Springtime alphabet – poem

Apple

Blossom

Can’t

Dance

Enough

It’s the springtime boogie-woogie

Frog

Gives

His

Improvisational

Jazz

It’s the may-blossom medley

Kiss

Like

Moviestars

Nibbling

On

Popcorn

We’re just the audience, the show’s over there

Quiet

Rumblings

Sweet

Tumblings

Springtime loving loving loving in the air

Unctuous

Vines

Wind

Everything’s growing like a new beginning

Xxx

Your

Zephyr

I’m the breeze on your skin, just skimming.

Day 19 of NaPoWriMo and we are asked to write a abecedarian poem – an alphabet poem. The formatting on WordPress is so limited. I want to write in single line spacing. There must be a way of doing that? It’s not like poets are a freaky minority demanding something weird. Single line spacing is a pretty standard way of writing a poem. I did this on Word, but the formatting just gets lost. Drives me mad. Linking to dVerse, too, even though this is not the poem I’m proudest of.

14 thoughts on “Springtime alphabet – poem

    • BTW, Sarah, you wrote on my blog: “Sabio, you keep writing poems about how difficult you find the villanelle, …” But actually, none of them were about villanelle and the last one in jest. I actually love rhyme, but also free verse. This is the first alphabet poem I have really enjoyed.

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  1. Your abecedarian poem is delightful, Sarah. I agree about the formatting on WordPress but you can switch to html mode and delete the lines in between. What I enjoyed about this poem is that it reads down like a cue card, it’s also a letter from a Zephyr and it has the cutest asides, especially‘It’s the springtime boogie-woogie’ and ‘I’m the breeze on your skin, just skimming’!

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  2. My first alphabet poem. I’m intrigued. (I share your frustration re line spacing and format. I have a similar problem with centering.)

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  3. That has a wonderful beat to it Sarah! Delightful!

    Switch to HTML editor on wordpress.. that’s what I do if I want a single spacing.. it’s so annoying sometimes when I do all the formatting and then paste it on wordpress and everything goes haywire!

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