SunWinks! February 22, 2015: Waxing Prosaic

What a marvellous tutorial! Poets, come along, compose a Prose Poem!

SunWinks!

SunWinksLogoDear SunWinkers:

In recent weeks, we’ve been backing and filling on topics in the area of the sound and sonority of the language, including a couple ideas, neologism and tumbling verse, which we hope encouraged you to think about sonority and rhythm in new ways. Another way of sharpening your acuity on such considerations is to deprive yourself of the benefit of line breaks. When you do that, you end up with a

Prose Poem

Seemingly a contradiction in terms, the phrase may refer to

  1. a passage, usually short, of non-discursive* prose, the poetic quality of which is self-evident, or to
  2. a long work, which, although printed as prose, because of the prominence of the rhythms, the rich connotations of the language, the scope and significance of the whole, can properly be called a poem.**

Babette Deutsch, Poetry Handbook: A Dictionary of Terms[NY, NY: HarperResource 2002 reprint].

*i.e. not…

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Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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2 Responses to SunWinks! February 22, 2015: Waxing Prosaic

  1. For our poets, this sounds like fun. Hugs, Barbara

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