Acrostic Art

Gun-metalled and straight-backed
In shadow, looking
Ahead at what’s
Coming, reconciled with death:
Open- mouthed, e-
To their bitter ends:

Kim M. Russell, 26th April 2017


Alberto Giacometti at the 31° Venice Biennale in 1962, photographed by Paolo Monti (Fondo Paolo Monti, BEIC) – image found on Wikipedia

On Day 26 of The Poetry School’s NaPoWriMo prompts, we are writing acrostics.

James would like to see our acrostic poems, ones where the first (or last – or first and last) letters of each line spell out a word. he says that a lot of people think acrostics are childish, but they needn’t be. Kathleen Ossip’s sequence of acrostic elegies elevates the form to art.


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