Alphabetical April

Day Eighteen of National Poetry Writing Month! Today’s prompt from

write an abecedarian poem – a poem in which the word choice follows the words/order of the alphabet. You could write a very strict abecedarian poem, in which there are twenty-six words in alphabetical order, or you could write one in which each line begins with a word that follows the order of the alphabet. This is a prompt that lends itself well to a certain playfulness. Need some examples? Try this poem by Jessica Greenbaum, this one by Howard Nemerov or this one by John Bosworth.

My offering:

buds curling,
dense earth frees 
ground-harbored insects.
juncos, kits, larvae; 
Mother Nature opens,
poetic quatrains rustle,
spring’s timely unfolding,
verdant waves, 
xenial youthful zeal.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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3 Responses to Alphabetical April

  1. rubarbcough says:

    This is beautiful and FRESH. I love it!

    Liked by 1 person

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