Tag Archives: acrostic

Password, acrostic

Hello and Happy New year 2018! That’s a valid thing to say throughout January, so I’m totally up-to-date. Here is something small for today.


Protocol requires that
All access is allowed in exchange for a
Suitable code –
Something cryptic
Only the chosen few can
Down the road

(c) 2018, MK

Did you recognise it? It’s an acrostic, and it was written for Poetic Asides, Wednesday Prompt #421. With plenty of cool verse over there.

who do you think you are


A very good question, asked by Marie Elena and Walt at Poetic Bloomings – Prompt #66


Mellow as a rotting melon

Arrogant beyond belief and reason

Raw and rigid as barbarian

Interested in plenty things, ignorant of most

Young in spirit, yawning all the time

Ambitious to leave a trace, futile.


Kilograms of tears, kilotons of explosion – all too easily spent

Outstanding when it comes to theory

Loving mainly herself

Enthusiastic to dive in regular depressions

Very hard to please, impossible to live with

After all that above, should we really care?


2012, Mariya Koleva


ONSET, Limerick and Acrostic

Today my blog features a fun Two-in-One experience, combining the Acrostic with the Limerick. The prompt I acted upon could be found here: Acrostic Only

Limerick – ONSET


One fellow took off for the town

Not knowing that he had no gown

So the moment he went

Every eye was content

To enjoy at that beautiful clown.


© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Rhythm, Day 24

NaPoWriMo, Day 24

1. Acrostic Only, SW – Rhythm

Rhythm rules the abyss

Hailing over dead wood

You wasted time alone

Timeless patterns get you

Hunting on your own

Mindful, random and forlorn.

2. Poetic Asides – Morning 

Blue highways
Rolling over
Your sleepiness 

On that blissful verge
Your dreamy blinks abide 

Still sleepy self can feel
The blue outside
Where birds are chirring 

Is there coffee steaming?

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

No dice, Day 22

NaPoWriMo, Day 22

Magpie Tales #114

Acrostic Only (TW) – No Dice

Being Poetry – Dreams

No dreams
Ordinary spells 

Dreaming underwater
Isolated perfectly
Casket around
Equally forgotten

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image by Alex Stoddart

No reason, Acrostic

Acrostic Only, March prompts:

#TW No Reason

N either here nor there

O r, in fact, anywhere


R everies invite us off

E scaping any real cause

A nd just skating through

S lopes and crossing planes

O nly listening to sounds

N ot looking for results


© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Cupcake, Acrostic

The Acrostic Only prompt for Food and Drink in March is CUPCAKE. I tried my hand at a Septilla. Just for the record, there are many nice septet forms. I found it hard to pick one. I am not a great lover of cupcakes, but can’t deny they have appealing looks 🙂

#F&D Cupcake
C upping my hands
U nder false pretence
P utting chill away
C uddling the reserve
A waiting the rebirth
K eeping warmer ways
E njoying sweet stands

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: Beautiful and helpful recipes web site by Average Betty

Vietnam, Acrostic


Acrostic Only, March prompts

#ATW – Vietnam

V elvety, elaborate
I   dive.
E arth shaking
T o collide
N ot far
A bove those
M ornings after.

© 2012 Mariya Koleva

Image courtesy: 2mko excursions

Opera – Acrostic Only

Acrostic Only – Music and Dance

Overture will
Press my
Ears to
Regret my

© 2011 Mariya Koleva

MELANCHOLY – Acrostic (Emotions)

I finally got the rules – for the regular prompts I need to keep a word count on all lines, but who’s to stop me from breaking the rules? 😉 The truth is, I wrote these several acrostics before I realised there were rules and the other thing is I find it hard to alter these poems as yet. Maybe later, aligator 😉

So, here is my offering on the September prompt of Emotions: (strange, this one is almost within the rule, but not quite)


Mild waves
Enjoying the
Limitless endevour of
Angry passions
Never truly
Crossing my
Head, but
Lying in wait
Yet to come out and play.

© 2011 Mariya Koleva