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Sunday 20 March 2011

Inside My Poem Book- Exploring Poetry - Shape Poem (human,eye,tree)

Exploring Poetry ,WEEK 11 -  of exploring poetry on my journey.It is more or less like TREKKING.Say, a poetry trekking....few joined me in my trekking in the past making my experience an enjoyable one...and I am still awaiting more to join me in.

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This week : SHAPE POEMS

Shape Poems are an unusual form of poetry that describes an object and is written in the recognizable shape of the object ranging from as simple as an apple to more complex form as human form.I have done few interesting shape poetry (other than what I have blogged in my blog-book) on my Kindle publication Edition 1(you can see it above).

There are two types of shape poetry namely

1.Twisted Shape Poetry :
These poems are easier to write and will be ideal for children's to have fun with it.They are written using words that are twisted around the shape to make a desired form.

2.True Shape Poetry :
This type of poetry is much more challenging than the above.Here,the poet uses the poem's differing line lengths to create the desired shape.The main focus being that the words are arranged to bring visual effects to the poems.They are different form  conventional or traditional poetry yet a fun way to challenge yourself.

I love Shape Poems  .You love  them too ? Wanna try them now .After do write one , Link your shape poem "url" either in add link or in the comments below and " Grab your Trophy".The winner will be selected randomly and will be announced publicly.  


  1. wow, love these shape poems,
    you rock.

  2. Yeah, this is one of my favourite.. but I like it hand-written than typing.. :)

    Oh yes, the other day, I was actually teaching my cousin to write a poem for his school project and got him to start of with this.. It just get kids interested.. less dull and restriction to them, it seemed.. LOL

  3. This is fun! :)

  4. Charming and clever what you did with this, Uma. Impressed.

    Poem on ...

    Happy Potluck! :-)

  5. i haven't written one for a long time, so linking an old one...
    wonderfully described.

  6. @all Thanks for your lovely comments!

    @Rajlakshmi -thanks for linking in....any poems old or new are accepted.

  7. sooooooo cool! wow, i never imagined you could do that so well!
    here's my piece if you wanna check if out :)

  8. hey uma...beautifully written??Wat an idea!!!1

  9. very well done. it has been a long time since I toyed with shape. but I might just have to revisit the form.

  10. Yess!! This is most interesting, Uma!! I will give it a go... and when I do, I will definitely link it here... ofcourse, the one I have drafted currently is very basic.. :)

  11. Beautiful forms and perfect thoughts... within.

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