Poetry Challenge #96

National Hot Dog Day!

Concrete poems are words arranged in a shape to give extra meaning to the subject of the poem. Maybe the words form the branches of a tree or letters drip down the page to show rain. Sometimes there’s a surprise hidden in repeated words like the marshmallow in the concrete poem below.
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                                  whipped
                                cream
                                    whipped
                    whipped cream whipped
                whipped cream whipped cream
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug      nd
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug  ha    le
            mug hot choco marshmallow late mug  ha      le
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug  ha      le
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug  ha      le
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug      nd
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug
            mug hot chocolate chocolate hot mug
            mug  mug  mug  mug  mug  mug  mug
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Since today is National Hot Dog Day, let’s write a concrete poem about hot dogs or other vendor food. You could draw a hot dog with words or you could draw a hot dog and use words to dress up your hot dog. Do you like ketchup? Mustard? Onions? Sweet relish? Marshmallows?
Have fun!

Set the timer for 7 minutes.

Start writing!

Don’t think about it too much; just do it.

Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1100 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.

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