Happy Poetry Friday! (Wondering what Poetry Friday is? Click here.)
I realize this poem is not seasonally appropriate, but this week I’ve been reading about 2015’s disastrous Mt. Everest avalanche, and it made me think of this acrostic I wrote years ago.
Revenge of the White Dragon
A dragon wakes, his winter sleep disturbed. He
Vows to punish you, the intruder.
Air swells with a low rumble.
Land beneath you trembles.
Above, a wave of concrete snow thunders down. The dragon roars your
Name. But he can’t find you.
Chewing up trees and spewing them out, he searches for you.
His steamy, snowy breath clouds the sky, and the
Earth cradles you to its rocky chest as the dragon’s belly slides by. Safe!
—Laura Purdie Salas, all rights reserved
I pulled it off my Poetic Pursuits page about acrostics, so if you’d like to read some more examples or get some thoughts on how to write acrostics, check it out:>)
For more poetry fun, don’t miss the Poetry Friday Roundup, hosted this week by poetry advocate and teacher educator Carol Varsalona at Beyond Literacy Link.