Writing 201: Poetry

Day 9: Cold, Concrete Poem,Anaphora/Epistrophe
Today’s form : Concrete Poetry
Today’s device: Anaphora/Epistrophe
the days
are shorter
my mind begins
to wonder, are we
expecting to see large
snowflakes today?My mind
says:not just yet,be ready
with your shovels and ice pick
after snow it might rain and make
the surface slippery and icy,it really
becomes so bad only your skates will help.
I know
is the
when the snow will show up.
It will cover the car, the walkway
the outside porch and driveway and the tree
O God, help me I will say
O God, You are the one who
can save me,from the cold ice and snow
From today I will begin to Pray,
So the snow is not heavy, I will Pray,
Do you think it will help if I Pray?
So that the winter does not last long!
………………………… πŸ™‚

18 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry

  1. I caught your Anaphora and Epistrophe: Oh God & to pray ;). I do not want to put you on the spot or make you feel bad but I am trying to figure out your shape. Is it a tree? (you are creative, you took your time using the formatting tools in word yet you say you are not).

  2. Dear Ranu,

    This is very nice. Thank you!

    I like the words, their sound, their meaning, and even their shape :-).

    All good wishes,


  3. I think you made the shape well. I could easily see it was a tree (maybe sitting on a pile of snow?). Well, why not pray? God could withhold the cold or provide the means to deal with it. Lively, engaging words. Thank you!

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