Fascination – Acrostic Challenge – November 29, 2015


Fascinated by old memories
Antiques with streaks of dust
Silvery lullabies I hear
Chanted in the dusk …
Inked inside my heart my dear
Never to be forgotten
Anthems of our life together
Those moments of love and anger…
Into the void you’ve sailed away
Onward –  through the infinite stars,  in
Nebulous fascination, sending lullabies.

© G.s.k. ‘15

Spring Rain/Haiku – Acrostichon – October 8, 2015



Spring Rain

seasonal change
passing away in endless
it’s October
now the autumn leaves fall
golden and red


haijin weave with words
and a moment of surprise
intense sensations
knitted with natural scenes
using seventeen onj

© G.s.k. ‘15

This piece is the result of an interesting puzzle set by Chèvrefeuille at Mindlovesmisery’s Menagerie … write an acrostic in haiku form which he calls an Acrostichon … or a Acrostichon which uses a Liaison in the middle of two ku like a bridge to create two different words .. here are some examples:

Sweet memories
Under the old appletree
Newly weds

© Chèvrefeuille

Only eyes for you
Naked she lays on the beach
Everlasting love

© Chèvrefeuille

The Acrostichon and a Liaison. In this one the Acrostichon is AUTUMN and the liaison is TUTU.

A rainy day
Under the umbrella
Tears of joy
United again by
Music of the Swanlake
Newly weds

© Chèvrefeuille

Perfect way
Of writing haiku
Eastern thoughts
Tulip bulbs
Redder than red
Year after year

© Chèvrefeuille

OctPoWriMo 2015 – Acrostic – October 1, 2015


Story Book Heroes

Standing there bravely
Tall and thin by day
On my bookshelf they waited
Ready for me
Youthful readers
Bound in gold and red
One about a  princess
One an over worked maid …and
Knights in shining armour
Heralding mighty kings –
Earnest and honest
Riding white steeds –
Onward we travelled
Each evening at bed time
Staving off dangers as I fell asleep.

© G.s.k. ‘15

Hello Folks … here we are again – October – and I’ve decided once again to participate in the OctPoWriMo and you can read about how to participate and find some great prompts by clicking the link above which will lead you to the OctPoWriMo home page. For more Acrostic poems go HERE.

This poem is linked to:

Feather and Shadow – Acrostic – September 25, 2014

Note … this poem was first published on the 25th of September, but outside of the title it has been completely re-written.

Feather and Shadow

Feather laying on the grass,
Ethereal and light
A memento of a gull
Thoughtlessly left behind …
Heavenwards it flew away
Eastward towards the dawn,
Released from duty off it went
Away, from the noonday sun.
Noon bells peel in cacophony,
Down in the bustling town
Silently I turn to go,
Homeward bound I leave behind
All my fantasies …
Did a feather fly into the morn
Or was that just a dream?
Wistfully I wish, that somewhere it is real.

© G.s.k. ’15

I found this lovely quote on Imaginary Garden with Real Frogs … and think it’s beautiful:

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
― Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten


Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

Amazing Grace – Acrostic – October 9, 2014

Amazing Grace

Arrogant are the leaders
Moving religions today
Animists or monotheists
Zionists, Christians or Muslims …
Intoning their crude hymns of fire
Negate each other’s faith
Grazing upon the fear and hatred of our souls.

Greed and avarice abounds
Rending life from the innocent
Animosity’s supple reasoning
Creates illogical xenophobic doctrines
Evicting love from grace.


Arrogant, crude, supple (from 3 Word Wednesday)


Before the Battle Began – Shadorma-Acrostic – October 2, 2014

A Shadorma and Acrostic


Before the Battle Began (Shadorma and Acrostic)

good king stood
admiring his knights
tall and bright
in the night
before the battle began.

and he thought:
“I reign in God’s name
and these souls
these servants
are mine to use as I choose.”
before the battle began.

the crows flew
over the battle field
the ending
of man’s folly to conclude
without platitudes.

Brave were the knights
Ere the battle began
Forthright and true
On their horses so smart
Ready for combat
Eager to fight

The king
Honored and

Bowed to his men
And hailed
Them smiling
Thinking of victory
Loving his power
Ere the battle began

But the corpses soon lay
Evilly deformed
Gone was the joy
Nothing was gained.


Dawn Thoughts – June 27, 2014



cock crowed at five
lusty lad an early raiser
ladies a-waiting


Down through the valley I see,
Antennas growing everywhere.
Wonder who’s watching TV
Now that dawn draws nigh?
Insomniacs … All night zappers?
Night owls without a choice?
Gracefully the sun tops the hills.

(N.B. Transferred Acrostic to Menu)

American Sentences

Purple and grey, without majesty just another hazy morning.

My early morning, another’s late night – now that’s relativity!


Good morning and have a great day!  Bastet

(Through the Eye of Bastet – Morning Reflections)

Pooky’s Prompt# 18 Admiration Acrostic

Kevin Gordon - http://www.sleuthsayers.org/search/label/Kevin%20Gordon

Kevin Gordon – click on the link for credits

Nero Wolfe

Never do I tire of reading, Rex Stout’s omnia …
Even though I’ve read all his works in English and Italian!
Reading about that fat detective, makes me smile and laugh at once.
Oh how I love this guy and his side-kick Archie Goodwin!

When my days are full of strife, I search him out quite soon.
Once I’ve begun to read his tales, I just begin to melt.
Life seems somehow so much simplier, incredible but true.
Fantastic is his world of high class crime,
Entertaining and intelligent too!


Writing for Pooky’s Prompts was difficult this week because I have lots of favorite writers, but at the moment, I’m reading Nero Wolfe again…so I chose him for this acrostic. A week or so ago it would have been Terry Pratchett…or maybe Alessandro Baricco or the Brothers Grimm!

Rex Stout though has been a constant with me from my adolescence so it does seem appropriate to write about Nero Wolfe, my favorite detective along with Sherlock Holmes and Ellery Queen.

I searched for an illustration on the internet and this fantastic portrait came up on several sites…without credits!  So I enlarged the signature at the bottom of the picture and finally found the painter’s name and followed it to the blog linked to the portrait.  The original site of Kevin Gordan can be found HERE .


Acrostic – Khamseen

When spring comes to the Sahara
Ifrit in spirals fly through the sky
Nothing can be seen, when gritty sand flys
Dimming the sun itself …

When did the devils reach Europe
Ignoring the traditions of time
Now will we too have the Khamseen,
Driving us into our homes?

Wandering from it’s ancient home
Insistently blowing for days
Northern lands rocked by it’s might
Desert breeze visits our land.

Inspired by the acrostic about rain written by julesgemstonepages I wrote about our wind which has been blowing since Friday.


Shipwreck – Front and back Acrostic – NaPoWriMo – April 15, 2014

Shipwreck – front and back acrostic

Soggy winter, hoary wraith-like wisps,
Hauled my ship into water’s which,
Immobilized me with fear, tried and tried as might I,
Prod at the wretched prow to change its dip,
When the shoals  … somehow,
Reared up!  Clawing mercilessly at my rudder.
Egad! My ship would have to die!
(Callously, so that I could write this acrostic
Knowingly, I created in my mind, a shipwreck.)

WDBWP’s Monday Poetry Prompt #6 …Thanks dear Oloriel for a great prompt!