P is for Prose Poem

P

Prose Poem

“A prose composition that, while not broken into verse lines, demonstrates other traits such as symbols, metaphors, and other figures of speech common to poetry.”

Source – http://www.poetryfoundation.org/resources/learning/glossary-terms

William Carlos Williams’ prose poem, “This is Just to Say”, exemplifies the (in this case, cheeky) creativity that can go along with this form.

I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox
and which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast
Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
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