Friday, April 5, 2024

E is for Emerald

Good Words Alphabetically: E is for Emerald

I don't know how this came about, except I was ready to not rhyme.  And so I decided the easiest way for me to break from it, is an acrostic. Acrostics have lines that start with each letter of the word and have something to do with that word.  I also tried to give it a pleasing shape. 

I was going to do this for G is for Green, but then something happened and it became Emerald.  I truly don't remember how it morphed.  I do know I'd started the acrostic for green and then I had emerald going down the page under it and before I knew it i had stopped green and began this new poem using the en of green and the rest of emerald.  Boy, was I ticked off at myself when I came to and saw it.  I had to rearrange lines and delete.  But it came out fine.  

However it was still prepped to be published on my G day!  So I cut and pasted it here for E.  Now to go back and get rid of G is for Green, because it won't be.  

Was that interesting?  You don't have to read it.  You can skip to the poem and disregard my process...unless you have already read this.  Sorry. Lol! Too late.

Emerald Childhood

Eating wild strawberries and blueberries tangled in edens of green

Munching on chokecherries and sorrel (we called sourgrass)

Edibles both so tart they turned your mouth inside out

Ruminating on raspberries, thorns picking your skin

Apples sour, hard, and wormy noshed or thrown,

Lilac and clover nectar sipped at leisure

Days of emerald green knees.

by Donna JT Smith ©2024


  1. Replies
    1. Ugh! I thought I'd replied. I'm so reliable... at any rate, I'm glad you are enjoying them! Thanks for stopping by! I'm enjoying your ongoing mystery!

  2. I did read your explanation and it made me smile. So does the poem, lovely choice of words.

    1. Thanks, Karen. I had to just double check the poem to make sure I'd actually spelled EMERALD correctly!

  3. That is very nice! I love the "...tangled in edens of green."

  4. Jamie (
    This is great.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  5. I loved reading about your emerald childhood! Congrats on getting this big project going for NPM -- happy for you!


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