In the last couple of days I’ve thought of great beginnings for more poems but I am finding it hard to make a complete poem out of them. One to two sentences and I stop, so this made me wonder, is there such a thing as one line poems? If so, how can I tell if I am unique in what I say or whether or not I am plagiarizing?
Also I haven’t read much poetry in my life, I don’t know much about it. Is poetry still poetry if it doesn’t rhyme? If so, how does that work?
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Certainly there are many modern poets that don’t rhyme as El Santo said in comment above. Although there is often some sort of rhythm to them by counting the sylables of the words and getting them to have a sort of beat. There are also very short almost one line poems too.
I believe when I took my creative writing class at the uni I may have run across a 1 or 2 line poem, but thats been so long ago I cant say for sure.
Although I remeber modern poets are well known for experimentation and unconventional prose.
Haiku poems tend to be very short too I think, although they often consist soul-y of sensory words describing nature, but they might be worth looking into if your interested 🙂
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While I prefer rhymed poetry… Yes, there are unrhymed verse. In fact, most modern poetry acclaimed by poetry circles are unrhymed. But they are trickier to execute than they look. The replacement is more rhythmic based, and you really have to nail it else the poem looks like prose with bad sentence breaks. You basically have To work harder to make it memorable. Rhymes are memorable! Unrhymed verses, you have to work harder on.
Thank you 🙂