#VerseLove – Acrostic

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Day 1 of 30 of #VerseLove (my April theme is Poems)

Bryan Ripley Crandall opens National Poetry Month at #VerseLove (come check it out at http://www.ethicalela.com) with an invitation to write an acrostic. Today, I’m writing a version of acrostic called a Hashtag Acrostic – an acrostic that is written with words that “hashtag” photos in words that capture personalities or hobbies. I’m hashtagging my 3 schnoodles – Boo Radley, Fitz, and Ollie – who bring pure joy to my life! They’re my Literary Trio. Boo Radley is named from a character who was behind a door in one scene of the book To Kill a Mockingbird (our Boo was abandoned in a duplex, found behind a door); Fitz came to us as Henry (he was, in fact, Henry David Thoreau reincarnated we believe, but we changed his name to Fitz for F. Scott Fitzgerald, the party animal of The Great Gatsby, in hopes that he would perk up…..but what’s in a name stuck with him at Henry and wouldn’t budge); and Ollie is named for my favorite poet, Mary Oliver, who reminds me to take note of the beauty of nature and all it reveals to us.





From left: Fitz, Boo Radley, Ollie – our schnoodles, October 2021

Isaiah 62:2 

The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give.

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