Concrete Anyone?


© 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