Concrete Poetry

29 Nov

I have taken a real liking to concrete poetry.

I was under the impression that concrete poetry and visual poetry was the same.

But apparently “concrete poetry” is words of a poem in the form of a shape.

While “visual poetry” is art made from a poem.

The following poem I used in my assignment 2 is an example of concrete poetry.



Star bright,

Star shining

In the dark of

night, over a cavern deep and dark, Inside the cave

a baby’s born, who shall die on the cross, But

Do not mourn, for he is the one to save

our race, for we have fallen

from grace, Three kings

and three shepherds have

Come by your light, through

this cold,                      dark, and

winter                          y nig

h                                  t.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   –     Stephen Neville

This piece is named “Star Light”. I tried to find other poems done by the author but came up with nothing. It is also possible I might have gotten the author wrong.


One Response to “Concrete Poetry”

  1. Jayakumar G December 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm #

    Now I know what concrete and visual poetries are. Telling the life of Jesus Christ’s story in
    a visually appealing way is more eye catching. I love the way the poet has put a star in his poem to create a poem that talks about the star that lead the mean to the birth place of Christ. Nice imagination and a very good poem.

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