napowrimo day 9

todays challange is a calligram -which is a poem that is arranged in a way that creates a visual, usually also expressing what the poem says in a visual way. so, not a random image!

Guillame Apollinaire had some lovely ones – http://writing.upenn.edu/library/Apollinaire_Calligrammes.html

here are mine…

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The pictures aren’t great so here is the text for them both:

morecambe mooon

she is full
to overflowing light
spills from her over the
bay sprinkled on salt water
and wet sand xmas lights
but deeper stronger i stagger towards her i stand still me reflected in her
reflected glow

cars calligram

Thecarssswhoooshby                                                 somewheretogoontimesomehweretobeseen
Speedtocatchupwith                                                   notfastenoughnoontimeplacestobetonotseen
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
moremoremoremoremoremore                                   fasterfasterfasterroadkillraodkillroadkill
gogogogogogogogogogogogogogo                                   nosleepnosleepnosquishsquishsquishshh
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
whhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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icantgoonicantgonicanticantgoonicantgonicant
ifigofastiwillleaveitallbehinditwillflyoffmedust
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
nothingnothingnnothingnothingnothingnnothinggg
recklessnessrecklessnessrecklessnessrecklessness
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh

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2 thoughts on “napowrimo day 9

  1. angharadlois April 12, 2015 / 4:59 pm

    I love the morcambe moon calligraph! It really captures the way the fragmented reflections come together to create a silver path across the sea – or the way the silver path undoes itself and fragments as it approaches our shores.

    • ninamgeorge April 13, 2015 / 7:35 am

      thank you angharadlois – the swedish have a word for the glimmering, roadlike reflection that the moon creates on water – which is mangata (with a tiny “o” over the first a)… think i may play around with the reflection some more…

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