About Free verse poems…
This concludes my 5 part series on poetry. New topic coming up soon.
Free verse poems will have no set meter, which is the rhythm of the words, no rhyme scheme, or any particular structure. However, free verse poems must be an artistic expression. Some people consider free verse to be modern but it has been around for hundreds of years.
Here is a short example by Sandburg:
“Fog” by Carl Sandburg
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
“A Smile” By: Joe P. Attanasio
As summer freedom crashes to an end
School days loom like heavy curtains
Trudging and dragging reluctant feet
I crawl to the corner to await the bus
A new girl stands out from the crowd
Our eyes meet before I can turn away
She smiles warmly still looking at me
Her beauty shines from within and without
My cares drop away like autumn leaves
And flowers of hope begin to bud