Antique Automobile

I’m a ham,
that’s what I am.
‘Cause I just made this Calligram.


Author Notes:

I hope you see the outline of an antique car. Within it is a rhymed Poem that can be read several ways. This is my first attempt to do one of these. I hope you like it. I was introduced to it by Sunnylicious here on FanStory. The actual Calligram is the image. I just put in the silly ditty under it to have something to post. This format is very interesting. You may want to Google it for better examples.

This poem is a Calligram.
A Calligram is a poem, phrase, or word in which the typeface, calligraphy or handwriting is arranged in a way that creates a visual image. The image created by the words expresses visually what the word, or words, say. In a poem, it manifests visually the theme presented by the text of the poem. Guillaume Apollinaire was a famous calligram writer and author of a book of poems called Calligrammes. His poem written in the form of the Eiffel Tower is an example of a calligram.

The image was created by the author using a WordArt program and Powerpoint. I had to use Powerpoint because I couldn’t get it to work in the Word Program, I then saved it as a JPG.

Synergy of Poetry and Verse. Author, Poet, Photographer

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