Acrostic poem

In an acrostic poem, the first letter of each line spells a word. The word is the subject of the poem. Here is an acrostic poem, written by our Elevate artist David Davies, using the word ‘Northwards’ as inspiration:

close up of furry white clumps of old man's beard plant
Northwards, dreaming
Our moorings loosen
Released from lists and complications
Territories blurred, this midnight
Harbours our thoughts
Watching the vast silence flicker
Drifting into seal skin water
Still with the memory of snow


Have a go at writing your own acrostic poem – choose a wintery word and write it down the page to inspire words and lines from each letter. Here are some words to get you started or you can choose your own.

wintertime; frosty; chilly; December; hibernate; moonlight; snowflake; mittens; glistening; fireside