Thundersnow

It is time to make a switch. I’m in the mood to write a series of acrostic poems. I’ve tackled the task before, but I would like to explore this style of poetry again. It fits my challenge to select different forms of poetry that start with a certain letter during the month. I selected the letter A for January. The acrostic poem has been around for centuries. The first record of the use of this style was in the prophecies of the Sibyl. Legend implies that these poems predict the Trojan War and other historical events. Samples of this poetry also were discovered at Pompeii. I am not hinting that I am writing prophetic poetry. I simply enjoy writing in this style. This acrostic poem is called Thundersnow.

Definition of an acrostic poem and its relationship to Thundersnow

 An acrostic poem starts when the poet uses the first letter of each line of verse to form a word, phrase, or sentence. The poem deals with the subject of the letters selected to form a stream of thought. The poem doesn’t have any rules concerning meter or rhythm. A poet may try to do both, but there is no rule regarding how the poem should be formed, except the first letter of each line must have a special meaning.

Thundersnow 
This is a weird atmospheric event
Hot air collides with a cold energy
Unique in its loud sound and density
Naked in the sad, dark need to be spent
Dreadful on a cloy perilous power
Electric discharge of cold energy
Random idea of a rain shower
Snow starts to fall from the grizzly gray sky 
Nothing makes sense now as you wonder why
Once things turn odd, they keep going that way
Witness thundersnow at the break of day

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

4 thoughts on “Thundersnow

  1. So true. “Once things turn odd, they keep going that way.” And it usually keeps going for much longer than we would like to see. Wish some luck, things would get better in 2023…

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