Interesting; it struck me that a recent short story was, when read aloud, rather lyrical in sound so I started chopping it up into lines and it works–but it doesn’t fit any proper form.  The best I could call it is a free-form ode.

Fun to fiddle with it though. And, I suppose if I think it could work better as poetry, I could adjust it to fit a structure of sorts. Or, leave it as is and let the reader discover it for himself.

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2 Responses to WRITING: Verse

  1. Dean says:

    I’ve often thought (and, I think, often said) that the shorter a story, the nearer poetry it becomes. Truly good flash fiction is, as far as I am concerned, so close to poetry as to be nearly indistinguishable.

    I don’t, however, know what this says about long narrative poems, if anything.

  2. susan says:

    I’m not sure that it’s length establishing lyrics or lyrics establishing length. Poetry forces concise imagery and focus so maybe that’s the key.

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