Out of the Corner of Your Eye—Free Verse

There is something in the tree

Glittering in the light of day

Flashing through the tips of pine leaves

The last drop of water

That has forgotten to evaporate

In the heat that replaced the morning rain

Like the tear in the corner of your eye

That forgot you promised to forget.


A free verse poem has no set pattern for line or stanza length. Rhyme is not used, or it is used sparingly. The line length and the rhythm or the lines are dictated by the natural rhythm of speech or other concerns such as emphasis on a particular word, image, or idea.


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