Introduction to Poetry: Day 3 – Acrostic
An Acrostic poem is one in which the first (or last) letters of each line combine to spell out a word or a phrase, or follow the order of the alphabet.
SURE YOU CAN SEE? (MESSAGE FIRST LETTER OF EACH LINE)
I’m so lucky to have him
could not be more glad
a beautiful baby
no, he sleeps not too bad
the house is so tidy
cause I clean when he sleeps
oh yes I see people
playgroup has them in heaps
everyone seems so perfect
hat’s off to them all
easier in the daytime
late nights are long haul
perfect, one in a million
most precious to me
everything is just dandy, I’m sure you can see?
This was fun! I managed to include the daily prompt too. If you’re adventurous (or want to put yourself through torture) you can write a double acrostic with a hidden message at the start and end of each line. I tried both. I think the first one worked out ok, but the double acrostic was poor. I’ve put double here too though so that you can see what it’s meant to achieve. Double acrostics were difficult for me. I’m on holiday again, so I was also under some time pressure to get them completed.
Now the (poor) double acrostic. I might have been a bit ambitious here:
Wilt – our love will never; it’s stronger than the blossom
I want just you forever; no more a Casanova
Let’s explore together; we have the world to wander
Level headed, clever – you give me much to ponder
Your beauty drew me in, and with you I want to stay
Old age and mature skin – hand in hand we will transform
Unite the love within, let new beginnings’ commence?