I love to write acrostics–they’re fun and they often come fairly easily. But not always. Stop by Kid Magazine Writers to see my Meter Readers column, Acrostics: Poetry, Top to Bottom. In it, I share my process and also some of my struggles
And here’s one of my acrostics from the article, which I was just reminded of because my older daughter wants a “Dear Earth, You suck. Love, Pluto” t‑shirt for Christmas.
And Then There Were Eight
Poor ball of ice, we know you exist; but you’re
Little and solid and we must insist on
Undoing the past, so though you’ll be missed, we’ve
Off of the “real planet” list
–Laura Purdie Salas (from And Then There Were Eight: Poems About Space, Capstone, 2008)
Poetry Friday is at Wild Rose Reader today. Check it out!