Snubnose’s Humble Contributions to US National Poetry Month


April is National Poetry month in USA. We don’t have anything equivalent in India, but when I saw The Picky Girl’s post on blackout poetry month, it reminded me that I needed to post about the snubnose’s efforts at poetry.

In her school, they encourage different forms of creative writing. Some of the more verbal/linguistically advanced wrote some lovely haiku, which I unfortunately missed to photograph.

The snubnose decided on a pictorial approach creating something she calls a shape poem.

Here’s a poem on watermelons, this was one of the first that she created:

#shape #poem by the snubnose #nationalpoetrymonth

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And here’s my favorite one on planet Earth:

Another #shape #poem on #earth #nationalpoetrymonth

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Btw, if you are thinking, what on earth is a shape poem, well, there’s more info on it here.

5 Responses
  • sonyknair
    April 16, 2013

    Thats nice!

  • Stefanie
    April 13, 2013

    A wonderful contribution to NPM! Beautifully drawn and colored too!

    • Nish
      April 15, 2013

      @Stefanie: Thanks for the compliments 🙂

  • jenn aka the picky girl
    April 12, 2013

    SO COOL. I love this so much.

    I loved shape poems when I was younger, too. Guess I’ve always enjoyed poetry that’s a bit more visual.

    • Nish
      April 12, 2013

      @Jenn: Oh, that’s so cool that you experienced shape poems. I never heard of them until the snubnose enlightened me 🙂

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