is also known as size or shape poetry. It uses word or typographical arrangement to visually show an aspect of the poem. It is, in part, a form of visual art; if the poem isn't seen, there is a component of the meaning missing for the reader. Look for it here:
"Swan and Shadow" by John Hollander
Idaho by S.M.(M).L.
but it is just March.
There is something
Sorrowful in your look today
—bringing the low,
reverberate howl of wolves to mind. Idaho you
are green; you are gracious; you are mountain
peak and cavernous canyon. Your smell is sweet,
cleansed in an aroma that wraps around and drags
down into the depths of your lakes. Idaho you are
earth at her pinnacle, called gem for good reason.
Idaho you are home to few but the land-locked lucky.
There's a poet in my soul; she's always been there, but is often neglected. I'm letting her out here. I hope you will too. Here's some unsolicited advice: When your poet speaks to you, just let it out, there's something there, I promise you. Here you'll find ideas about how to hone your craft as I practice mine and lead you to some of my favorite published poems and poets.
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