Monday, June 3, 2013

Monday Meme: Acrostic Poems

Reaching for the Stars

Strawberry brings us a new meme, and it's a really verbally creative one - Acrostic Poems are where you take a world, like your name or the name of a thing or place, and begin each line with that word. You can go for a more formal [letter] is for [word] format, or a much more casual use of the letter in the course of a poem, but all of them give you a quick and dirty way to describe something which harkens back to that inexorably. She encouraged us to do our names, maybe the words for Second Life or some other phase to describe our life on the grid. I was actually thinking about the words we use - how clunky Second Life is as a phrase, and how I tend to default to "the grid" when referring to it among people who know what I mean - wouldn't "The Grid" be a great name for a virtual world? So simple, yet so evocative.

D is for Dreamy; she lives in her head.
E is for Educated 'cause she reads in bed.
O is for Original: there's only one.
R is for Resourceful, though it's not fun.
I is for Idealistic! Lets save the world!
D is for Daft for her brains are swirled.
H is for Humorous - the bullshit is pure.
E is for Enlightened and she's so demure.

By Touch

Seeing people here and there
Emboldened on the land and air.
Can you understand the glee
Of creating everything you see?
Never seeming to reach the end -
Drive to create as we pretend. 

Live once or twice, it's all the same.
It could be living or a game.
Friends and foes we find all here.
Even as we pay for tier.
I once thought myself poetical, but I'm afraid the muscles are all rusty. I hope you enjoyed my few efforts, though - and if you feel moved, I'd much enjoy seeing your efforts in the comments or on your own blogs!

Tree Armpit

( More pictures here. )


Skin: De La Soul, Candace - Creamer
Hair: Wasabi Pills, Nikki (promotional)
Crown: Remarkable Oblivion, Once Upon a Crown
Eyes: De La Soul, Rainbow
Eyelashes 1: SLink, Mesh Lashes
Eyelashes 2: Flugeln Brise, 05-A
Eyeshadow 1: Mock, Liz Shadow in Magenta
Eyeshadow 2: Mock, Liz Shadow in Seeing Red
Lipstick: Mock, Bella Vetro Gloss
Ears: Illusions, Seelie Ears
Wings: Fancy Fairy, Azarelle
Hands: SLink, Enhanced Mesh Hands
Nails: Adore & Abhor, Bat Nails (promotional)
Dress: Blue Blood, Adele Pink
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui, Flutter Boots

Poses: Elephante

Location: Home Expo 4
Light Settings: EUPHORIA sleep warm
Water Settings: Glassy

Photographed by Deoridhe Quandry
Post processing: Cropping, only


  1. Wow, yours are amazing! I especially love the Second Life one.

  2. The two tricks to couplets - a thesaurus and a rhyming dictionary. 8D

  3. That is amazing, and great pics too!

  4. oh this was really well done! thank you for sharing :D

  5. I love them both!

  6. You are all so very kind, I don't know what to say.