASANT, KEWAL
new directions addiction, appreciation, changeProseLampton, Christopher
Premium Member Poem The Beautiful Days childhood, memoryProseWings, Broken
Isolation analogy, flower, ironyProseMentzer, Melanie
BACK THEN best friend, dedication,ProseSANG, ENOCK
I've Got Something to Say faithProsePoteet, Reason A.
Unattended abuse, garden, womenProseBright, Shining
Premium Member Poem Milkshake desire, drink, happy,ProseREAMS, TAMMY
My True Love love, romanticProseBright, Shining
Premium Member Poem WHAT IS A NIGHTMARE dream, night, passion,ProseRogers BLK PANTHER, VAL BROOKLYN
The Raptured Mouse blessing, christian, encouragingProseRix, Gwendolen
Premium Member Poem STALEMATE worldProseDas, Nandita
What Poetry Is poetsProseUmus, Anon
Premium Member Poem In Shades of Black and White childhood, introspectionProseGeorge of Canada, Elaine Cecelia
Origins how i feel,ProseLewis, TS
The Four Seasons autumn, seasons, spring,ProseKrieger, CJ
Premium Member Poem Captivation desire, longing, love,ProseDeschler, Kelly