Concrete Definition | What is Concrete? - PoetrySoup
[n] a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
[adj] capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"
[adj] formed by the coalescence of particles
[v] form into a solid mass; coalesce
[v] cover with cement; "concrete the walls"
A concrete poem is one that takes the shape of the object it describes. This is different from a Shape poem, in that a Shape poem does NOT have to take the shape of the object it describes.
shape I have
three points and
three lines straight.
Look through my words
and you will see, the shape
that I am meant to be. I'm just
not words caught in a tangle. Look
close to see a small triangle. My angles
add to one hundred and eighty degrees, you
learn this at school with your abc's. Practice your
maths and you will see, some other fine examples of me.
factual, objective, real, solid, tangible
building material, cement, cover, existent, ferroconcrete, paving material, practical, reinforced concrete, sand, solidify