How to Write Three Types of Poetry: Abc, Acrostic, and Haiku
An ABC poem is a poem in which each line begins with a letter of the alphabet. Some poems use all 26 letters, while others use 5 or 6 letters in alphabetical order.
As I sit here
Beauty surrounds me.
Children play happily.
Dolphins jump and play in the waves.
Each and every grain of sand
Forming miles and miles of shore.
Intervals, chattering noisily to all who listen.
Kites flying effortlessly across the sky
Large and small boats sailing
Moving across the sea
Opaque waters in hues of blue and green.
Periwinkles and other shells
Quietly waiting below the water's surface
Ready to be plucked from it's depths.
Sunset begins to fall,
Turning the sky into beautiful shades of orange, purple, and gold.
Underwater sea creatures nibble at toes while
Very fast fiddler crabs find their underground homes.
Wind blows gently through my hair, causing me to
eXhale in blissful satisfaction
Zealous fan of such a beautiful creation.
An acrostic poem uses the letters in a word to begin each line of a poem.
Inviting, sharing, crying, caring
A Haiku poem is a traditional Japanese poem that has 17 total syllables. The poem has three lines with 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second line, and 5 in the third line. The poems often focus on nature subjects.
The lazy summer
brings rest, renewal, and fun
in the hot sunshine.
Autumn winds blow soft
As leaves fall gracefully down
From the high tree tops.
Clouds surround the sun
As frigid temperatures
bite at our noses.