Thursday, April 30, 2009

DRAGON: An Original Acrostic

Well…I couldn’t let the last day of National Poetry Month pass without posting an original poem. Here’s an acrostic I wrote y-e-a-r-s ago.

Dagger-toothed demon

Roars its fiery breath, sets

Aflame a village,

Grips everyone in its claws

Of terror.

Now where is the knight in shining armor?

NOTE: I’ve changed the date of the last drawing for National Poetry Month. I’ve decided to hold the drawing on May 3rd instead of May 1st. Another change: Anyone who leaves a comment at any of my poetry posts dated April 29th-May 2nd will be eligible to win a copy of Wing Nuts: Screwy Haiku, which was written by Paul B. Janeczko and J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Tricia Tusa.

ANOTHER NOTE: I’ll be mailing out the winning books next week. If you’ve been named a winner in any of the drawings and haven’t emailed me your address yet, please do so by next Monday. Thanks!


Tricia said...

I need to buy this book. I looked for it when I was writing about Pat and Paul, but couldn't find it in any of our local libraries and interlibrary came up empty.

My haiku collection is in need of expansion. This one sounds like a great choice.

Love the dragon poem!

Bridget R. Wilson said...

I started writing acrostic poems in high school. My freshman English teacher made us write scads of poetry. I'm forever indebted to him--I've never stopped writing. I'll have to try dragon as an acrostic. I favored mythical subjects back in the day (mainly faeries and leprechauns).

The haiku book looks great. Haiku is another form my teacher liked. I like it as well, though it's sometimes difficult to write for me. I did a presentation on it in a Japanese history class in college

Brimful Curiosities said...

I'm no good at writing Haiku poetry. I'll have to practice so that when poetry month comes around next year, I'll be prepared. Tricia Tusa is an amazing illustrator. Would love to see what she came up with for Screwy Haiku.

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