A concrete poem is a poem based on the spacing of words. The
pattern of the letters illustrate the meaning of the poem. It does not have to rhyme and can be of any length.
I took the word minus and turned it into part of a concrete poem based on what I thought it meant. Now that I have
that, I can let this idea inspire me to add on to it. Here is another example. I used SPREAD.
S P R E A D
like smoooooooth butter on
Those lines were part of a concrete poem because I took the word SPREAD and illustrated it. "What things are
spread?" was my next question. That is how I got the second line.
Here is another:
This poem was about a pencil and took shape of one!
Here are some poems written by our viewers:
Kate M., Hillsboro
Many walks of
life theres Always a different print
under Each shoe for a Unique story of
memories of someone's life in a shoe.
By Florence, Ottowa
Is very fun
You can play it in the sun
It's also extremely cool
And, to play it, you don't have to be a mule
I like to play it too
But, the game isn't new
That's all that I have to say
So, I am going to the bay
To make things out of clay
And to eat some hay
What do you say
I just may
By Stephen, Lakeside Park
Activity: Take 3 ideas,(words, thoughts, phrases) and try to turn
them into concrete poems. If you are stuck you can use the words provided.
Have fun with it! If you're an artist this is a great way to express
your feelings. Then, you can send them in. You can choose one or two.
Hint: These boxes don't support line breaks and indents very well.
If you want to make an indent either make [.......] (in brackets)
where you want them. Or you can try writing  : over and over.
That will give you an indent about [ ] that big. For line breaks,
make slashes at the end of each line. Here's how my "spread"
poem would be written in the boxes below:
like smoooooooth butter on/
Ideas: (If you are stuck)
(Above two sent to us by Kate M. from Hillsboro)
Write your poem(s) here:
Check the box of the poem(s) that you would like to be posted.
Even if you don't want your poems to be posted, you can give us your ideas below. (Those could be posted too)
Just complete this
form. Click on Submit when ready to send us your completed concrete
poem. Maybe yours will get posted on the magicglade Read Stories page!
City you live in:
(all examples are written by Sara)
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