Free verse is an open form of poetry, which in its modern form arose through the French vers libre form . It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any musical pattern. It thus tends to follow the rhythm of natural speech.
Here are examples of freeverse poems:
- “Come slowly, Eden” by Emily Dickinson
“Come slowly, Eden
Lips unused to thee.
Bashful, sip thy jasmines,
As the fainting bee,
Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums,
Counts his nectars—alights,
And is lost in balms!”
- “The Pool” by H.D.
Are you alive?
I touch you.
You quiver like a sea-fish.
I cover you with my net.
What are you—banded one?
I can say that I really love freeverse poems. It’s not because of how it is written but rather because of how I feel about it. For some reason, whenever I think about it, I think about chill peace or something. I like writing them because I can just write them out immediately (about my current mood, thoughts, etc.) without thinking about rhyming words and other patterns.
In fact I have a book where I jot down my thoughts or feelings in freeverse poem because why not
- What do you think about these poems?
- Do you write freeverse poems? (Have you?)