Here are two of my original acrostic poems about summer—both acrostics begin with the letter C.
Races sideways, skitters
Across the sea-washed land…
Beachcombing in the sand.
Chirping in the dark, their song
In the still air. A
Chorus of summer night strummers in concert with
Entertaining warm evenings with
Symphony of wings.
For more summer acrostics, get a copy of Stephen Schnur’s Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic. The book is beautifully illustrated with hand-colored linoleum block prints by Leslie Evans. Art and text make a perfect pair in this poetry book that would be great to share with a child/children on a hot summer day--or a warm summer evening.
Summer: An Alphabet Acrostic
Written by Steven Schnur
Illustrated by Leslie Evans
Here is Schnur’s acrostic poem for the letter C:
Blue lake, high
In the mountains,
Nestles a fishing lodge.
Other acrostics in this collection include the following: awning, beach, daisy, hike, idle, mosquitos, picnic, tide, vegetables, and zodiac.
Click here to view some of the book’s interior pages.
At Political Verses, I have a poem about the resignation speech of Alaska’s Governor entitled Sarah Palin’s Swan/Duck/Goose Song.
At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem entitled Anniversary by Cecilia Woloch.
Jama Rattigan has the Poetry Friday Roundup this week.