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Werd Trix:  Shaped Poetics
(Concrete Poems)

This is fun word-play - trying to adequately shape the words to reflect  the subject.
I find it a creative way to change pace from the research and text of my books.

Flight of Geese
Roots and Wings
Now We Are Sick
American Apple(s)

Flight of Geese

   } } } 
      }  when  }
           }  cold winds  }
                }  start to blow  }
                      }  the geese form flocks  }
                            }  and begin to fly forth  }
                              }    }    }   }    }    }    }   }
                            }  following their leader  }
                      }  through chilly skies  }
                 }  and moving southward  }
           }  away from  }
      }  north  }
   } } }

- Gloria T. Delamar  © 2000
 
The tone of this is more in the style of the early 
"shaped poems" of George Herbert (1593-1633).

Roots and Wings

     *  wings take flight                          flight takes wings  *
        *  the spirit that soars              is a spirit that sings  *
                  *  the body may comprise the whole  *
                     *  a mind embraces  all the soul  *
                                 *  roots to enter  *
                                 *  at life's center  *
                     * to make success of humankind  *
                   *  one should  ever  feed  the mind  *
            *  deep spirit in self  fires  the  dreams to be  *
       * roots keep us warm                wings keep us free  *

           - Gloria T. Delamar  © 1999
Now We Are Sick

"Hush, hush, Christopher Robin

 Is saying his prayers. "

                        Hes
                     /        \                and stumping           he
Rush, rush, /            \ jumping /                       \ as /     \ dares.

Crush, crush, 
                    Master
                              Robin
                                        Has
                                              Fallen
                                                        Down-
                                                                   Stairs.
                                                                      
  


- Gloria T. Delamar  © 2002
 
American Apple(s)
plus Guest Worm
               __ 
              )(
         WINESAP)(FREEDOM
       KEEPSAKE+GRAVENSTEIN
      FUJI+GRANNYSMITH+MELBA
    STARR+WILLIAMSPRIDE+CAMEO
   YATAKA+CORTLAND+SUPERCHIEF
   MUTSU++NORTHERNSPY+EMPRESS
  SPENCER++LIMBERTWIG+FORTUNE
  FALLAWATER++MACOUN++BRAEBURN
   GOLDENDELICIOUS+JAMESGRIEVE
   CHARLIEMANTILLA'SRED+ELSTAR
     SPARTAN++MACINTOSH+GALA
      NIAGARA++REDDELICIOUS
        GLOSTER+GOLDRUSH
            BALDWIN
- Gloria T. Delamar  © 2002


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