#SOL19: Day 3 SOLSC

“Watch me. Watch me. Watch me. See . . . “

I watch.

I applaud.


So much energy. Chatter. Movement. Unrestrained joy.

Tis the season of dance!

No music needed.

It played in her mind,

Translated and

Choreographed into






Carefully chosen


What is an acrostic poem? What forms can they take? Which ones have you tried?

Some answers

How do acrostic poems find you?

Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Kelsey, Lanny, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum from Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here.

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16 responses

  1. Too funny, Fran. Great minds must think alike! My slice today shares some acrostic poems teachers wrote using MARCH. Yours is so beautiful I may share it with my dancing daughter!

    1. Paula,
      Love the poems your teachers wrote. So many forms for acrostics! 🙂

  2. Love this — tis the season indeed. I just might try an acrostic poem … loved the little slice in the beginning. I heard giggles. Were there giggles?

    1. Clare,
      Definitely giggles! Just dawned on me – no music playing. All in the dancer’s mind and transferred to mine. Thanks for jogging my memory! And I’m amazed that dance occurs in any outfit!

  3. Dance and poetry – a lovely combination.

    1. They just went together! So true!

  4. Volleying with friends this Sunday
    Because the play reminds me I have a body
    Always in my mind, I live disconnected from my
    Legs which take me to the
    Lives I teach other days of the week

    1. So clever, Sarah!
      There are just so many possibilities with acrostics. Hope your volleyball goes well. Alas, dreaded snow AGAIN!

  5. Dance is poetry in motion. Wait, wasn’t that a Johnny Tillotson song in the early 60’s? I always enjoyed doing acrostics with my students. It was always fun to see where their minds went.

    1. I think that was a song. Should have been. An acrostic as “idea generation” was always a better use of time than a “word search” – in my mind . . .!

  6. I’ve been remiss about writing poetry. I sometimes write a poetic slice, but it’s become rarer and rarer. Perhaps I’ll get up the courage to try some poetry this month.

    1. Stacey,
      I have not “analyzed” but it feels like I try more poetry in March and April than any other months. I could be wrong. Just guessing here. ❤

  7. I love how light-hearted this post is! And it really makes me wonder who is dancing?! 💃🏼 so lovely! Thanks for sharing your joy!

    1. Ah!
      Free Spirit!
      Yes, so glad you caught that!

  8. Now I’m left wondering about the dancer. What a lovely way to usher in a new month!

  9. […] respond, and connect.  It is a gift I give myself.  I was sparked by Paula Bourque and Fran McVeigh to try an acrostic poem to capture the spirit of #SOL […]

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