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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
Premium Member Poem Mysterious Contradictions faith, inspirational, religionProse PoetryBaumgarn, Brian
Premium Member Poem Addiction Is: addiction, loss, painProseBaumgarn, Brian
Premium Member Poem Let Me Tell You About My Friends best friend, friendshipProse PoetryEutsler, Edith D
The Best Is Coming beauty, change, courage, destinyProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
My Love caregiving, dedication, faith, fear,Prose PoetrySammons, Buffy
Sun Of Summer culture, earth, summerProse PoetryJordan, Ken
death by batirol chocolate, drinkProse PoetryCabauatan, KC
Heartcrusher lifeProse PoetryHarris, Emily
Premium Member Poem The Journey faith, religionProse PoetryJohnston, Brian
Premium Member Poem IN THIRTY-FIVE MINUTES dark, death, earth, environment,Prose PoetryGuillermo, Olive Eloisa
When We Mustered Together men, warProseSiegel, Steven
My Frienemy lonely, longing, timeProseGraham, Kianna
Premium Member Poem The Prodigal Son cute love, forgiveness, longing,Prose PoetryMakama, Funom
Shave my head addiction, encouraging, how iProseLampton, Christopher
Two Ice Cream Bars happiness, humor, june, sillyProseLampton, Christopher
Wicked corruption, imagination, mystery, symbolism,Prosebradford, mia
Festival celebration, dance, happiness, sunshineProseLampton, Christopher
Hopes Reality allusion, betrayal, emotions, heartbreakProseSchlicht, Elizabeth
Premium Member Poem The Missionary And The Bum faith, friendship, inspiration, loveProseYoung, Alexis
Wooden Hearts By Lauren Kramer beauty, bio, break up,Prose PoetryKramer, Lauren
Depression angst, cry, dark, depression,Prose PoetryKramer, Lauren
POETIC PROPHECY inspiration, philosophy, poetry, wordsProse PoetryPoetry, Shepherd
just a geek, just my type beauty, funny loveProseLampton, Christopher
Premium Member Poem The Interview - for Contest fantasyProseDietrich, Andrea
When The Poet Is Dead bereavement, lost, lyric, philosophyProse PoetryPoetry, Shepherd
Treasure This beauty, bible, blessing, loveProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Bottled Tears bereavement, bible, blessing, griefProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem O Death Thou Hideous Beast bible, celebration, death, farewell,ProseWoodliff, Tom
Finding My Way Home natureProseMoore, Shelley
letal beauty beautyProse PoetryGeorge, Gitlan
How To Win My Heart conflict, dad, humorous, imageryProseBernard, Patricia
Moving On adventure, beauty, desire, nostalgiaProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Something More anxiety, destiny, family, hopeProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Images Of You And Me appreciation, culture, international, love,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Conversation deepProse PoetryGhani, Anwer
Listening And Loving christian, faith, god, inspirationProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
America 101 celebration, patrioticProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
The Whitworths black african american, character,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Total Beauty appreciation, beauty, christian, courageProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Yes Day family, fatherProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Unwrap Yourself friendship, lost, love, socialProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
The Aftermath of the Sixth Seal bible, jewish, natural disastersProseRix, Gwendolen
Premium Member Poem A Mercenary-Based Acquaintance abuse, beautiful, betrayal, funny,Prose PoetryMakama, Funom
Freedom birdProse PoetryGhani, Anwer
June 19th imageryProsejones, dennis
Premium Member Poem caption pls analogy, care, destiny, fantasy,Prose PoetryCross, Jim
Happy Father's Day fatherProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
My Dad change, homeProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
Let Your Light Shine inspirationProse Poetryjohnson, curtis
O Beloved loneliness, lost loveProse PoetryValmiki, Amit
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