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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
Castello Di Amore lost love, loveProse PoetryFlesh, Confetti of
Clinical Anthem friend, friendship, joy, love,Prose PoetryDhiman, Amit
Premium Member Poem who do we appreciate beauty, earth, good morning,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Beloved death, loss, love, scary,ProseKirk, Tony
Panning for Rhymes -- an old miner's tale fantasy, humorous, poets, words,Prose PoetryTaylor, Kevin
Premium Member Poem Creative Thinking health, math, paradise, political,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
EQUESTRIAN ELEGANCE animal, beautiful, beauty, emotionsProse PoetrySolis Radius, Rita
THE EASTER REBIRTH faithProse PoetrySolis Radius, Rita
Poetry and Music love, music, nature, poetryProse PoetrySolis Radius, Rita
LITTLE ROBIN BIRD animal, bird, natureProse PoetrySolis Radius, Rita
OH OW BEAUTIFUL DOVE animal, beautiful, bird, nature,Prose PoetrySolis Radius, Rita
Mobile and Human technology, youthProse PoetryDhiman, Amit
Premium Member Poem Atheist Riddle space, spiritual, time, trustProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem A REQUIEM FOR HANDS FREE AT LAST america, analogy, bereavement, blackProse Poetrylowe, millard
MY HEART SINGS BLACK AND BLUE lostProseWalker, Sonia
Premium Member Poem Rights of Justice culture, health, political, poverty,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem It's Nothing Personal culture, health, heartbreak, nature,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Calculating Public Health happiness, health, heartbreak, political,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Childhood cousin, grandmother, love, poetryProseClifford, Anthony
Premium Member Poem The Power To Write confusionProse PoetryBacha, Therese
Premium Member Poem Sound Of Thunder anxiety, bioProse PoetryBacha, Therese
Premium Member Poem The Agnostic Gardener beauty, community, culture, god,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
If this is freedom take me to Robinson Island patriotic, politicalProse Poetrygaga, collen
Premium Member Poem The Sacrilege of Terror abuse, culture, health, humanity,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Conversation with G Bateson christian, culture, health, humanity,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Just Say Yes happiness, health, humanity, humor,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
God's Good Graces age, appreciation, blessing, change,Prose Poetryjohnson, curtis
Premium Member Poem My Climate-Control Attorney humor, life, loss, politicalProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem SOCIETY societyProse PoetryWhite, Darren
Premium Member Poem Snakes and Hummingbirds beauty, culture, earth, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem A Written Suicide metaphor, suicideProse PoetryZiNk, Ir0nic
Premium Member Poem Huffing Paint in the Minivan allusion, analogy, appreciation, art,Prose PoetryZiNk, Ir0nic
Premium Member Poem I am not entitled butterfly, flower, perspectiveProseRoberson, Alex
Premium Member Poem The New Griots--Pouring Down Raining Words allegory, analogy, black africanProse Poetrylowe, millard
Premium Member Poem Blessing of Innocents blessing, children, earth, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Anna Karenina books, humor, politicalProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
FAIL childhood, children, courage, education,Prose Poetrynair, sadashivan
Premium Member Poem Christ and Laotse christian, culture, earth, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Sacred Ecology health, nature, philosophy, political,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Innocence childhood, family, home, innocenceProse PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Because It Just Doesn't Matter abuse, allegory, analogy, imagery,Prose Poetrylowe, millard
Shred beautiful, dark, deep, depression,Prose PoetryHoffman, Tim
Premium Member Poem Soul Food Recipes culture, deep, growth, health,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Maps and Territories beauty, culture, earth, feelings,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Premium Member Poem Maturing Up Together health, humanity, humor, love,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
Rebuild With You love, poems, poetry, togetherProseClifford, Anthony
I am not a whore grandparents, growing up, lust,Prose PoetryMsuku, Terence
Premium Member Poem Primal Intelligence beauty, birth, blessing, culture,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
The Third Coming baby, courageProseTHAT BREAKS ITSELF, OBEY THE LAW
Premium Member Poem Optimal Wins beauty, deep, earth, environment,Prose PoetryDillenbeck, Gerald
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