Saturday, December 25, 2010

Twelfth Day Of Christmas - A Poem

for MJ
Making merry and swinging like a pluM
Eastern lights shining, blinding every elsE
Ring ‘em sweet chiming Christmas bells, get togetheR
Raise your voices sing songs of foreveR
You and me, call ‘em guys, let’s get happY
Christmas is here, all feelings’ poetiC
Hollies and Ivies and joy’s a dime’s wortH
Rocking till dawn well, that’s a whole notheR
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere, I
Sense the magic too, boiling ecstasieS
Tell me there’s a chicken in every poT
Medley of Christmas from J5’s albuM
Assault the air, inciting euphoriA
Said, they saw Mommy kissing Santa ClauS

This style of poetry is called an acrosonnet. A form of poetry I invented. ; ) It’s a combination of two other forms of poetry, an acrostic and a sonnet. A sonnet is a 14-line poem written in iambic pentameter (10 syllables in each line); an acrostic is a verse derived by starting each line with a letter from a chosen word or phrase. What you have here is the word Merry Christmas used in a double acrosonnet. Read in sequence the first letters and the last letters of each line form the phrase Merry Christmas.

I have taken liberty to deviate from a standard sonnet rhyme scheme to achieve this.

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