Day TEN: An ‘abcderian’  poem

Day TENNaPoWriMo 2015

Our resource for the day is Entropy, an online journal of literature that, besides its many fine articles and poems, also hosts great posts on submission opportunities, a small press database, and more.

And now for today’s prompt (optional, as always): Today I challenge you to write an abecedarian poem – a poem with a structure derived from the alphabet. There are a couple of ways of doing this. You could write a poem of 26 words, in which each word begins with a successive letter of the alphabet. You could write a poem of 26 lines, where each line begins with a successive letter. Or finally, if you’d prefer to narrow your focus, perhaps you could write a poem which focuses on a few letters, using words that repeat them.

A Diet Chart

Alongside butter churned

Delectably everyday from goats’-milk,

Healthy, invigorating juice keeps light 

My nutrition options !

Placidly quirky, refreshingly sumptuous,

This utter variety, wholesome (e)xtras,

Yield zest !

© Lakshmi S. Menon



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