An abecedarian poem
It is a special form of an acrostic poem, in which the initial letters of the words beginning each line or stanza spell out the alphabet in order. It is quite challenging but no rhymes are needed nor a particular syllabic count. Just pick a topic and starting with A, go all the way to Z.
Here are the beginning lines of one of abecedarian poems:
Alleluia is chanted from Christian mouths
Because it expresses for all of us
Christs victory over the finality of
Death. We mourn Good Friday, then celebrate
Easter, the holiest day that proves to all
Forever that Jesus is the Son of the Living
One poem per poet.
Deadline: June 12, 2009 (my birthday!)
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