All About Narrative Poetry

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Narrative poems, or “Narrative poetry” are probably the oldest form of poetry known to man. They are poems that tell an entire story, and in days when modern printing did not exist, and few men could read, the rhyme and tempo of an epic poem made them easier to remember and listen to. Beginning with epic narrative poems such as “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey,” the art form has progressed with the mythical narrative poem of the hero “Beowulf”, and into more modern times such as the memorable narrative poem “The Song of Hiawatha” by American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred Lord Tennyson, the powerful and prolific narrative poetry of my personal hero, Rudyard Kipling, and so many others.

These are the type of poems I write. I write narrative poetry, also sometimes known as “speculative poetry”, “storybook poetry”, and “flash fiction”. Narrative poems about castles and dragons. Great kings, and brave knights. Wizards, and witches. And yes, even more modern themes such as my very popular narrative poem “The Yellow Ribbon“, or my very Kipling-like narrative poem, “A British Soldier in Zululand“.  All toll, there are 54 of my best narrative poems on this top rated website ranging including many fantasy poems on many varied subjects, including some of the most popular Disney type fantasy poems on the web.

In case you’re wondering, I don’t write narrative poems deliberately. That’s just how I’ve always written. It seems natural, and comes naturally. It is a poetic form I am totally comfortable with whether in verse, free form, or occasionally a combination of styles.

However, if you love stories — you’ve come to the right place, and quite frankly, as far as contemporary narrative poems  go– I think the 54 narrative poems you’ll find here, are the best single author narrative poems on the web. Plus, I’ll take a bold step forward and say that I think this is the best narrative poetry website in the nation, by a contemporary single (living) poet. 

Whatever, I hope you’ll love the poems, and also hope you’ll take the time to write in a comment, however brief. Without the feedback from supporters — I tend to withdraw from poetry altogether. I need to know how it affects you in order to be inspired to write more.

With that — Welcome to the #1 best narrative poetry site in the nation by a single poet.  Thanks for the visit!

Warrior with sword
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