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In Praise of Prose 2
by Mike Wilson

Monday, April 28, 2008
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A write about prose, starts out a sonnet, then ends up "who knows?"

In praise of prose


Free poetry diction from form of tradition,

Set yourself off in a new direction;

Let loose one's poetry from restriction,

Explore virgin worlds without protection.


Shakespeare waving wand of discipline,

Petrarch insisting on romantic minglings?

Milton inscribing formalistic epistles,

Even Lear formatting Limerick jinglings --


Rather, launch creative verbiage outward,

String sentences in various combinations;

Shift one's mental focus laterally,

Casting out the technical restrictions.

Savor novel essence of precision verse,

Liberated from prison of meter and rhyme.

(Ironic how a Sonnet can turn into a rant)



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