I’ve been thinking a lot about my writing in general, and poetry specifically. Thinking back, I don’t think I have ever taken a single class on poetry, and yet I write it more than anything else. Knowing this, I decided to search out and try my hand at different types of poetry over the next few weeks.
The first style I chose was Acrostic Poetry. Basically, you spell out a word using the first, last or middle letters of a line. Using the first letter was the easiest, and it grew in difficulty from there. Here are three different types of Acrostic Poems! Please feel free to create your own as well! Mine are themed, but they do not necessarily have to be.
What Once Was
Stars paint the sky with specks of light
Umber stretches across the treeline
Motionless as we stare up to eternity
Meteors dance, crashing through the atmosphere
Ever-changing canvas for our eyes
Remembering what once was, what can never be again.
A heat wave Smolders the earth
Do you Understand the truth,
of my Melting?
A personal state of Emergency emerges
I have lost all sense of Reason.
Each night I dream as I look upon the starS
In the loving arms of my beaU
The sky mesmerizes, I forget where I am froM
Earth disappears, my worries are jetsaM
My love, twists and turns, yours and minE
I wish these nights could last foreveR
*I cannot seem to fix the formatting for this poem. The letters line up through the center normally.