FIREWORKS: An Acrostic Poem for the Fourth of July

By Elaine Magliaro

I wrote the following poem about a decade ago.

NOTE: An acrostic is a type of poem where the first, last, or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase. The most common form of an acrostic poem is where the first letters of each line spell out the word or phrase.

Fiery flowers bloom
In the night:
Roses, carnations…chrysanthemums, too,
Emerald green, red,
White, and blue. Silvery fountains spill
Out of the sky.
Rockets of gold sizzle and sigh.
Kaleidoscope colors cascading in space,
Showering glitter all over the place.




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1 Response to FIREWORKS: An Acrostic Poem for the Fourth of July

  1. I have a soft spot for the acrostic device, Elaine. I’ve got a story about it I’ll have to tell you about sometime out of camera.

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