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Sunday Writing Prompt “Shape Poetry”


I want you to try your hand at shape poetry! Don’t let the fish fool you, you can choose whatever shape you like. The shape of the poem should be relevant to the poem’s content in some way but it need not be literal.

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16 comments on “Sunday Writing Prompt “Shape Poetry”

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  2. Jules
    June 28, 2020

    I’ve done shape poems… but from my files to WP they do not translate (copy and paste) well.

    I know one can fart with adding blank line space(s), and there might be other ways to add a shape poem to WP. But it’s just well rather fishy for me so I’ll pass.

    • mindlovemisery
      July 1, 2020

      I am not actually able to format them either lol

      • Jules
        July 2, 2020

        I can do them in my documents, but I can’t transfer them. I don’t know how to copy and paste the ‘image’ of the words. Though I’ve seen other folks do that. WP needs to get on the ball for poets 😉

      • mindlovemisery
        July 5, 2020

        It does yes I find it challenging to format on WP

      • Jules
        July 5, 2020

        I still work out of the ‘old’ dashboard. I refuse to use the ‘New’ and supposedly ‘improved’ block editor which I have heard others say is not good at all for poets.

        I have always disliked the extra line space WP attempts to put between the lines. Very irritating.

      • mindlovemisery
        July 5, 2020

        I switch to it sometimes myself if I need to do certain things. Formatting is a real struggle haha

      • Jules
        July 5, 2020

        I just copy and paste the words in the html (not visual) to not get the extra line spaces. But images don’t transfer so I have to keep the prompt image open (or other net image) and then copy and paste it into the visual doc at WP.

      • Wordifull Melanie
        July 7, 2020

        It was rather difficult in wordpress so i had to do a really simple shape!

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  8. Lorraine
    July 2, 2020

    My contribution is a “sorta” shape-ly po.em. My computer skills and computer programs limit what sorts of text manipulation I can do.

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