10 poems that look like what they mean

Originally posted on Qwiklit:

By May Huang

Poets employ various means to get their message across in their poems, ranging from rhyme scheme to alliteration. However, poetic meaning can also be translated visually through a form termed “concrete poetry;” indeed, numerous poets experiment with line breaks and typography to present their work in a way that ‘looks’ the way it is supposed to ‘mean.’ Here are 10 poems whose meanings lie in their appearances:

1) George Herbert – Easter Wings

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Published in 1633, George Herbert’s Easter Wings is the oldest concrete poem in this list. A poem about flight in its metaphorical sense, Easter Wings aptly takes the form of a pair of wings (the likeness is even more remarkable if you rotate the poem 90 degrees to the right).

2) 40-Love by Roger McGough

The English poet Roger McGough sends readers’ eyes travelling to and fro the way a tennis ball would across…

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Funny Signs

Originally posted on granny reports blog:

I have been having a lot of fun looking at silly things.  I know I’m wasting a lot of time, but it is really addicting!  This one earned a giggle from me.

Lovers Lane Dead End

I can relate to this next one with all of the dental work I’ve been getting lately.  This is a very clever sign for a dentist office!

Sorry open sign

You should spend waste some time looking at the funny signs, too!

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What People Think When You Have 4 Kids

Originally posted on The Perfect Father:

Sunset crazy kids

I will soon have four kids. Therefore you assume that I:

1. Am Mormon or Catholic

2. Like to have sex but don’t know how to use birth control

3. Have plans to start my own farm and therefore need a cheap/free child labor force

I know you’re thinking this because I have thought these things. There is no reason to have more than three kids. TV has taught me this with all-American shows like Modern Family, Roseanne, Different Strokes,The Simpsons, Family Ties, Family Matters, and Growing Pains. These shows illustrate three is the normal number for a family. If you have more than three it’s the whole premise of the show (see The Brady Bunch or the ever expanding Duggar family).

The lesson is clear: Big families are freak shows.

The only explanations for having a big family are the ones I listed at the top of this…

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12 Signs You’re Addicted To Reading

Originally posted on 101 Books:

Before I start today’s post, I’ve got to give credit to Thought Catalog—who inspired me with a post on this topic a couple of weeks ago.

So I’m totally stealing the idea, without stealing any of their specific points, and hopefully we can have fun with this.

The premise is simple: How do you know if you’re addicted to reading?

Here are the signs:

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One of The Best Leading University of Indian Maritime University

Originally posted on Merchant Navy in Inida:

If you are preparing for a worthy cause shipping, delivery course in Delhi is your right place where you can put your dreams of success you are looking for. Indian Maritime University  Our courses are always welcome in many marine areas, such as ship management, materials management, port trust, shipyards, power plants, hotels and many other allied services.

Indian Maritime University

Our training program is designed to prepare to face with the perseverance and endurance, life at sea ship engineers, in their devotion to duty enlightening, the feeling of goodwill and friendship, which is a candidate for life at sea required. HIMT College is one of the leading maritime training centers in Chennai. The college offers like spacious, bright and airy classrooms, well-equipped laboratories and workshops, the best infrastructure, ultra-modern lecture hall.

The library is a great many books. It helps students to obtain bank loans and scholarships to needy students. The…

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Merchant Navy Memorial, Hull, 2014.

Originally posted on The Antics Roadshow blog:

The Memorial.

The Memorial.

Striking, isn’t it? If you’re visiting Hull you will find it behind the Maritime Museum on Queen Victoria Square. You can’t really get an impression of the height of the memorial in this photograph photograph, but this article about on the BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-24867099) informs me that it is 13 feet (that’s 4 metres) high.

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The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014: Where Are the Women?

Originally posted on The Writes of Woman:

In 1996, Kate Mosse established what is now the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in response to the 1991 Booker Prize all-male shortlist (this was prior to the release of longlisted titles) in a year when 60% of novels published were written by females. Since then, the prize has been subjected to criticism over the decision to make it a women only award, criticism that has only increased in recent years as Hilary Mantel and Eleanor Catton have gone on to win the Booker from shortlists which had gender parity. Unfortunately today’s longlist has demonstrated exactly why the Women’s Fiction Prize is so important.

Let’s start with a positive and offer huge congratulations to Karen Joy Fowler for the wonderful We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (a novel overlooked – in my opinion – by the Bailey’s Prize earlier this year); Siri Hustvedt (one of the first Americans to be…

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The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014: Where Are the Women?

Originally posted on The Writes of Woman:

In 1996, Kate Mosse established what is now the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction in response to the 1991 Booker Prize all-male shortlist (this was prior to the release of longlisted titles) in a year when 60% of novels published were written by females. Since then, the prize has been subjected to criticism over the decision to make it a women only award, criticism that has only increased in recent years as Hilary Mantel and Eleanor Catton have gone on to win the Booker from shortlists which had gender parity. Unfortunately today’s longlist has demonstrated exactly why the Women’s Fiction Prize is so important.

Let’s start with a positive and offer huge congratulations to Karen Joy Fowler for the wonderful We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves (a novel overlooked – in my opinion – by the Bailey’s Prize earlier this year); Siri Hustvedt (one of the first Americans to be…

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By a mariner friend

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