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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.

Alys

 

20 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.

    YOU ARE A GOOD AUCHOR
    FROM CHEYANNE A FAN OF YOUR STORYS AND POEMES

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

  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 πŸ™‚ You have really made my day!!!! Bye, Alys

  3. Loved your acrostic poem Alys Jackson as always from Jacinta β€οΈβ€οΈπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒβ­οΈβ­οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘

  4. Loved the poem Alys just a reminder never given up because you are an amazing writer πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

    • Hi Amity, what a lovely comment! I’m very pleased you enjoyed the poem and I promise never to give up. Bye Alys πŸ™‚

  5. It reminds me of my holiday house at the river and i like going there i think you are really good at writing poems and stories keep up the good work from TamekaπŸ˜‡πŸΌβ€
    Tides go to sleep
    As the sun goes to sleep
    Moon rises
    Evening says goodnight
    kind people surround you
    As the moon goes to sleep

    • Thank you for your comments Tameka and what a lovely poem you have written! I think YOU are really good at writing poems too. Bye Alys πŸ™‚

    • Ahhh, thanks Natalee. I promise that I will never give up, and I hope that you never give up too. Bye Alys πŸ™‚ PS: I’m very glad you liked my poem.

  6. Hey Alys, I liked your idea of using something about something you must like. My acrostic poem would be
    Likable
    Exited all the time
    Xmas in July
    Interesting, fun and curious
    Love always Lexi

    • Thank you Tharinsa. I love writing acrostic poems. And poems about rivers are always relaxing…Bye Alys

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