Acrostic (a new pastime)

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Postby Sophia » Mon Aug 22, 2005 11:32 pm

An acrostic is a prose/poem/puzzle where the first letter* of each line read downwards will make a word or a phrase.

Example:

A cross stick?
Can't understand what sir's
Rabbiting
On about.
So I
Thought
I'd
Composed a poem instead.

It is nice if the subject matter of the writing is related to the word you choose to compose it on:

Example:

Winter, when your warm breath smokes
In the bitter morning chill,
Night brings frosts taht creep and crisp.
Trees are stretching black and still,
Etching patterns where the bright
Robin dares a whistling trill. (Jo Peters)


(*NB - The acrostic word is usually made up of the first letters from each line but it also can also be made up of words from the middle or the end of lines: if two acrostic words appear simultaneously in the same writing it is called a double acrostic, if there are three a triple acrostic and so on )

Enjoy making your own unique poems/proses!
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Postby Michael Lank » Tue Aug 23, 2005 6:35 am

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Postby Sophia » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:00 pm

Shining sea
Undulating waves
My son, do not hurry. Enjoy this
Moment of peace. Look, the blue sky stretches for
Ever and ever. There's plenty of time to learn to fly, before we
Rest.
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Postby Haylie » Tue Aug 23, 2005 1:47 pm

L earning to become one
O pening your heart for change
V aluing your commitment
E ncouraging your partner always

I ncredibly unconditional bonds
S ecurity, knowing you're with your best friend
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Postby Lizzy » Tue Aug 23, 2005 3:37 pm

M-elodies i compose
U-nlike all the other
S-ongwriters and composers. My only wish
I-s to finaly hear them play on
C-hom 97.7 and all around the other radio stations too!
:D
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Postby zoegirl » Mon Aug 29, 2005 4:26 am

a-fter dark i close my eyes
f-or i can no longer see the sun
r-estless nights i cry sometimes
a-ll my fears combined as one
i-claim to be so strong and wise
d-ownpour of light i overcome
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Postby Haylie » Mon Aug 29, 2005 11:48 am

S taring down at us
T hrough the night
A lways there
R ight up in the sky
L ike a heavenly light burning
I nside you
G uiding you
H ome when all
T he other ways fail.
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Postby Sophia » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:31 pm

Y ou are
A lways
W hispering
N onsense!
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Postby Haylie » Tue Aug 30, 2005 7:38 pm

S ophia
O phia
P hia
H ia
I a
A
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