Poetry Challenge #119

Holiday Acrostic—Lights

Iridescence of Lights

 “Tis the hap happiest season of all,” the song goes. And so it is this year as Christmas (Dec. 25), Hanukkah (Dec 22-30) and Kwanzaa (Dec 26-Jan 1) converge, we are smack dab in the midst of the festivities. One way these holidays are celebrated is with lights! Lights! Lights! Lights!

In celebration of the holidays, write an acrostic poem about your holiday traditions. An acrostic poem uses the letter of a topic word or words to create a poem.

1. Write the word “Light” (or another holiday-related word) vertically down the length of a page.

2. For each letter, write a related word or idea beginning with that letter extending out horizontally.

3. Take a few moments to refine your poem. Try adding or changing some words to add interest, rhythm or rhyme to your poem.

4. Select your favorite word or image to be the title of your poem.



Iridescent rainbow

Glimmering strands of

Holiday magic


Stars show the way home

Happy Holidays Y’all!

Christmas: https://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/fun-interesting-christmas-facts-for-kids/

Hanukkah: https://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/806884/hanukkah-facts-for-children/

Kwanzaa: https://www.kidsplayandcreate.com/fun-kwanzaa-facts-for-kids/

Acrostic: https://poetry4ever.com/acrostic

Set your timer for 7 minutes

Don’t think about it too much; just do it!

Start writing!

Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1300 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.