herbert’s “easter wings”, a pattern poem in which the work is not only meant to be read, but its shape is meant to be appreciated. in this case, the poem was printed (original image here shown) on two facing pages of a book, sideways, so that the lines suggest two birds flying upward, with wings spread out. (wikipedia)
i tried very hard to cut the sky in half, one for my lover and one for me. but the sky kept moving and clouds from his territory came into mine. i tried pushing it away, with both my hands, harder and harder but the sky kept moving and clouds from my territory went into his. i brought a sofa and placed it in the middle, but the clouds kept floating over it. i built a wall in the middle, but the sky started to flow through it. i dug a trench, and then it rained and the sky made clouds over the trench. i tried very hard to cut
a kangaroo word is a word that contains letters of another word, in order, with the same meaning. for example: the word masculine contains the word male, which is a synonym of the first word; similarly, the word observe contains its synonym see.