Who’s inside my suitcase-heart? It’s for you to find out. ❤
Inside My Suitcase-Heart: A Double Acrostic*
Mind’s amazed with Taj
yet I don’t want to
let grandiose acts
obscure essence of love.
Vivid sincere acts that sweep,
enough, ‘cause my heart’s easy to reach.
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Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form.
Double Acrostic was a popular verse in the 1800s apparently spurred by Queen Victoria’s favoritism. She is said to have used this technique in her own writing. It was sometimes viewed more as a puzzle to be solved than a verse form. The verse can either spell the same word down the first letter of each line margin and the lastletter of each line margin or spell a word or phrase down the first letter of the line and another word or phrase up the last letter of the line.
This piece is said to have been written by Queen Victoria and was found at
Poems of Today and Yesterday
You figured it out? 😀
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