The poem that welcomed you to this site,
"Outside The Lines: Poetry At Play," shows words in motion. (To
see it again, click here -- and then click the "back"
button to return). Below is another one, called "Balloon."
This is actually a new kind of poem. So
it may be called motion
poetry. Something similar happened
about 100 years ago: Pictures started
moving, so we call them motion pictures,
or moving pictures (movies, for
short). But we can't call this new poetry moving
*Why? Because the word
moving is already used, about poems or other writing, to
mean that the writing affects our feelings a lot.
Pssst: Speaking of feelings and moving -- do you
remember being little and feeling that everybody was
moving too fast sometimes? Take a look another motion
poem, then: Short Legs!.
P.S. Hmmm. The motion here
is electronic. And computerized mail is called
e-mail, which means electronic mail. So
maybe we could call this e-poetry, for
Or maybe e-poetry in
motion. Or we might even call it poetry in
we might not.