Backlogged, behind the library

Above oak bark yet broken

There’s our leaf.

Milton, William Shakespeare?

Aching, trying to make trochees touch?

Naw, just printing out something for class.


Cool summer shade, guardian

Of tranquil readers. “Holy fuck!

My stem broke off—now

I am falling—first!—The day

Came!” Invisible autumnal

Sound of wind—the culprit.


And infinite interpretations on how

Really did the leaf fall? And where?

Even just learning names, the leaves’


Author, can be tricky. Don’t

Read too much into vein lines.

Try being significant when


There’s springtime in Australia

Or better stories yet unread

Or grass waiting on the ground


A*cros"tic (#) (#), n. [Gr. ; extreme + order, line, verse.]


A composition, usually in verse, in which the first or the last letters of the lines, or certain other letters, taken in order, form a name, word, phrase, or motto.


A Hebrew poem in which the lines or stanzas begin with the letters of the alphabet in regular order (as Psalm cxix.). See Abecedarian.

Double acrostic, a species of enigma<-- crossword puzzle -->, in which words are to be guessed whose initial and final letters form other words.


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A*cros"tic (#), A*cros"ti*al (#), n.

Pertaining to, or characterized by, acrostics.


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