As soon as I started posting my own poetry on this site, I have already been criticized of my poems. Some said my poems weren’t poetical enough. I agree, and they were kind of not meant to be. In “free verse” poetry, the goal is not make them sound poetical. Read more on “Free verse” here.
Free Verse is a form of Poetry composed of either rhymed or unrhymed lines that have no set fixed metrical pattern. The early 20th-century poets were the first to write what they called “free verse” which allowed them to break from the formula and rigidity of traditional poetry. The poetry of Walt Whitman provides many illustrations of Free Verse including his poem “Song of Myself”.
More explanations of “free verse: here, and here.
In other words, “Free verse” is no holds barred, anything goes poetry!
There are many different forms of poetry. I just happen to find “Free verse” to be the most interesting. I think writing songs in that way would be pretty interesting.
Just wanted to teach you a few things about “free verse” poetry for those who didn’t know. After reading a lot of other poets after a while and writing poems of my own, I have falling in love with poetry. It’s a new hobby, I just picked up for sure.
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For those who say Kev’s poems aren’t “poetic” enough, I point you to “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams:
“so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white