Saturday, 23 January 2016

Firework Poem as a shape poem.

A shape poem is a poem that is written in the shape of the thing that the poem is about. I've chosen an easy peasy object: a firework. The poem's shape is just the rectangular shape of the firework, so you don't even have to be good at drawing to have a go at this.

an adult
 to light 
the touch 
  paper. Stand  
    and wait…

FFFFFFFFFSssssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhh. Popopopopopopopopopopopopopopopop KABOOM! “Aaaaaaaaaaaah!”Flash bulb popcorn lights the sky. Fierce red flecks fall, fizzle and die. Glittery rainbows of hundreds and thousands. Dazzling space dust glistening zillions.Catherine wheels whirl, whisking dizzy sizzling twirls like silver tinsel spinning. Thrilled children watch grinning. “Woooahhhhhh! Did you see that one?” Write your name with a starry sparkler. Golden fountains; waterfalls white; bright crackles of blue and cherry bombs boom. “Oooooooooooh!” Bangers bang, whiz, zip zap zoom. Rockets flying to the moon. Whooooossssssssssh!Then hush…..Wheeeeeee! Wheeeeee! Wheeeeeeee!  Crash, flash Wheeeeeee! Wheeeeee! Fast crash, flash Wheeeeeeee! Crash, blast, flash! Wheeeee! A blast flashed past! Wheeeeee! Purple explosions; glimmers of glistering mint green glint. Roman Candles, colourful cascades, firecrackers casting magic. Shooting stars splutter, spit, skip and splash. Happy families gasp, gazing at the amazing, brilliant, blazing, firework display................. ........................ ..“HOOOORAY!”

Copyright Helên Thomas