Free Verse Poem

Some poetry advice, examples, and tips aimed at primary school teachers to be used as a resource.

Free Verse Poem

A Free Verse Poem is a poem that does not follow a set of rules and has no  particular beat or rhyme.
This is a modern way of writing poetry.

A free verse poem can have any number of verses. But try to remember that ‘if,’ ‘and,’ or ‘but,’
do not need to be included.

So, here is my example of a free verse poem.



Sliced and diced
swamped in
quenching goo
I sit. And wait
for the time –
                                                         will now do?
                                                        Hunger. Tummy rumbles. Lightening.

                                                        by Michelle Moloney King

This poem is written about my lunch, I have chicken sliced and waiting to be cooked. It is marinating in a oily
 bed of garlic, rosemary, thyme, pepper and it smells so good. I wrote another one:

Collapsed under shade
and needing no more
 I decide to head home
And I start to realise
that not even the shade of my favourite tree
will cool me down.

Here is the edited version – 

Collapsed under shade
Needing no more. I head home.
Not even shade helps. My favourite tree
fails me.
And I  now know
That nothing
can cool me.

By Michelle Moloney King

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