Concrete Poem Carved Beauty (revisited)

 For Writing 201: Poetry Day #9 Today’s form: concrete poetry  Today’s device: anaphora/epistrophe I took a previously posted poem and revamped it for this assignment

Of course, I used an app ( to help me with my form. 😉


Carved Beauty of Mystic

From a medium of marble where your carved beauty and power are to be seen

Not knowing the evil and deceit that hide deep in between

Beauty is incomparable to others in the land
It’s wise to note that beauty and evil go hand in hand

Oh how I remember you made a beautiful wife
The groom was soon to find out,
Your love cuts like a knife
Was power and prestige your only claim to fame
Perhaps you knew love by no other name

By the look on your face
Your new fame didn’t make you happy
I’m sure in that particular time and space
That made you feel crappy

You eliminated love to rise above
But little to your knowledge you forgot about your cub
Who watched your actions in the name of love
Don’t look now, because here comes the rub

The cub now the point of being full-grown

This was the moment that she just could not wait

Little did she know she was going to be dealt a horrible fate

By the love of her very own

The moral of the story is simple and true

Be good to others and they shall be good to you 

You get what you give out of life and that’s a fact

She didn’t know her love would kill her like that

 For Writing 201: Poetry Day #9

Today’s form: concrete poetry

Concrete poetry at a glance: Generally speaking, any poem that’s typographically arranged to represent a specific shape (recognizable or not) is a concrete, or “shape” poem.

Poetry is, of course, a word-based form of expression. That doesn’t mean, though, that the visual layout of a poem can’t affect the way we read it. Taking this idea to a playful extreme is today’s (optional) form to explore: concrete poetry.

Today’s device: anaphora/epistrophe

We’ve tackled the repetition of sounds before, but not that of words. Today, let’s explore the potential of creative redundancy with two neighboring devices: anaphora and epistrophe. You may have figured out by now that the fancier the Greek name, the simpler the device. And you’ll be right this time, too.

Anaphora simply means the repetition of the same word (or cluster of words) at the beginning of multiple lines of verse in the same poem. Epistrophe is its counterpart: the repeated words appear at the end of lines. Like most simple devices, though, the trick is in deploying them to their full effect. Repetition lends emphasis to words, adds weight, and leaves a deeper imprint in your readers’ memories. Think wisely about what it is you’re underlining.

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  1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I’m learning each day to dare greatly while being vulnerable. 😉 Thank you tons and have an awesome day WritesDream9

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