© Jeanne E Webster – All Rights Reserved
The old recipe for concrete was
Quicklime, pumice and ash
Add a bit of water and sand
And you had a good hard mash.
Romans used it for arches and domes
With horsehair to lessen the cracks
Some blood to make it more frost-resistant
But pouring it was hard on the backs.
Today it is a billion dollar industry
And the material most used by man
Foundations, bridges and roads
Are the biggest uses on demand.
So now you’ve read a poem
Probably the first one ever
Written about concrete
Isn’t this very clever?!
[Concrete poetry or Size poetry is poetry in which the typographical arrangement of words is as important in conveying the intended effect as the conventional elements of the poem, such as meaning of words, rhythm, rhyme and so on.
It is sometimes referred to as visual poetry, a term that has evolved to have distinct meaning of its own, but which shares the distinction of being poetry in which the visual elements are as important as the text.]
Formatting restrictions prevent this from showing a true “concrete” poem. ~jew