Acrostic – Learning New Forms

Don’t think of this as another prompt. Instead, let’s look at it as a bit of a challenge…an exciting way to learn something new!

Have you ever tried an acrostic?

Acrostic poetry is a form of short verse and constructed by a placing capitalized word or phrase vertically down the page to form the initial letters of each line of poetry. Each line is used to relate to the word, or praise the subject…

Autonomous Poetry


– May use one word or a phrase (placed vertically down the page)
– One letter per line (letter must be capitalized)
– Each line of poetry must begin with the letter on that line and must relate to the word or phrase
– Does not have to rhyme

Let’s have an example:

Pouring out our words
Onto scraps of space
Etching out a place
To leave the legacy of our names
Reaching for that far flung goal
Yearning to be read

So let me see some of your acrostics! You can leave them in the comments below or post them on your blog and link back to us. Have fun with this one!

14 thoughts on “Acrostic – Learning New Forms

  1. Try something new
    Here today before you leave
    Entertaining and educational

    Radical in nature
    Every word has its place
    Virtuoso in stature
    Endlessly enchanting
    Rocking yet serene
    Intense, not blindly mainstream
    Enough for everyone it seems

    Just tap into your innermost feelings
    Open your heart and let it pour out
    Unique if you stay true to yourself
    Regularly return to admire other artistic triumphs
    Now we’re all a part of something beautiful
    A sense of fun and community spirit
    Let’s make this place a poetic home

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  2. On my blog i wrote some time ago a few acrostic poems. Here are the links:

    An experiment with the acrostic poem, written in french, can be found at:

    Also I invite all to visit the blogpage “Visele unui insomniac” for poems in most various shapes (including tautograms), languages and dialects (from which: literary english, english slang, sussex dialect, romanian, moldavian, french, italian, 18th century english)… and more taints and shades of my chaotic quill.


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