The Shape Of Things To Come

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Hiya 🙂

The short definition of a shape poem is one where its presentation on the page matches the shape of the subject matter.  Wikipedia has a longer look at its beginnings and survival, but anyway, I wrote two that I tried to set out in a way that fitted the individual theme:



Stand before you

Hoping to be the example

That shows you the way to grow

And rise higher than you ever dreamed: straight








Does it come out as an arrow shape for you?  The one below was an attempt at a teardrop:






Every day:

The weight of your loss spills

Into the things I do, hangs in my eyes

Soaks my clothes clean through.

Send me a sign, blow me a kiss;

Reassure me that heaven

Is worth all of




Woman crying



[Pic is from here]

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2 Responses to “The Shape Of Things To Come”

  1. Jane Wright Says:

    These are very nice. They work well as examples of the genre and also show real emotion. Well done.

  2. Montaffera Says:

    Awww ta 😉 x

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