Poetry: Rhyme vs Prose

@singout (980)
United States
July 4, 2007 10:14pm CST
What type of poetry do you like to read? If you write poetry, what type do you like to write? I like to read and write rhyme, although both types offer real challenges. The flowery language of prose is very challenging in that it's hard to make sense of it sometimes unless you are a real master of the english language. Rhyme, however, is also very challenging because sometimes it's necessary to rewrite the verses in order to make the rhyming words fit. And sometimes there is a limit to how many actual rhyming words there are.
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@buldwgz (1483)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I like rhymes, singout. You are right, both offer a real challenge, but for me, I enjoy rhymes most.
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@singout (980)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Thanks for your response buldwgz. They are more fascinating to me as well.
@jene1985 (227)
• Australia
5 Jul 07
I write poetry have for many years now I write about all the hard stuff i have been through i guess in a way its my way of being my own therapist most of my poems rhyme but they dont have to with my poetry its really all about being honest and open with the reader if they feel you through your words then Im doing something right here is one of my poems if your interested Resolution when you try to give all you have it is never enough when you try to mend the broken things glue back on the broken wings when you tell the truth all you hear are lies when a promise is made broken without thought when somebody means more to you then you ever will to them when you love someone so much it hurts when all they give back are empty words when you try your best it never works when you have given your all they still want more know that true love lasts forever to have patience for one another Is a gift from above to love to give to understand to give a second chance have faith in your thoughts your friends and your love hold them tight always keep insight there is an end all you need do is fight
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@singout (980)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Thanks for your response jene1985. I loved your poem. I admire anyone that can use that flowery language in a poem. That's pretty deep.
@bruceldo (80)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I love reading poems in rhyme. I also write poems in rhyme, i find it ackward to write in prose. I prefer poems in rhyme because i love how they sound. It's more attractive for me.
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@singout (980)
• United States
5 Jul 07
Thanks for your response. I tend to lean that way myself.