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What is the best way to format shape poetry?


I write poetry and love to experiment with shape poetry. I was wondering what is the best way to format poetry into perfect shapes? For example format a poem so that it looks like a tree, or a flower, or a snowflake, etc. I usually just play around with the spacing of words and their placement on the page but it's hard to get the lines to format a shape perfectly. And it's very time consuming and stressful. If you've done shape poetry before can you share your experience and any suggestions you may have...

 

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    Lena Kovadlo (lovebuglena) 4 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestion tsmog. I'm working on my poetry book and want to make some poetry into shapes. I did a few of them already - tree, boat ... It takes a lot of time to do to get it just right. Wondered if an easier way to do it.

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    Lena Kovadlo (lovebuglena) 4 years ago

    Thanks for your suggestions Docmo. You have offered some great ideas that are worth looking into and trying out.

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