I’m a poet, a blogger and flat-out writer, penning articles, short stories and (hopefully within the next year) a couple of books. I’m a writer who writes about writing. I know, horribly original. I’ve decided to take on the A to Z blogging Challenge. The month of April, I will be posting about terms associated with writing, blogging and/or poetry. Since April is National Poetry Month, I thought I’d kick things off with a poetic term.
Alright, now that you have the background, the word of the day is “acrostic.” This means: A poem where the first letter of each line spells out a significant word. The term acrostic derives from the Greek for ‘at the tip of the verse’, according to Poets’ Graves glossary of terms.
Leg room non-existent, baby crying
In my ear. Her tears fill a well inside
Me, oceans of salted regret
Beating against my heart’s shore.
Over the Pacific, her tiny voice piercing my alcohol haze
Under the ever-watchful stewardess eyes.
Tarmac readied for landing.
An ode to the 15 hour travel I’m embarking tomorrow. Friends and family, never doubt that I love you. I could be at home watching Dr. Who reruns. <3
PS: Also posting this for the I <3 BlogLovin’ bloghop and the Ultimate Blog Challenge. Sheesh! April is going to be a busy month!