I used to write a whole bunch of shape poems during my early days of blogging. In fact, the first post of this blog was a poem, published in Sept 2008. I would experiment with different poetry forms, counting syllables and trying to find correct rhyming words. Presenting before you some of my old shape poems – free verses shaped in MS paint. 🙂
Over The Horizon
These girl shape poems were written in my mid-twenties, reflecting a time when I was trying to find my feet in a strange land, working and gaining life experiences. I would come back from work and spend the evening writing verses and shaping them on my laptop. They might not sound as mature as some of my current work but I still love the free-spirited silly me who wrote them.
These were also the years when I moved from one cardboard sized room to another, living out of a suitcase.
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I have a poetry blog too, called The Poetry Wagon, but it is dormant now. I don’t have the heart to delete it, so I just let me be. It contains a good collection of different poetry types if you are interested. These days I mostly write free verses and publish them on Instagram first – paperandprose.
Do you read some of your old works and wonder how time has flown by? Do they transport you to that time?
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