Free Verse


A free verse poem is a type of poem that has no particular pattern. A free verse poem can be based off of anything you want. Free verse's follow natural speech. Free verses have been around since 1380 and no one  knows who they were made by. This type of poem is one of the most common.

After the Sea-Ship

by. Walt Whitman

After the Sea-Ship—after the whistling winds;

After the white-gray sails, taut to their spars and ropes,

Below, a myriad, myriad waves, hastening, lifting up their necks,

Tending in ceaseless flow toward the track of the ship:

Waves of the ocean, bubbling and gurgling, blithely prying,

Waves, undulating waves—liquid, uneven, emulous waves,

Toward that whirling current, laughing and buoyant, with curves,

Where the great Vessel, sailing and tacking, displaced the surface;

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