Monday, 15 July 2019

Acrostic Poems

Sounds complicated, however, acrostic poems are quite simple. Just write your chosen word vertically down the page and use each letter as the start of each line. We chose a place, a person and a season to write about but it could be almost anything. It does help if it has some personal connection or meaning, and it's good to mix up how you are writing. Use single words, try sentences or try linking the whole poem into a story.



SUMMER

Streaks of fire colouring the sky
Underneath, grazed by fire
My skin blushes to point of bursting
Manic stinging running along the highways in my body
Electricity, coursing and teeming
Rejuvenating, replenishing, revitalising my spirit

- E. T.




BLUE SKIN BAY

Boddhisatva with
Love and
Unity, expressing
Equality and thought prayers of
Supplication.
Karma to be born as an
Indian or
New-born or
Born again. An
Avatar, child of
Yahweh.





MOLYNEAUX

Maori
Or
Later arrival.
Yearning for a
New
Environment.
Aotearoa.
United, free from
Xenophobia.




JESUS

Jehovah's
Earthly
Son.
Uniting people and saving
Souls.




TRUMP

Terrible person
Ruling the
United States with
Money and
Power.




SPRING

Summer soon.
Roses and
Insects cover
New
Ground.




CHILLI

Condiment
Hot
In the pot
Lavishes of
Liquid
Ignited on tongue.


- Phillip Porteous




GLASGOW

Going home to Dad
Leaving New Zealand behind
Always thinking of you
Sometimes I want to go there
Given your connections
Only wanting to know
Where do you come from Dad?




ANDY

Always love you
Now you're gone
Deeming me unacceptable
You're always in my heart.




VANESSA

Verbally gifted
Always look forward to your comments
Now and always
Even though
Sometimes it gets too much
Storyteller
And friend.

- M.F.




DR WHO

Destroyer of Daleks
Regenerated Recently
Watcher over Worlds
Hero - Helper
One & Only




WINTER

We're here in this cold yet dry false winter
waiting for snow and ice and rain

Idling thru our nights in front of heaters and fires

Nibbling on winter food, relishing soups, casseroles, baked potatoes and mulled wine

Turning thoughts to the garden, to what to plant for Spring food and Christmas fare

Eagerly watching the pointed green tips of daffodils
lancing through the soil to grab the sunlight

Resting on our laurels - I'll prune that later

- Kate Jenkins




KORORAREKA

Killing of a Korora
Organise some warriors
Return the broth back to me
Open it up to clean it
Rinse it in the waters of Russell
Add oil, salt, water and leaves
Rest it on my breast
Eat after the manner of the Jews
Kiss sweetly the lips
Ah "Ka reka te korora"




WINTER

Wool, hats and scarves
Inside by a warm fire
Natures natural remedies out
Taking hot baths and showers
Eating hot soup and takakau
Resting in a nice warm bed




JIMI HENDRIX

Jail birds loved him
Instant success
Millionaire extraordinaire
In a trance
Heroin addicts delight
Energising audiences worldwide
Nasty lyrics and rhthym
Dead of an overdose
Revered even in death
Immortalised
X-rated music

- Haki Davis of Ngati Manu, Copyright 2019






NEVIS

Nervously arriving in this country
Expecting challenges, and successes
Venturing into the wilderness
Into the frigid Central Otago Winters
Surviving, succeeding, and leaving a legacy behind.



SPRING

Six years old
Playing outside
Running under the sprinkler
Ice cream man visits
"None today" says Mum
Grrrr!! no fair.



SPRING

Seasonal changes
Potential of things to come
Rumblings of warmth
Increasing daylight
No heaters needed
Grass, bare feet, bliss!

- Christine Philp

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