Poetry Prompt #19 attracted a swag of wonderful Acrostic poems. I hope you enjoy this selection as much as I did.
River, river, I don’t know
River, river, where you flow
Your course varies north to south
Where’s your source? Where’s your mouth?
You’re a winding watery snake!
(Now read it again, starting from the bottom)
The River Goes to Sleep
Ripples leave their
Imprints on a soft and sandy rise,
Vines are dipping fingers while the
Evening winks her eyes;
Resting crimson ribbons round the river’s dusty sides.
Running to school one cold wet day
Into dreams of escape and running away
Visiting islands full of sea and sun
Enjoying swimming and lots of fun
Returned to reality dark and grey.
Required homework not done yet
Idiot me never a teacher’s pet
Very hard to get past this disaster
Explaining why I can’t work faster
Rewriting forever the homework set.
Resting river, a rill rocks our raft
Icy depths of ink immersing ivy
Vacillation, veering with veritable vigour,
Exploration of each elemental eddy is exciting
Run raft run, rejoicing round the rapids