Nine Months

Writing 201: Poetry is giving me my biggest test yet. A concrete poem. I have to figure out how to format to make a shape out of this poem. I wrote about it. Like to hear it? Here it go!

Cold. Concrete Poetry.

 

   The sun is out
        But the sight is deceptive
          I'd love to wear shorts
          But my legs aren't receptive
            To the chilly conditions of this state
                        I'd rather not be in this state
                        It's time to move on from this state
                                                      Of being
                                  Nine months of wind and cold
                                Nine months of shoveling snow
                               Nine months of aloof sunshine
                          Nine months of less than divine
                         Weather.
                             Put on my jacket
                             Put on my gloves
                             Put on my hat
                             Put on my happy face
                                  Let's go
                                 Brave This
                                    Cold
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14 Comments Add yours

    1. Jarrod Brown says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

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  1. Job well done! How did you do the formatting please? Thank you for your advise πŸ™‚

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    1. Jarrod Brown says:

      Thanks! I used the

       tag in HTML. Then I spaced the words to my liking. You have to actually type that tag in before you start writing. I hope that helps. If not, then click on the formatting tools link in the assignment and you can see the instructions for coding. 
      

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      1. Thank you Jarrod. I shall tinker about and see. I do appreciate your taking the time to respond. Regards πŸ™‚

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      2. Jarrod Brown says:

        Lol I just realized wiring the tag in my comment actually created the line break! Sorry about that.

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      3. Not a problem at all. Will tinker till I achieve something one of these days πŸ™‚

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  2. Nicely done. I also found this assignment challenging. Not something I will go in for on a regular basis but I really enjoyed the ballad. I think I am a bit old fashioned. I like romantic poetry where things scan and rhyme. I am also impressed by your formatting.

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    1. Jarrod Brown says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Yes, this is definitely one of those poems that I will use sparingly. The formatting could be useful though.

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  3. Ben Huberman says:

    That was really well executed!

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    1. Jarrod Brown says:

      Thank you! It was easy to write. I had to read up on the formatting, but it was good, useful information.

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  4. Cathy W says:

    Nice work with the ‘concrete poem’ prompt! I never thought of trying a silhouette. Thanks for the idea. πŸ™‚

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    1. Jarrod Brown says:

      No problem! And thank you πŸ™‚ I honestly didn’t know what I was doing with the spacing. I guess it worked out πŸ™‚

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