Moon, and other acrostic poems

Moon

Mysterious

Opal

Over onyx

Night


Dream

Dwelling on the island of

Remembrance, time is

Eternity, as I look to

A landscape full of dusky images

Marauding through my mind.

Pine

Pillow of pine,

Inhaling your fragrance is like flying to

Neverland, running among trees,

Eternally young.

Heart

Healthy, red and fleshy,

Each vessel in you is precious,

Aching to pump the lover's blood, as he

Rides through forests and glens.

The misty moors he flies over on his beast.

Images of Dark and Light

December Moon through Tree Branches
December Moon through Tree Branches | Source
Sunset with Rainbow over Breckenridge
Sunset with Rainbow over Breckenridge | Source
Weeping Willow in the Boston Public Garden
Weeping Willow in the Boston Public Garden | Source

Acrostic Poems

Acrostic poems are fun to create. Each line of the poem begins with the letter of the poem's title word, and the first word of the line is capitalized. Part of the challenge of this form of poetry is finding the appropriate word beginning with a particular letter of the alphabet to begin the poem's next line. The best word will keep the poem flowing naturally, whether the style is lyrical or prose.

Subjects for Acrostic Poems

Acrostic poems are written on a variety of subjects, such as food, romance, art, nature, humor or a favorite activity. Sets of acrostic poems can have a theme, such as a season, a place to visit, a habitat, or a person's name.

Why do people write acrostic poems?

1. Pass time on a train or bus ride.

2. Can't resist writing poetry about what they see around them.

3. Tell a story.

4. Delight a child.

5. Enjoy the challenge of writing this type of poem.

5. Express appreciation or gratitude for another person.

7. Frame and give as a gift to a family member, friend or lover.


***Note to readers ~ Inspiration may touch you at any time, so be sure to carry a notebook and pet with you wherever you go!***

The book that inspired my love of acrostic poems ~

Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic
Autumn: An Alphabet Acrostic

This book inspired me to create original acrostic poems, especially a bunch that had a theme in common. Once you start, you many not want to stop.

 

© 2009 Karen Szklany Gault

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Education Blog 6 years ago

On my birthday party I received an acrostic poem with the initials of my name. It was written on the spot. Believe me, it was the best present I have ever received. I really appreciate acrostic poems .


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Seafarer Mama 6 years ago from New England Author

@Education blog: I am glad that you enjoyed my poems. My mother had an acrostic poem created with my daughter's name and it is very lovely.


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BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Oooh, I love a lovely acrostic poem. I had the pleasure of being part of a poetry teaching program as a teacher here in NYC - oh about a million years ago. And the high school students loved the idea of learning about what makes up a poem - all the mechanics. Too bad we do not teach this more often.

Great hub. Rated up!


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, BK Creative! Glad you enjoyed my acrostic poems.


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Beautiful words and I can't believe I haven't come across you until now.

I now look forward to reading more of your work.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England Author

Thank you, Eiddwen. Looking forward to reading more of yours, as well. :0) Thanks for reading and for your kind words. :0)

Namaste


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Seafarer Mama 5 years ago from New England Author

I will do my best. I may add it as a new hub. :0)

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