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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Baby's Present

                                Can    You                                   
 is this gift under the Christmas
tree, wrapped in pretty  paper
with a shiny   red bow?  It is a
present, not   for me. The   gift
  tag says, it is for BABY. If you
shake the square box , can you
guess? It hardly makes a sound.
It   does  not rattle, it only rolls.
That  is  its  only  noise,  except
for  a   tinkling bell  that   rings
with a muffled sound.  It is soft.
It is round.Baby will surely clap
with glee, when he finally  gets
to see what is inside this pressy.

      So could you guess what present Baby is getting under the Christmas tree?  Can you see the ball inside the package?  I do hope this present presents the way it shows up on my screen, but if you are viewing this on your cell phone, I know the letters wrap.  It is supposed to look like a green wrapped Christmas present with a red ribbon and bow.  Inside you should be able to see the light blue ball that is Baby's present.   I still haven't got the bow on the top right, every time I start to adjust that spacing, an extra blank line is inserted.  RATS!  This is a shaped prose poem.  Can you write your own concrete poem for a Christmas object?


  1. Wow, Joy! What an impressive concrete poem. The colors and shape turned out just great on my computer. Thanks for sharing...:o)

  2. Thanks Bridget. I've been having fun with concrete poems lately and I discovered that with using different colored type, I can draw all sorts of pictures inside my words. It is fun. Thank you for letting me know that the poem came out OK on your computer screen.

  3. I loved the gift within a gift(poem). The colors make the ball easy to find and draw the reader's attention. I could tell the top was a bow. If you want to change it, what if the bow loops are formed by an "O" on each side. If you want an "h" added to make Oh, the "h" could be in smaller font. Good luck with any modifications you try. It's lovely as is in my opinion.