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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter

I'm still working on acrostics.  Searching for just the right poem.
Today I thought I'd try a mesostich.  If the middle letter of each line spells out a word, this is called a mesostich. 

So let's see if this works.

Happy Easter

I'm hunting
  for my EastEr Eggs
  to put them in my bAsket. Look low. 
     Look in, and out.   Search in the roots
of the old sycamore Tree. Look high. 
   Look around everywhEre, found each egg.
              Sit to rest. Oh deaR, found one more.        
        I sat on it.

  Have you ever accidentally sat on an egg?  I did.  I was so embarrassed.  I also tried to make this a concrete poems.  Do you think I was successful?  
  So now it is your turn.  Can you write a mesostich?  Or try a  telestich where the last letter of each line spells out a word.  Challenge yourself.  I'm sure you can do this.  Have fun.  Please share your poems with me.

1 comment:

  1. Joy,

    Your experience sitting on an Easter egg probably inspired this poem. Right? It is a very good idea to write about something that stirs emotions.