Several years ago, a friend shared the most interesting poetry book with me called Fly with Poetry: An ABC of Poetry written and illustrated by Avis Harley (Boyds Mills Press, 2000). It includes samples of 26 different kinds of poetry! Here’s one called a doublet. In a doublet, a word is changed, one letter at a time, into another word and arranged vertically in the poem.
How Can You Change Sleep into Dream?
Instead of falling into sleep
by counting sheep I listen for rhythms
inside my head: the cheep of a chickadee,
rain on my cheek,
a murmuring creek,
the creak of new shoes,
or cats lapping cream. These are the rhythms
that flow through my dream.