Acrostic Sonnet

Strictly not a variation of a sonnet in its own right but more of a decorative poetic effect which can be used on any variant the poet chooses.

Structure: As per sonnet variation used

Meter: As per sonnet variation used

Rhyme Scheme: As per sonnet variation used

Note: The first letter of each line forms a word or phrase

Example: Passion and Love by Jez Farmer

Powerful love embraces deep inside
A heart; and the mind surrenders to it
Sad doubts fade, washed out by the turning tide
Swept away as feelings and words admit
It is love that makes the heart sing desire
Old tunes of wanting that grows by the day
Needing the only one who sparked that fire
Arousing senses into disarray
No rose hued shades deny depth of feelings
Driving onward to reach this love again
Lingering in the bliss of its healing
Organic and sweet as the summer rain
Verses of rhyme cannot hold it within
Echoing what lies deep beneath the skin

©JG Farmer 2015

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