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Friday, April 30, 2021

Poetry Friday: Full Circle




I've always viewed scrapbooking as a form of storytelling. It's how we preserve the stories of the people and experiences in our lives. One of the first scrapbook pages I ever made was called "I is for Immigrant." 

My poem today is a poetic interpretation of that page. It's a shape poem - a poetic form where the words on the page form a shape related to the content of the poem.

This week's Poetry Friday is hosted by Matt Forrest at Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme.
Hop over here to find links to the other writers participating this week.

14 comments:

  1. If more folks thought this way, our world would be a better place. We all travel full circle, in some way!

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    1. I agree completely! Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday, Matt.

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  2. 'A is for awesome' shape poem, Elisabeth. Your students are lucky to have your unique language-learner perspective. :)

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    1. A perspective I know you share! Thanks for stopping by and for introducing me to the wonderful world of Poetry Friday :-).

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    1. Thanks Buffy! I appreciate you stopping by.

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  4. Elisabeth, this such a perfect use of shape poetry! I love the story it conveys in just a few words and that perfect circle. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Sally! It feels like the words need the shape in order to fully express themselves, the same way a picture book isn't complete without the illustrations.

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  5. Here's to teaching English! And especially to immigrants!

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    1. Thank you Ruth! I feel like my writing makes me a better teacher, and being a language teacher makes me a better writer. Another full circle!

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  6. I remember these as "concrete poems," and I do love them! Wish I saw more of them. Yours is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Tabatha! I'm inspired to see if I can come up with more poems like this.

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  7. What a delightful full circle story poem you created!

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    1. Thank you Carol! It's fun to try to convey a sense of story in as few words as possible - almost like flash fiction.

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