Write an acrostic poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word (downwards).
- Elizabeth it is in vain you say
"Love not" - thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breath it less gently forth - and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love - was cured of all beside -
His follie - pride - and passion - for he died.
- "An Acrostic" by Edgar Allan Poe
So create a poem in this format to enter the contest. The poem can be about anything. It can be based on one or more words. Creative approaches are welcomed. One entry per person. New entries only. Acrostic poetry only.
The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.
Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. EST.