Friday, January 15, 2010

MOUSE: An Original Acrostic Poem

Mice have been characters in many memorable children's books--Leo Lionni's Frederick, Stuart Little, Beverly Cleary's The Mouse and the Motorcycle, and picture books by Kevin Henkes--including Owen, Chrysanthemum, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, and Julius, the Baby of the World.

With cute little literary rodents in mind, I give you the following acrostic that I wrote many years ago.

Mitten-footed forager

Out on a midnight adventure,

Unheard, unseen, in the whisper-soft dark,

Scurrying about the house,

Eking out a meal.


At Blue Rose Girls, I have Winter Dusk by Walter de la Mare.

Mary Ann's got the Poetry Friday Round Up at Great Kid Books today.


Sherry said...

Don't forget Mousekin in Mousekin's Golden House and others by Edna Miller. The books are probably out of print, but well worth finding used copies.

Anonymous said...

Love the potential dual meaning in "eking/eeking". Such a squeaky mouse word.

Mary Lee said...

Kelly picked up on my favorite part: the eking/eeking in the last line. But I also like the mitten footedness of your forager. (great alliteration!!)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it