Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sample Acrostic Poems for the April Poetry Raffle

April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, we're hosting a poetry raffle! Entry forms are available at the adult Info desk, and 2 winners will be drawn next Thursday, April 16th at our Magnetic Poetry Craft Night. You guys can enter once for each of 4 types of poetry for a chance to win one of two $10 bookstore gift cards. The party starts at 7PM in the Constitution Room, so show up, make some magnetic poetry for your locker or your fridge, write some poetry for the raffle if you haven't entered all 4 times yet, and we'll draw the winners shortly before 8PM!

As promised, today's post is the first in a series of four with samples of each kind of poetry you guys can write and enter in our poetry raffle. Today's poetry type is acrostic, or name poems. The way these work is the first letter of each line spells out a name or subject which the poem then describes. There are no syllable or other rules for each line.

Our in-house poetry-writing aficionado, Joy, wrote these acrostic poems just for you guys!

Relying on
Many super powers
Nearly clueless villains.

Subject of
Numerous complaints
Of people who see

Kind of
Interested in a
Triangle of solar
Energy which makes a
Nice warm spot.

And, just for fun, Katie wrote this one for me!

To all my friends
Who have spent time, money
In front of this book (or movie)
Isn't just about
Gorgeous vampires.
Hey, I read the books

OK guys, stay tuned for samples of haiku, quatrain and cinquain poetry the rest of this week!

(finally getting around to reading Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta, the 2009 Printz award winner that Katie loved and reviewed, and so far, it's awesome!)

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