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I am English and began writing poetry at the turn of this century.Read MY FOUR TENETS OF CREATIVITY ,a free ebook (in OPEN VERSE) & my ARTICLES ON POETRY   at BOOKS (print copies $25 postpaid )FLOWERS of LIFE  the american cinquains by William Soutar, isbn 978 1903203477 I edited and published in 2005 see original  link SHORTHAND OF THE HEART a selection of poetic form published 2005 isbn 1 903203422whilst the third POIEMA a selection of Ekphrasis published 2006 isbn19032035 read free @

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IS PROSE POETRY just a short story?

Blog Posted:9/16/2020 1:08:00 AM
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Date: 9/17/2020 12:56:00 AM
RE UPDATE EXAMPLE from Amy:BATH When read aloud,I would class as 'Verse Libre** and would be a definite PP in any of my sponsor contests! .....**more on this form in a forth coming blog
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Date: 9/16/2020 4:29:00 PM
Sometimes when reading a novel I can read a passage that stands out from the rest, a section that almost seems poetic, but to me that’s not poetry. Even if a short story is written with above the average eloquence, it still remains prose however beautifully it’s written.
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Brian Strand
Date: 9/16/2020 9:52:00 PM
Agreed Richard
Date: 9/16/2020 3:39:00 PM
Prose seems to be a fancy way of just saying narrative form, but also I hear there are two types of prose: regular and poetic. When you submit to Soup, both come up. I would see a narrative or an essay as regular prose and prose poetry as using more poetic devices with the way you do your lines, and also more lyrical or metrical perhaps? I often feel like we poets here are often using prose or narrative and labeling it as free verse and vice versa , labeling an authentic free verse poem as prose. (that does not seem to happen nearly as often)
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Date: 9/16/2020 9:52:00 PM
Yes indeed so Andrea,if entries to my sponsored contest are anything to go by.
Date: 9/16/2020 11:28:00 AM
Bian with his 'devilish' difficult conundrums ! - You will remember an ad on ITV , many years ago - "Is it a biscuit or is it a bar ?" Solve that and you've got your answer ! Those who find it easy to rhyme, know the answer ! Even my Irish brogue dare not attempt a coherent reply !!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/20/2020 2:31:00 PM
Prose is the Jaffa cake of poetry ;-)
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Brian Strand
Date: 9/16/2020 12:04:00 PM
Poetry ,Sean like most arts blurs at the edges.One or two more 'testing ' questions still to come ! Watch this space, your place
Date: 9/16/2020 5:15:00 AM
with a lilting brogue the Irish can make anything sound like poetry....however a brogue is quite difficult to squeeze through a pen
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Brian Strand
Date: 9/16/2020 5:23:00 AM
Indeed John
Date: 9/16/2020 3:11:00 AM
I tried answering your question Brian but ended up tripping up over my own answer. :) I thought about the importance and reliance on the poetic qualities of structure, cadence, use of metaphors, structure of sentence and use of words but I have to hold my hands up and say I'm struggling with my articulation of it all. I will keep thinking. :) PS: tried the links but they don't link anywhere for me.
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Brian Strand
Date: 9/16/2020 4:03:00 AM
You have identified the conflict and contradiction Gary...can prose ever be poetry ?
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Brian Strand
Date: 9/16/2020 3:58:00 AM
Thanks Gary ,have changed the link to another example.

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Ever After Cinquainlove
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footle .. Footle !! Light Versefunny
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The Love Letter Quatrainlovelove,passion,
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Yesterday's Rain~ Coupletforgiveness,hope,inspirat
Winter Pond Free versenatureautumn,
Restoration Free versenatureme,me,
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Bed of Roses Rictameterlove
Spring Tango Haikunature,seasons
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Unconditioonal Love - the short version Rhymeloveme,me,
The Old Homestead Lyricfamily,history,introspect
The Red Rabbit I do not know?life,
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God's Orchard Senryuimagination
Ode to a rose on a sunset Quatraincaregiving,dedication,dev
The Beauty of Peace Chokanature,seablue,
When Violins Weep Verselost love,love
Where are you so soon, my love Quatrainlove,i love you,
Basho Senryudedication
Maxine Free verselove
Weather Observations Free versenature
Lovers Utopia Quatrainfantasy,happiness,imagina
Melancholy Mists Free versephilosophy,sad
Nightfall Free verseimagination,naturebird,bi
Cricket Free versepoliticalred,
The Reader Free verselove,on writing and words
The Conciliator's Cry Free versecaregiving,devotion,inspi
My heart Quatrainfriendship,hope,loveheart
Haste! Personificationallegory,confusion,life,l
Whispers Free verseintrospection,life,passio
Masterpiece Senryupeace
The Ambiance Free verseeducation,happiness,passi
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NIGHT IS NOT LIKE DAY Terza Rimamusic,mystery,nature,sea,
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Rain Free verseintrospection,peopleday,d
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Symbiosis Rhymeadventure,nature,peace
Falling in Love Haikulove,nature
Autumn's Breeze Coupletnature,peace,sea,seasons,
Destination Tetractyslife
The Power Tail-rhymeallegory,love
The Walk We Take Crystallinehappiness,hope,inspiratio
Winters buds Free versepassion
Solace of Nature Haikunature,peace
The Old Painter Couplettime,
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Reflection Monokuintrospection,naturemay,
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Sienna Eyes Narrativeanimals
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