Friday, January 30, 2009

Teeny Weeny Word Counts! ~ Acrostic poems

"Poetry: the best words in the best order." ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand" ~ Plato

"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words" ~Robert Frost

"A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom" ~ Robert Frost

One type of poem that I do enjoy writing is the acrostic poem. They will say something down the edge of the poem as well as whatever idea or emotion the writer my be trying to convey by the poem itself. I Often acrostic poems for words that people send to me. Yesterday I had a few words to arrive hoping to be turned into acrostic poems. There was a catch this time though. They all had Itty Bitty; Teeny Weeny word count rules. Or at least I thought they had small word count rules. For instance I had the word HEN with a word count rule of Four. That means that not counting the title, I could only use four words. It sounds tough to do because it is. Another one was the word Weakness with a word count of fifteen words. I have many weaknesses including a weakness for words. But Fifteen words is really not very many when you are writing a poem. It gets down to bare bones words. Every word has to count. You have to trim away every word that isn't positively necessary. But I think I met the challenge OK.

This is a very short Post today. I decided that since the poems had teeny weeny Word counts. I would stick to that theme for todays Post as well. Y" all have a wonderful day. I hope you will Enjoy todays Poems.

Hen ~ (acrostic -word count of four)

How Many

written By: Patricia sawyer

~ acrostic ~ word count of fifteen.)

Work; worry;
Action ~ reaction!
Kindness? Never!
Needs not met.
Eventual eruption!
Somebody WILL

Written By: Patricia Sawyer
1- 29-2009


Big Time said...

Hey Patsy! I kike the Hen poem, it reminds me of feeding the chickens and gathering eggs in my younger years. I have been thinking about getting me some hens. Love you! Reuben

Sunshine said...

Ok Patsy, Weakness sounded a little bit angry or bitter. I do like it anyway. You always can show emotion in your poems. Can you do another poem or story from these 10 words? They all begin with the letter H...have fun!!

Happy, Hungry, Home, Health, Hand, Harmony, Heart, Holy, Honey, Hymn

Enjoy and have a great day!

Pblacksaw said...

Big time~ I just bought three hens and a rooster. Had to go fetch them first thing this morning. we spent the day standing around waiting to see them on the nest.. Well that was after one escaped and I laughed at Dave for two hours. He wouldn't grab her by the foot..Coopers dog caught her four times. Finally we got her back in the pen. She might be too scared to ever lay again. Love you!

Sunshine~ It does doesn't it.. I didn't intend for it too. I like the words you gave me.. I had a image as son as I read over them.. It will be afew days though I want to mull them over a bit. Thanks though!

And thanks to anyone else who reads but doesn't comment.

vhingF said...


its true! need to concentrates on todays events, never dream of things bigger than yourself and never look back the past that ruins your days instead took them as one challenge in your present life.

thanks for your words and wisdom!

Pblacksaw said...

vhingf~ thanks for stopping by .. glad you enjoyed your visit.

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