Strengthen Your Thinking - Flower Acrostic Poems

What is an acrostic?

An acrostic is a poem that is a form of ‘constrained’ writing. This means it is written in a specific way. The benefit of constrained writing is that it gives you a pattern for your poem, instead of starting with a blank sheet.

Acrostic poems work by writing a word vertically down the side of a page. We will call this word the ‘topic word.’ You then use each letter as the beginning of a line of poetry. Each line should relate back to the topic word in some way.




Down at a mouse’s eye-level

A scattering of pure white

In amongst the clouds of dandelions the

Sun plays with its yellow shadows. They are

Yours to pick and weave. 


Suzanne Batty





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