Waxing poetic

Waxing poetic

concrete poem of a crescent moon complete with eye, nose and lips.

By: Tyler Pedersen, Copyright 2013

About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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17 Responses to Waxing poetic

  1. Lovely lovely I have not see shape poetry so nicely done in a long time!

    • Thank you! I appreciate your kind words. I was trying my hardest to not make the moon look like Jay Leno or SNL’s Coneheads! In a poetry world filled with nonsensical ‘dadaism’ of random thoughts and words thrown out of context, I love the bold power and simplicity of concrete poetry. While you are busy writing about the silhouette, you experience its every curve. One letter can throw its center of gravity off and you have to search your brain’s black abyss to counter-balance the subject. Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    In case you missed my moon last night….
    And while we’re at it, I’d like to get suggestions from fellow bloggers on what my next shape poem should be. I’m up for the challenge, so shoot away, the sky’s the limit! Hope you are all having a great day 🙂

  3. Reblogged this on allaboutmanners and commented:
    I love this!

  4. words4jp says:

    This is is absolutely beautiful. I have never seen a poem written in a shape other than a square or circle. I am thinking of ideas – a tree – that one I think would be complicated. Or a swan swimming on the water or bird in flight? I will have to think of some more:)

    • Thank you! I appreciate your kind words and thoughtful suggestions. Thus far, I have created a matador, octopus, tree, leaf, spoon, apple casting a shadow, a teardrop, Coke bottle, salmon, crescent moon, hourglass, Christmas ornament, a dripping faucet, turtle and a snail. My tree is pretty rudimentary, but its supposed to be a simple linguistic tree (the title of the poem is “Languages past”). Yes, a swimming swan has a defined, highly recognizable silhouette that would work wonders as a shape poem. Good idea. An eagle in flight would be tough, but not impossible. If you think of any more, let me know. I look forward to following your blog as well 🙂

      • words4jp says:

        Wowzers – as you can see I have a lot of reading to do of your work.The swan is my favorite animal. My plan is to come back as one in my next life, that is if we get another life (i am not certain about this at this time, but i can still dream:) How about a plant – lots of pieces or something more simple. A snake plant or spider plant? Oh – how about an insect? Ahhhh – Praying Mantis!

      • If I were to come back in another life, I would definitely be a turtle. Actually, I love snakes and have always wanted to do a shape poem of one. I am trying to raise awareness about invasive plants, so I might do a gorse plant or Japanese knotweed leaf with segmented stalk. As far as insects go, praying mantis would be a challenge – I might have to start off with a beetle, weevil or ant and work my way to the mantis. Now, a spider web would be cool, but very complex. I’m also thinking of doing a chess board with chess pieces, the Liberty Bell and a Teapot. The thing with concrete poetry is that is has to be simple enough to encapsulate into a silhouette that people will recognize right off the bat. Hey, a shape poem of a bat would be awesome too! What would we do without the diversity of life on this planet? I’d sure be bored 🙂

  5. I love your shape poems! Maybe a pointe shoe? That’d be neat!

    • Thank you! Yes, I agree. A shoe would be a perfect fit for a shape poem. It has a recognizable silhouette and would make the words seem more trendy and fashionable! I appreciate your thoughtful suggestion and will see what I can do 🙂

  6. Piscis says:

    Found it! Very cool. You have a thing for delightfully flowy language, which I always appreciate.

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