Acrostic Madness (Musical Acrostic)

I’ve decided to post an extra challenge this week, just in case my Limerick-Offs aren’t keeping you busy enough. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write an ACROSTIC poem that has something to do with MUSIC, in any form you choose, be it limerick, haiku, quatrain, tanka, etc.

What’s an acrostic poem?

In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line should, taken together, spell out the topic of your poem.

I’ll illustrate with an acrostic limerick, bolding the first letter of each line, for emphasis:

Oh the sound of this instrument’s glorious,
But playing it’s rather laborious.
Out a thin double reed
Emerge notes that indeed
Sound sweetly intense, or uproarious.

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6 Responses to “Acrostic Madness (Musical Acrostic)”

  1. Linda EH says:

    I haven’t written an acrostic in a while. (in fact I haven’t written much of anything in a while) Maybe this is the kick I need. Thanks, Mad. I’ll try to write something when I get home today.

  2. RJ Clarken says:

    Songs with notes (musically)
    that are A, B, and so forth, through G
    are the ones that each need
    for beat, measure and speed,
    five lines with a clef sign. That’s key.

  3. Ailsa McKillop says:

    Cathedral so ancient, in pure Gothic splendour
    High vaulted roof inner peace does engender
    Organist vibrantly, thrillingly graces
    Immaculate purity of trebles and basses
    Rich tradition of England, her Church’s old rite, on
    Sundays her evensong: choral delight

  4. Fred Bortz says:

    I didn’t start to write a limerick, but I can’t help myself. Adding a title line gives us this:

    That’s it!
    I can’t stand his tremulous tones.
    Now shrieking, now grating, now moans.
    Everyone hates it,
    And no one debates: It
    Raucously rattles my bones.

  5. Remember to practice your part
    Ev’ry day to the end from the start
    Have a restez and then
    Encore through it again
    And of course you should learn it by heart

    Rosin lightly before you begin
    Syncopate to be heard through the din
    And if something goes wrong
    Like you butcher the song
    “Say la vie”, you’re the third violin

  6. Mark Kane says:

    Playing on it, I search for a song.
    I hope I’ll succeed, You’ll sing along?
    And you can then hide
    Notes they’ll never abide,
    Or surely they’ll give me the gong.