A friend of mine tweeted at me – suggesting I join in a game of acrostics … This might seem a little esoteric for those not exposed to the beauty of Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane‘s (who has the best twitter stream in the history of twitter … if you don’t believe me, go visit!) new book, The Lost Words – but those of you who have met it will understand immediately.
I was assured that it would be fun … write an acrostic on your favourite animal …
For example twitterer @teacherglitter went with:
Cooperation is ambiguous;
Anomalies of sense and reasoning-
The epitome of singularity.
@eylanezekiel also went for a short one:
@mrfinch flew with this one:
Whirls and wheels.
In between the slates and skies,
Fierce poetry of curlicues.
Tumbling out of our world and into heaven’s.
So I had to give it a go. I am no poet – but I do love words and wordplay … as I am sure many of you do too. So have a read of my little effort and then start building your own. Add them to the comments – and I will make sure that Rob and Jackie get to see them!
Divining routes through roots and leaves,
Grazing on grubs;
Everybody loves you for being so at
Home in your ancient prickly body.
Only now our love is not enough;
Going, going, gone?
3 thoughts on “Lost Words inspiration …”
Only the deep darkness knows your name, Hushwing,
Wandering the field’s edge with slow flapping flight,
Leaping from black skies carrying curved death on sickle-sharp claws.
that is lovely – and sorry to be missing you in Kendal – I am having a few days that are like your entire autumn I imagine!
Swarming in a november sky
round and round they fly
looping, ten hundred and more
now plunging to dark woods
gone this murmuration
stillness cloaks a wintry dusk