Saturday, April 09, 2016

Poetry Week by Week: Concrete Poem Challenge!

It is the end of week one, and that means it's CHALLENGE TIME! As promised, I have worked throughout the week to write a few new concrete poems of my own. I ended up with two finished poems and one very rough work-in-progress. The poem I have decided to share here is Hot Air Balloon.

Hot air balloons are a common sight from my back deck. We often spot them on clear, warmish days near the northern horizon, drifting steadily nearer above the rooftops. A few days ago I saw the first balloon of the season, and that is what inspired this concrete poem.

This poem was fun to write and format. The formatting of a poem like this can easily be done in a word processing program, but I took it a step further and made a fun background for it using Picmonkey. What do you think?

Did you participate in this week's concrete poetry challenge? I'd love to see any poems you came up with. Share them (or link to them) in the comments! If you didn't write your own, feel free to link to a favorite or two. 


  1. Anonymous2:52 PM

    I LOVE it! Off to see what I can come up with. =)

  2. I would love to see what you come up with, Laura.

  3. Lovely concrete poem.

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