Friday, June 4, 2010

DRAGONFLY: An Original Acrostic

I've been blogging "light" lately. I've had lots of things to do. Recently, I got a ton of wonderful children's books for a baby shower that my daughter Sara and I are going to on Sunday. Wednesday evening, my husband and I celebrated his birthday with Sara and her fiance. (We had Beijing duck, maki, tempura.) I went shopping and found a beautiful pink suit for my mother to wear to Sara's wedding. Yesterday, I picked up my mother-of-the-the bride dress. I also went to the bridal shop with my daughter last night when she got her gown "bustled." Later, Sara came to my house for dinner.

Here's the dress I'm wearing to Sara's wedding.
I got it in purple.
Here are the shoes I got at Macy's on sale recently.
I hope I can walk down the aisle
in them without spraining an ankle
or falling on my face!

I haven't had much time for writing poetry book reviews or extensive posts about poetry--so here is another poem from my unpublished collection Spring into Words: A Season in Acrostics:

Down here in the pond, I’ve waited for months…years,
Remained a nymph.
At last the season has come for me to
Grow wings, to shed the shell of childhood.
Onward and upward!
Now I’m ready to emerge
From my watery world, to
Look to the future…the blue sky above, to leave all my
Yesterdays behind.

At Blue Rose Girls, I having a poem by Jenny Joseph entitled WARNING--which begins: When I am an old woman I shall wear purple.
The Poetry Friday Roundup is over at The Cazzy Files.


jama said...

Love the dress, Elaine. Wish I could wear those heels :).

Thanks for sharing the Dragonfly poem. What a beautiful collection!

Amy L V said...

Dear Elaine,
What a lovely line - "shed the shell of childhood". I adore dragonflies!

Your dress is beautiful, and I hope you'll post a picture of you in it. It's funny that you've posted that purple dress poem - you are not an old woman, but that's a power-poem!


Elaine Magliaro said...


I HOPE I can stay steady in those heels while walking down the aisle. What some of us women do for vanity!



I'm pretty old. Still, I haven't chosen to become a member of AARP just yet.

all things poetry said...


What a love life you lead, enjoy it indeed!

A dress, a duck, children books, and shower and shoes--how wonderful!

I'm sure you'll do fine with the shoes. If there is carpet to walk on, I put masking tape on my shoes so I didn't slip and fall.

Laura Evans

Rebecca Gomez said...

Very nice. Acrostics are always so much fun to write. And the dress is lovely too!

Mary Lee said...

The poem goes with you wearing new bright shiny clothes and your daughter emerging into complete adulthood and flying away from you!

Best wishes!! (and happy birthday to hubby!!)