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Moon, and other acrostic poems

Seafarer Mama/Karen is a poet, and reads her poetry to small groups of friends, and to larger groups at open mics.




Over onyx



Dwelling on the island of

Remembrance, time is

Eternity, as I look to

A landscape full of dusky images

Marauding through my mind.


Pillow of pine,

Inhaling your fragrance is like flying to

Neverland, running among trees,

Eternally young.


Healthy, red and fleshy,

Each vessel in you is precious,

Aching to pump the lover's blood, as he

Rides through forests and glens.

The misty moors he flies over on his beast.

Acrostic Poems

Acrostic poems are fun to create. Each line of the poem begins with the letter of the poem's title word, and the first word of the line is capitalized. Part of the challenge of this form of poetry is finding the appropriate word beginning with a particular letter of the alphabet to begin the poem's next line. The best word will keep the poem flowing naturally, whether the style is lyrical or prose.

Subjects for Acrostic Poems

Acrostic poems are written on a variety of subjects, such as food, romance, art, nature, humor or a favorite activity. Sets of acrostic poems can have a theme, such as a season, a place to visit, a habitat, or a person's name.

Why do people write acrostic poems?

1. Pass time on a train or bus ride.

2. Can't resist writing poetry about what they see around them.

3. Tell a story.

4. Delight a child.

5. Enjoy the challenge of writing this type of poem.

5. Express appreciation or gratitude for another person.

7. Frame and give as a gift to a family member, friend or lover.

***Note to readers ~ Inspiration may touch you at any time, so be sure to carry a notebook and pen with you wherever you go!***

© 2009 Karen A Szklany


Karen A Szklany (author) from New England on January 08, 2020:

I'm so glad my poetry is soothing for you. I am sure you can write some aceostic poems, too. I learned by reading illustrated seasonal acrostic poems for children to my daughter.

Beat regards,


Donna Rayne from Greenwood, Indiana on January 07, 2020:

Beautiful poetry and I wish to learn to write this style of poetry. Your poems were soothing for me because I had a very emotional hard day and your poem delighted my heart!


Donna Rayne

Karen A Szklany (author) from New England on September 04, 2011:

I will do my best. I may add it as a new hub. :0)

Karen A Szklany (author) from New England on April 19, 2011:

Thank you, Eiddwen. Looking forward to reading more of yours, as well. :0) Thanks for reading and for your kind words. :0)


Eiddwen from Wales on April 18, 2011:

Beautiful words and I can't believe I haven't come across you until now.

I now look forward to reading more of your work.

Take care


Karen A Szklany (author) from New England on December 07, 2010:

Thank you, BK Creative! Glad you enjoyed my acrostic poems.

BkCreative from Brooklyn, New York City on December 04, 2010:

Oooh, I love a lovely acrostic poem. I had the pleasure of being part of a poetry teaching program as a teacher here in NYC - oh about a million years ago. And the high school students loved the idea of learning about what makes up a poem - all the mechanics. Too bad we do not teach this more often.

Great hub. Rated up!

Karen A Szklany (author) from New England on August 19, 2010:

@Education blog: I am glad that you enjoyed my poems. My mother had an acrostic poem created with my daughter's name and it is very lovely.

Education Blog on October 19, 2009:

On my birthday party I received an acrostic poem with the initials of my name. It was written on the spot. Believe me, it was the best present I have ever received. I really appreciate acrostic poems .

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