Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon Flower Challenge!
By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis
This challenge hosted by Unforgettable Books is to use a name of a flower as a stem to create an acrostic poem that describes why I like reading, blogging, or any other hobby of my choice.
For this challenge, I’m going to use one of my favourite flowers:
Shyness and solitude led me to quiet corners, a tree—the printed word.
A book in its binding held secrets I could decipher and imagine though
My eyeglass frames were too large for my face.
Pixie dust and punctuation were things I played with
As a child far long into my age.
Goethe’s Werther wasn’t the only one who wept.
Ulysses, Umberto Eco, and unicorns…
I asked of nothing more than the poet’s cadence—
The author’s reclusive pen.
And words delicate as the sampaguita, potent enough to come undone.
For more posts on the Summer Wrap-Up Read-a-Thon, you can visit here.
What’s your favourite flower?
What are your favourite hobbies?