Denise R. Weuve

Ink Damage and Other Permanent Stains

Day 8 ~ draH si yrteoP

Picture 2Congratulations!

You wrote 7 poems in 7 days straight, and more importantly you are still here!  Really that is the more important part of this.  23% of people who had planned on taking the challenge are already gone.  Where did I get his statistic?  Not horribly scientific, but I have several friends running prompt sites, and we have been tracking “hits on the sites”  when we all looked at our drop from the first 3 days to now we averaged that number to 23%.  At this rate by the 30th it will be you and me finishing this baby.

Let’s do something, we have all done before but shake it up a bit, an ACROSTIC poem!  If you do not recall, what an acrostic poem is, it is a poem in which the first letter, syllable or word of each line, paragraph or other recurring feature in the text spells out a word or a message.  Like this poem by 

Edgar Allan Poe (1829)
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Elizabeth it is in vain you say
Love not” — thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L. E. L.
Zantippe’s talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breathe it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
His folly — pride — and passion — for he died.


as you can see his poem  spells out “Elizabeth” with the poem’s first letters.

Now let’s up this a notch and spell your acrostic backwards, for a little twist.  Making it a little less obvious to the reader and maybe even giving you a new perspective on your topic.  Happy Poeming Cats and Kittens.

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