An Imperfect Beauty: A Prose Poem by Liza Thomason
I do try to help new poets. I usually begin by encouraging them to read the biographies of many poets, read much poetry, and by experimenting by writing every type of poetry. (See https://www.writersdigest.com/write-better-poetry/list-of-50-poetic-forms-for-poets for a list of types of poems). Here is a former student of mine who wrote a sweet prose poem, I hope you like it. A prose poem is lyrical poetry written without line breaks (almost like flash fiction).
She found a needle in the hay stack, without looking for it. A plain leaf among a sea of verdance. At first glance, a victim of garden nemesis, but not this little one. Upon needless fixation that so often leads her on hours long tangents, she found a tiny adventure. An epiphany. This spectacular little leaf dared to just wave on the breeze with audacious freedom. There, brazenly presenting its little veins quite asymmetrical and sprawling like a cool summer creek bed she played in as a child. An imperfect beauty.