Last September, I was reading through all the acrostic poems that I had written. Several of them touched on the theme of spring. That gave me the idea to write an entire collection of spring acrostics that would take readers through the season from March to June. My collection now contains twenty-one poems. It includes acrostics about the following subjects: hibernation, crocus, bud, sky, peeper, showers, puddles, mud, seeds, apple tree, pollen, nectar, and dragonfly. Some of the acrostics still need a bit of work.
As spring is waiting at the door, I thought I’d post the first and second poems in the collection, which is tentatively titled Spring into Words: A Season in Acrostics.
Roaring like a lion and
Chase spring away with my frosty breath until I
Hear April purring in my ear.
How long have
I slept? How long has it
Been since I’ve
Eaten? I hear the river running again. I must
Rouse my cubs from their slumber
Now…open their eyes to the wonders of spring,
Awaken them to a new life. It is
Time to take my children out
Into the sunlight,
Out into a brighter world they’ve
********************At Wild Rose Reader, I have reviews and excerpts from three excellent picture books in verse that are perfect for reading aloud at this time of year: Bear Wnats More; Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud; and Waddle, Waddle, Quack, Quack, Quack.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is at Some Novel Ideas.