Posted in Poetry Corner, Writing 201



Cold, a temperature below the norm

Cold, a virus attack

Cold, when the doctor prepares the jab

Cold, when you pay the tab

Cold, a reason snow falls

Cold, a function of the fridge

Cold, prevents the food from spoiling

Cold, when swims early in the morning

© 2015 Fun Simplicity. All Rights Reserved.

In Singapore, we are always hot, hot, hot for 365 days. I wish we have seasons.

In response to Writing 201, Day 9: Cold, Concrete Poetry, Epistrophe/Anaphora

Concrete poetry at a glance:

  • Generally speaking, any poem that’s typographically arranged to represent a specific shape (recognizable or not) is a concrete, or “shape” poem.

Anaphora simply means the repetition of the same word (or cluster of words) at the beginning of multiple lines of verse in the same poem. Epistrophe is its counterpart: the repeated words appear at the end of lines. Like most simple devices, though, the trick is in deploying them to their full effect. Repetition lends emphasis to words, adds weight, and leaves a deeper imprint in your readers’ memories. Think wisely about what it is you’re underlining.


20 thoughts on “Cold

  1. Cute poem ☺ And I find it interesting that you wished for seasons..I was just talking to a friend tonight and we were discussing the seasons here. I admit that I do love the snow and the hibernating that comes with winter. Do you ever have a ‘season’ to slow down?

    Liked by 1 person

      1. Ah, yes.. The clothes! 😀 A friend said she liked winter because it’s the chance to don fashionable winter clothes.. Me, I’d just look and feel like a Michelin man 😀

        Liked by 1 person

  2. In India specially in Northern India you get the flavor of all 4 seasons 🙂 extreme hot…extreme cold..fall and spring :)And thanks for sharing the information regarding Anaphora 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

I'd love to hear from you...

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s