Poetry or prose?


I’ve gotten a lot of use out of this image, but it works well in several contexts.

I’ve always enjoyed poetry and prose and never felt that rhyming meters were necessarily needed to make the piece enjoyable. I think free-form or free verse or stream of consciousness, whatever it goes by now, can have just as much punch and power as a piece where the last word of every line rhymes or the last word of every other line, whatever the meter is. Whenever I had to write a poem in school for one class or another, I always wrote in a rhyming meter, only because that’s what I thought poetry was. I hadn’t been exposed to much of it yet, so my knowledge was rather limited. Now, I would write whatever came to mind about that topic or subject, not focusing on making words rhyme.



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