Free Verse

It used to take talent to write poetry. Then came free verse: no rhyme, no reason, no structure. Basically prose disguised as poetry; they just added line breaks in convenient places. I think it says a lot more for a poet if he is able to articulate his message within a series of rhymes or a clear structure, especially in today’s age of anything being called poetry, than it says for the poet who is really just writing in prose.