Brief An intermission in the stormy skies Looming, I have a few minutes before my next "have to" with my camera jumping out of my pocket I wander simply Among the planted garden looking for raindrops glistening on Branches, petals with the hints of fresh sunshine illuminating Tiny jewels, my eye catches a damp but wonderful Iris Her petals clumped together like chewed purple gum, not much Of a wonder and yet I am drawn so I carefully lift her petals to uncover her beautiful layers and ruffles to my surprise A creature stirs beneath The petal I just turned I jump with a start Then move in slowly to see A moth hunkered down Trying to weather out The storm he is safe And dry and curious We stare at each other Neither of us move blink But I did admire his natural abilities For quite a long time my nose to the Petals wondering how long this creature Was quiet listening to the rain Pouring and then it starts Again
Our assignment for day 4, write a poem about an animal in concrete poetry form, “Generally speaking, any poem that’s typographically arranged to represent a specific shape (recognizable or not) is a concrete, or “shape” poem.” I am also using today’s device, enjambment. This complicated looking word simply means (so I learned), when a grammatical sentence stretches from one line of verse to the next. I use this device a lot in my poems but I never knew it had a name, it is very effective in telling the kind of story I like to tell.
I had no idea how difficult it would be to format this text. The text editor has different margins than what can be published…so that was a lot of trial and error. Can you tell what my “shape” is? I would love to hear what you think of this poem and my surprised moth.