I have written a few dozen acrostic poems. There's no particular theme to the collection. I just like playing around with words that pop into my head at any given moment: shadow, unicorn, seeds, nest, Pluto, moon, asteroids, cocoon, cars, lilacs, wreath, mouse, spider, willow, grass. Sometimes, I like the challenge of writing acrostic poems that rhyme. Here's a rhyming acrostic about the chameleon that I wrote a few years ago:
by Elaine Magliaro
Changes suits to suit
His locus. Abracadabra! Hocus-pocus! He’s
Master of disguise…a trickster who can fool the
Lizard with a fashion flair takes his wardrobe
Everywhere. Predators don’t stop
No one even knows he’s there.
At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye entitled Snow.
Tricia has the Poetry Friday Roundup at the Miss Rumphius Effect.