Free Verse Poetry

By Eleanor Martin

Music by Juhan Liiv

It must be somewhere, the original harmony,

somewhere in great nature, hidden.

Is it in the furious infinite,

in distant stars’ orbits,

is it in the sun’s scorn,

in a tiny flower, in treegossip,

in heartmusic’s mothersong

or in tears?

It must be somewhere, immortality,

somewhere the original harmony must be found:

how else could it infuse

the human soul,

that music?

What is free verse

Free verse is an open form of poetry. It does not use consistent meter patterns, rhyme, or any other musical pattern, and usually follows the rhythm of natural speech