Friday, April 23, 2021

Day 23 – “Free verse” poem for “30 poems in 30 days” for #NationalPoetryMonth

So, today I’m just going to “set you free.” Let’s just abandon all the rules (as some of you fabulous poets out there prefer to do anyway) and write a free verse poem about whatever you choose to write about.

Free verse is basically random, without any fixed metrical patterns of any kind and while there is no need to rhyme, it’s totally fine if you wish to use rhyme, but there is no need to count syllables or to worry about much of anything – just let it come. But free verse is actually tricky to make it feel cohesive, but once you get it just how you want it – you will be most happy with it. Create your line breaks wherever it “feels” right. Free verse poems can be long, short or anything in between, as long as it seems to have a good flow, then you are good to go.

No examples today – I don’t want to influence your “free verse” poem. Enjoy! Cheers!!


PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright to them as soon as they post them. Thanks so much!

Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or your FB wall or wherever AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work.

*ARTWORK by Stephanie Abney 


Unknown said...

Day 23-Free Verse Poem

Words can be like weapons
They can cut like a knife
We can use them in anger
And cause others strife

But we need to be better
Our language to use
Spread hope and share love
It’s all what we choose

Our world is in turmoil
Don’t add to the gloom
Be kind and understanding
Be the best in the room

Heidi L. Murphy said...

This is another long one.