Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm a poet and writer

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in magazines,

anthologies and online.

The River Goes to Sleep

Ripples leave their

Imprints on a soft and sandy rise,

Vines are dipping fingers while the

Evening winks her eyes;

Resting crimson ribbons round the river’s dusty sides.


The River Goes to Sleep is an acrostic poem, a fancy word for a fun idea. To make an acrostic poem you must start each line with the letter of a word or topic. In my poem I chose the word RIVER.

Maybe you could use your name? Each line could be something about you; your hobbies, favourite foods, pets, things you like or dislike? Try it! And have fun.



10 thoughts on “The River Goes to Sleep

  1. hi , my name is Cheyanne I come from Elizabeth north primary school I am in year 6 this year I am really enjoy the poem river goes
    to sleep I think that it is very descriptive in the word you put in . there was nothing wrong with the poem I love the poem river goes to
    sleep thank you for making the poems for us.


    • Hi Cheyanne, thank you so much for your comments. It is very good to know that you like reading poems and stories 🙂 Bye, Alys

    • Hi Layla, it is so nice to know that you found the poem relaxing – I think that rivers can be very relaxing, don’t you? Bye, Alys 🙂

  2. H appy when I am swimming
    A great lot of fun
    N ice warm water
    N o bad thoughts come over me
    A lways with my friends
    H appy as can be
    Loved your poem, here is one for you.

    • What a great acrostic poem, Hannah! Thank you so much for writing it for me 🙂 You have really made my day!!!! Bye, Alys

  3. Loved your acrostic poem Alys Jackson as always from Jacinta ❤️❤️😃😃⭐️⭐️👍👍

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