I love acrostic poetry I’ve added this element to other poems without calling it an acrostic because I think it’s a fun hidden message for analytic readers (which I’m not, but I like writing that way). Yesterday I wrote an abstract poem, Saturday Morning at the Diner, and I acrostic-ally added the word BREAKFAST using the first letter of each line. Actually, that was how I started and how I decided which sounds to use. These are really fun because they add the puzzle aspect of formal poetry that I really enjoy, but the chance of a reader spotting it is a lot greater than a particular beat or meter.
Can you recall your first great read? An epic novel or time-honored classiC?
Once you crack that cover and read those first few lines—away you gO.
Verse and chapters build a world that becomes TOo real for movies or TV.
Experience another time or place, another life, without having to go anywherE.
Reading: The vacation you didn’t know you needed, the answer you weren’t looking foR.