Phone Poem

 Poetry Description:

A Phone poem consists of one’s phone number as the basis for the number of syllables or words one is allowed to use in the poem.


Applications for History Class:

             A Phone Poem may be used to describe a person, place or event.

This is good as part of for a poster project or to accompany an art project.



Write down your phone number, or make up a phone number. Write it vertically. The number on each line is the number of syllables or words allowed on each line. Any number may be substituted for “0.”






5          Building the Great Wall

5          An old worker fell

5          Tired and hungry

7          He tried to get up, but failed

6          He died there on that spot

3          He became

1          Filler


The phone number is removed when the poem is completed.