Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hello again, dear reader. Today for #NaPoWriMo, I have been stretched to the very limits of my creativity. We were invited to write a Calligram. calligram is a poem, phrase, or word in which the typefacecalligraphy or handwriting is arranged in a way that creates a visual image. The image created by the words expresses visually what the word, or words, say. In a poem, it manifests visually the theme presented by the text of the poem. Now, anyone who knows me understands that I am not an artist who can draw pictures. I can write pictures, but other than that, I am hopeless. I don't know if I 100% followed the rules on this, but I don't care. I wrote my poem, and I am pretty darn proud of it. And I had fun. I hope you enjoy this piece. 
Rod E. Kok
April 9, 2015

                                                  a         tree
                                               one    summers
                                              eve   to see what
                                             I    could          see.
                                          And what I saw had me
                                        in fright, it     really     was
                                       a sight.   I saw          a  world
                                    all gone to pot, with war and pain
                                and strife, right there I thought 'Oh what
                               a way to spend     one's  fragile            life'.
                             And as I sat     out on                 a           limb
                           I cried    a   little    bit. For this was not the world
                         I loved, my faith        took             a         bit         hit.
                       With that I left    my lofty   perch      and     went   back
                      to the ground,   I did not  want   to    see  this          world,
                    I hated            what           I         found.          And  so      I
                  tried     to make     a change,   at     least that's how I thought
                                             Alas my efforts
                                                were in vain
                                                I found not
                                               what I sought.



  1. A very, very good poem, and a good shape, but not hope-filled :(

  2. I agree with Lizzi. VERY good poem!
    I like how the stem is its own sentence, even though it's not a fun one :-(