Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shape Poetry - Stride Away

"She swirls and twirls
towards a new horizon
catching sunlight with her hair
A pocketful of smiles
flowing down her gown
Her heart immersed in mellow
delightful dreams,
full to the brim
hopes around,
Some lost, some found"

Shape Poetry is also associated with Concrete Poetry

Shape is one of the main things that separate prose and poetry. Poetry can take on many formats, but one of the most inventive forms is for the poem to take on the shape of its subject. Therefore, if the subject of your poem were of a flower, then the poem would be shaped like a flower. If it were of a fish, then the poem would take on the shape of a fish. ><<<*>

Shape and Concrete Poetry go hand-in-hand; however, Concrete or Visual Poetry don’t have to take on the particular shape of the poem’s subject, but rather the wording in the poem can enhance the effect of the words such as in this line:

::Don't Miss out on previous poetry types::
Day 1 - A for Acrostic                                        
Day 2 - B for Blitz   
Day 3 - C for CinqTroisDecaLaRhyme                    

Day 4 - D For Diamente  
Day 5 - E for Essence                                       
Day 6 - F for Florette 
Day 7 - G for Ghazal 
Day 8 - H for Haiku 
Day 9 - I for Inverted Refrain  
Day 10 - J for Joseph Star
Day 11 - K for Kyrielle 
Day 12 - L for Lanturne
Day 13 - M for Minute Poetry
Day 14 - N  for Nove Otto
Day 15 - O for Octelle
Day 16 - P for Palindrome
Day 17 - Q for Quatrain
Day 18 - R for Rictameter


  1. What an innovative poem, Raj! I love the concept and how well it fits the current set of verses. Lovely!

  2. Just stopping by from the A-Z list to say "Hi" and good luck with the rest of the challenge :)

    Thats brilliant! xx

  3. Very interesting, this one! I like the fact that the words can convey the feeling of a certain shape or pattern. Nice one!

  4. Brilliant :O I am awestruck... damn.. thats so brilliant!

    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

  5. Conceptualized well ..


  6. Wow this was awesome Raj!! Fits so perfectly!

  7. This is great and not sure how you shaped the poem but it works wonderfully-so inventive

  8. Looks like a lot of work. Wonderful Thanks for sharing.


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