Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Two Original "In-Progress" Acrostic Poems

Well, April is drawing to a close. Unfortunately, I haven’t followed through with many of the things I had planned for National Poetry Month this year at Wild Rose Reader. There have been a few things in my personal life that have focuesd my attention elsewhere. Fortunately, the four very talented poets that I had hoped to interview for my blog this month have been understanding and sympathetic. I will be interviewing these fine ladies in the coming weeks. I also had lots of ideas for poetry posts that I never got around to writing up. In time, I’ll get around to those, too.

For many years, I was not a fan of acrostic poems—finding most of the ones that I had read as too prosaic for my taste. Then, over a decade ago, I began attempting to write acrostics—and got hooked. I’ve written about three dozen acrostics—some of which rhyme. In addition, I have also have a number of acrostics that are still “in progress.” I’m not sure these poems will ever make it to the final draft stage.

Here are two of the “in-progress” acrostics from my unpublished collection that I thought I’d post today.

Cans of people,


Roaring down roads on

Silver-capped wheels

Outpost in a barren land,

A haven for weary travelers

Surrounded by stretches of desert,

Island of green washed by a

Sea of sand


Joyce Sidman and I invited you to write and share a color poem. Check out the following Wild Rose Reader posts for further information and writing suggestions.

Red Sings from Treetops: A Book Review & An Invitation

Color Poems


janet wong said...

Dear Elaine,

No need for an apologetic tone for not getting to all the ambitious things you had wanted to do this month! Your blog is a TREASURE. You are amazing! Every time I visit, I am stunned by how much info and entertainment you are able to present to the whole world of children's poetry-lovers on a weekly basis.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks so much, Janet! I certainly appreciate your kind words.

Linda said...

I agree with Janet. Your blog is one of my favorites. The resources for teachers are excellent!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Linda, I'm glad you find my blog resources helpful.

MotherReader said...

I think you've been simply wonderful this month with lots of great things to share. Just for the weekly round-ups of the poems and interviews you deserve kudos.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Pam. I appreciate your kind comments.