Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NaPoWriMo #28: Acrostics

At Readwritepoem, Carolee asked us to write an acrostic poem. I'm not a big fan of acrostics - they are the sort of thing that many teachers here seem to have children do in school, always using the letters of their name, and using each letter to start a line describing themselves eg "good friend of James", or "fast runner" etc. I find them indescribably dull.

The problem I have with acrostics is that I always feel that the poem itself has to describe the word that is used to provide the initial letters of the lines. Whatever word I could think of seemed rather limiting, until I thought of "emporium" - one of the two words I didn't use from the Day 22 Wordle prompt (my own prompt).

So, here it is - I doubt I'll bother to do anything with this when the month is out, but at least I haven't missed a day yet.

(All NaPoWriMo poems have now been removed for possible editing and submissions. Contact me if you would like to read them.)

6 comments:

poemblaze said...

A lovely bit of work. Thanks!

Dan Rako said...

That rug pops up again and makes me smile!

Thanks for this.

vivinfrance said...

That is gorgeous, Catherine. You have brought the scene to vivid life.

vivinfrance said...

That is gorgeous, Catherine. You have brought the scene to vivid life.

Wayne Pitchko said...

nice emporium Catherine...short and well done

leonie.wise said...

i am frightfully behind in my reading, but wanted to come back to this poem and tell you how much i liked it.

i am transported right into the dusty crammed shelves at the heart of it.