This abecedarian poem was fun to write. The first line begins with ‘z’ and ends with ‘a’, second line begins with ‘b’ and ends with ‘c’ and so on to the end. Most often in an abecedarius poem each line or stanza begins with the letters of the alphabet in their normal order, i.e. with 26 lines. Always a challenge …
zing-zanged when a
dared cut in my lane
forcing me to swing
hard right as I
jumped the brook
leapt over loam
nearly cut my head so
popped a pink tranq
released blue curses
torn from a tabu
virtually broken now
To Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.
what fun! how about starting the next line with the same letter that you ended the last one with: ie, first line starts with ‘a’, ends with ‘b’, second line starts with ‘b’ and ends with ‘c’, third line starts with ‘c’ and ends with ‘d’, and so on … 🙂
Now that’s a challenge! I’ll make a note and try it some time:-)
but not today.
I like it!! A beautiful composition done exceptionally for grown humans is just kind…….
Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:12:55 +0000 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
So glad you liked it; definitely a challenge to write!