Prose Poetry

Prose poetry contains the poetic qualities, such as rich imagery, emotion, repetition, metaphor, rhyme and so on. But it is written in prose form instead of verse form – no line breaks that you would usually see with regular poetry.

Prose poetry originated in 19th-century France and Germany, at least it did in Europe. The German Romantics Jean Paul, Novalis, Friedrich Hölderlin and Heinrich Heine may be seen as precursors of the prose poem.

I love writing prose poetry because it has a sense of liberty and freedom about it. I am able to explore that wee bit deeper and express that bit more than regular poetry affords me.

Very often, my regular poems develop out of a prose poem that came first.