Written for: dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics: For the love of
puzzles . . . (posted by Lillian)
"In an Acrostic poem, the first letter of each line, when read from top to bottom, will spell out a message or a name or a word.
In the Acrostic Plus, the first letter of each line in the first stanza, when read from top to bottom, spells out a message or word(s) and in the second stanza, the last letter of each line when read from top to bottom, spells out the rest of the message or additional word(s).
To me, one of the most important things in both the Acrostic and the Acrostic Plus, is that the poem makes sense. The form cannot overrun the meaning. I suppose that’s the case with any form of poetry."
I no longer cry
at couples who snuggle.
managed to finally say, we're through.
Onward and upward
Exhilarated now that good
riddance is realized.
I see my
future as bright. No
more gloom. Adieu.
I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York.
My goal is to create and share poetry with others
who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve
in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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Yay for the Acrostic Plus!
Ah yes….sometimes the leaving is necessary….painful but necessary…..and ultimately we hope, as you indicate here, results in new vistas to find.
Thanks Lillian. Great prompt!
Makes perfect sense, Sara. Short and (painfully?) sweet!!
Your acrostic fits perfectly.
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It may take time but at one point it’s really over… I think we had the same thought in our poems.
This is absolutely perfect! 💝💝