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Free Verse Poem: The Providing Tree

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Title: The Providing Tree The tree anchors the soil to the earth, It is a home to many and shelter to some. Creatures find their sustenance in its reach, Leaves, branches, roots and bark makes their den. Each finds their use for the branches held high. Taking refuge in the umbrella of the tree’s time. It is the blanket that keeps the earth warm, The fan that keeps it cool. It maintains sturdy course, bracing high and low. Dr. Murad Abel Free verse poetry does not have the rhythm or meter like other poetry. However, one can argue that free verse is not completely free. It does have some level of comma use, word choice, and themes that give it a structure. The free versus is meant to tell more of a story than it is to delight in rhythm and rhyme. Other examples of free versus may be found in Walt Whitman’s work where commas and words create natural pause. The writer seeks to connect images in the readers mind. They do this through the specific choic