Treasure Island

Irene ClarkHogg


Art of Poetry.......The


Many teachers are destroying poetry.
We are losing what was once an art.
It is not just prose cut into lines;
But a form of writing quite apart.

They encourage their pupils to spill out words,
Without rhythm and without form,
Lacking meter or any structure;
So only chaos is now the norm.

They have even persuaded compilers
Of dictionaries to define as a word
Prose-poetry: an oxymoron.
Such nonsense can now be heard.

Perhaps a symptom of modern society,
In which anything will do.
Do you wish to write prose or poetry?
The choice, my dears, is up to you.

Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2014
Edited: Friday, April 11, 2014

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  • Stephen W (4/10/2014 3:26:00 PM)

    Excellent stuff. Couldn't agree more. If it sounds like prose when read aloud, it's prose. Putting line breaks in eccentric positions doesn't make a poem. Poems don't necessarily have to rhyme, but they aren't just prose either. The informality of modern verse is a good thing, only if used with sense and moderation. Some are offering mutton dressed as lamb. (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (4/10/2014 3:01:00 PM)

    I agree with your point but there are two main styles of poetry...traditional verse and modern verse.Modern verse doesn't follow a structure like traditional rhyme verse does..prose-poetry is more poetic than regular prose...this would be a good argument to bring to the forum.i write both types of poetry including Eastern and Western style haiku, lyrical traditional verse and prose-poetry for example please read my poem Speak of Love for an example of prose-poetry and Elegy To Time for traditionally structured rhymed verse... (Report) Reply

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