Spring poetry

Posted by: Deanna

The assignment this week on Homeschool Kids Write is acrostic poetry about spring.

Acrostic poetry is where you take a word and use each letter as the starting letter of the lines, so you can read it going down, It doesn’t have to rhyme, so it’s pretty easy. I really enjoyed this because poetry is one of my hobbies, so I am going to post several poems.


Feel the growing

Love the sunshine

Overarching branches

Weaving waving grasses

Ethreal petals of softest silk

Running foxes

Singing, swirling, bubbling, brooks.



The sunshine warming

Rivers wakened

Ever growing

Eagles soaring

Summer coming


Those are the ones I did about the light and fluffy parts of spring, but I also wrote one about lightning because huge storms with lots of thunder and lightning is one of my favorite parts of spring.


Long and jagged

Insistent, Ragged

Greased for speed

Hell’s own fire

Teeth of dragons

Never the same

Ire of heaven

Numbing killer

Golden death on bladed wings.


What do you think? I like the way the one about lightning turned out best, which one do you like?

This post is part of this week’sĀ Homeschool Kids Write project. Go see more!


  1. Oh, I like your vivid choice of words! “Jagged”, and “Ragged” were great words in Lightning, and I like the image of “Softest silk” in Flowers.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks for sharing. We tried our hand at it today!

  3. Lightning is the best. I love ’em! Acrostic poems are so much fun to write.

  4. I like the last one very interesting.

  5. Very nice poems. I like the one about lightning best. Nice job on the assignment. You are very creative. Keep up the great work.

  6. Natalie, thank you for the advice. I will keep that in mind next time I write a poem like these.
    Thank you for commenting!

  7. I love the flowers one, but I have a thing for flowers! great job, Deanna! You did a fantastic job! I have never been one who could write poetry! šŸ˜›

  8. Good job, Deanna! I thought they were all great!

    If I could point out one tiny little thing, though – in your first poem about flowers, all of the lines are about earthy things (plants, sun, and water) and very general (which I like, since then the reader can leave the details up to his or her imagination), except for the one about the fox. After all the greenery and natural resource type stuff, you suddenly change gears by naming a *specific* animal. I think it would flow better if you either stuck to more plant-life/sky/earth/whathaveyou in that line, or, at the very least, just be more general once you bring animals into the picture.

    Again, great work. Keep it up! šŸ™‚

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