Any parent with a kid in elementary school has had to read at least a dozen acrostics. If you haven’t been so blessed, let me explain. These are the “poems” in which the first letter of each line spells out something that, one hopes, refers back to the meaning of said poem.
Mona could be found
Underneath, definitely not above,
Desk . . . strangely
Emitting smells most
Or . . .
Kneeling quietly, hand
Nearing the throat
In and out
Forward and side
Okay, I must be in an Edward Gorey kind of mood. I’m just writing the first things that come to mind.
Pretty little eyes of newt
Odiferous fungi from the inner forest
Immerse in alcohol for a week
Sit it in the sun until dry
Open a packet of arsenic for insurance
No, not in the pudding! Add it to the stew.
So does anyone else want to play? I’d say anything goes. But if you want to keep it to a mystery theme, that might be fun. Repeated words are fine by me.
Let’s see just how wild we can make this Wildcard Tuesday!