Although contradictory in name, prose poetry is a blending of art forms in which the devices of poetry appear in lines of prose. Anything from repetition to imagery to alliteration may appear in these lines making the singular difference the length of the line. Look for it here:
Prose Poems by Gertrude Stein
Gratitude by S.M.(M).L.
A French Proverb says, "Gratitude is the heart's memory." And, thinking on all for which I am grateful, my heart swells with joy like the mind when it's full of thoughts. For family, friendship, presence, "thank you" never seems enough, but I take with me the memories in my heart you gave and dole them out a little at time. My gratitude for your kindness is the rhythm to my joy.
There's a poet in my soul; she's always been there, but is often neglected. I'm letting her out here. I hope you will too. Here's some unsolicited advice: When your poet speaks to you, just let it out, there's something there, I promise you. Here you'll find ideas about how to hone your craft as I practice mine and lead you to some of my favorite published poems and poets.
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