F is for Free Verse

Free Verse is an irregular form of poetry in which the content free of traditional rules of versification, (freedom from fixed meter or rhyme).

In moving from line to line, the poet’s main consideration is where to insert line breaks. Some ways of doing this include breaking the line where there is a natural pause or at a point of suspense for the reader.

Following the direction of Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and T.S.Eliot, many modern day poets use this particular form of expression.


I know where
I stand
after rugby
and cricket
and of course
is his number one
no complaints
about that
always clear
never fail
to watch
to comment
to listen
to the radio
football is it
let him have it
I’m happy where
I am

(c) ladyleemanila 2016


For: one full week of NaPoWriMo 2016 and Are we having FUN yet? #atozchallenge

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