A shape poem is a poem that is shaped like the thing you are writing about. The shape adds to the meaning of the poem. 1. Write a poem about something. It doesn't have to rhyme. You can use facts and/or adjectives. 2. Decide on the shape you are going to make. You can write your poem around the shape or fill the shape in with your poem. See the examples below. If you don't want to draw your own shape, you may use one of the templates below. 3. With a pencil, lightly draw the shape on a piece of paper. You can also use a sharpie marker to draw your shape and then put a clean piece of paper on top and you'll be able to see your shape through the paper. 4. Write your poem around the outside of the shape, or fill the shape with your poem. 5. Add colorful details to your poem with colored pencils or crayons. Please don't color over your words. 6. Take a picture of your poem using and record your poem using . 7. Post your work to your journal .