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.
67 thoughts on “The River Goes to Sleep”
I liked how you thought of this Amazing poem and how made it a acrostic poem.
Acrostic poems are so much fun to write! I highly recommend giving it a go, if you have time 😊😊 Thanks Ranulaka
That was a great poem.
Lovely acrostic reply Gina!! It’s lots of fun trying to write, isn’t it?! Alys 😊
Yes it was really fun writing an acrostic poem!
Dear Alys I love acrostic poems it’s my favourite tipe of poem so here’s mine
Thank you for sending me your acrostic poem, Yehanya. They are great fun to write, aren’t they?! 😊 Alys
Here is my acrostic poem (hope you like it) :
I LOVE your acrostic poem, Thinara – and you are definitely ALL of those things, because your comments are always Thoughtful, Happy, Intelligent, Nice, Amazing, Respectful and Awesome. Well done! Alys 👌👏👍😊
I liked this acrostic poem on river. You made this poem beautiful with your magic words. I’m trying my best in this one. I hope you like it.
I – Integrity
T- twisties, my favourite snack😀
Hi Ishrit. I’m sorry to take so long to reply. I have been away. I absolutely LOVE your acrostic poem. I think you have chosen some very powerful and very important words – and I adore twisties 😄😝. I think you should try writing lots more poetry!! Alys
I loved this poem. I DON’T like writing acrostic poems because they are way to hard for me
but I do like reading them and yours is the best one yet. Can you please give me 3 tips on
how to write an acrostic poem? And how long did it take for you to come up with this
pleases tell me.`
Hi Tiaana, yes acrostic poems can be difficult. Maybe try thinking about a topic you really love. I don’t know. Maybe…a hobby or a time of year. You will need then need to choose a word for the poem. Next brainstorm and write down as many words that you can think of that match the topic you choose. You might well come up with some words that will be perfect to start each sentence in an acrostic poem. Tricky but fun to try 🙂 Alys Please show me your poem, if you have a go!! And good luck. Every poem is a good poem…
I really liked your poetry. I love acrostic poems and I love how you used great descriptive words.
Thank you Janna, it’s lovely to hear that you enjoy acrostic poems. They can be such fun to write. I wonder if you have ever tried writing one using the letters in your name?! 😉 Alys
I like this type of poem, you can describe the topic without having to find rymthing words, it’s something hard to find rymthing words. Reading your poem it gets you imagining the scene.
Thank you Xavier. I enjoy writing acrostic poetry because it’s such fun to try and find the best words for the topic. How about giving it a go using ‘your favourite hobby’ perhaps. Alys 😁
Your peom is relaxing. I like that this style of peom can be quick and simple to write.
Yes, it is relaxing to write,too. You should try writing one using the initials of your name 😉 Alys
Hi Alys,I loved the words you choose to describe the word RIVER.
Here is mine 👏????
J – joyful
A – awesome
P – playful
L – lovely.
E – excellent
E – elegant
N – never sad
Like it? Can you please suggest some
LOVE it Japleen! You sound like an amazing person – Never sad – wow. You must be very positive. You asked for some more words (to make an acrostic poem?) … How about: waterfall or summer. Can you make a poem to describe these words? Alys 🙂
I really like this poem because l love the river. My Aunty lives in Waikerie and she lives right near the river.
My name is Mikayla and my friends and I make acrostic poems with each other’s names all the time, but I didn’t know that they were called acrostic poems.
That’s great to hear Mikayla. Acrostic poems are such fun. I must admit I’ve never tried making one using my name…must give it a go 🙂 Alys
Great poem. I like how it rhymes and the acrostic touch. It is really relaxing and I wouldn’t change a thing.
Thank you Matilda. It’s nice to know that the poem makes you feel relaxed. Acrostic poems are such fun to write 🙂 Alys
New kid in school
was the best
never gave up
Wow Nuwin. I love your acrostic poem. You have written a great image of yourself as the new kid. I love the fact that you never gave up. Keep up the amazing ideas. Alys 🙂
New kid in school
Was the best at everything
Is the worst at nothing
No one could beat him
Another acrostic poem Nuwin. You have a wonderful imagination and a great way with words. Keep writing! Alys 🙂
I really like this poem it is really relaxing.
Thank you Roshnai. Poems can paint beautiful pictures that are relaxing to read and leave wonderful images in our minds. Alys 🙂
I love this poem Alys!
Hobbies of reading and sleeping
Interesting inquries and
Soft ball playing
Another busy day
Maybe another calm day
Aren’t I busy like a little bumble bee!
Thank you Thisama. And what a fantastic acrostic poem you have written. I love the ending. You do certainly sound very buzzy, I mean busy. 🙂 Bye Alys
I really enjoyed this poem
Clever poem Yenuli!! I think you enjoy poems a lot 🙂 Bye Alys
Yes I love poems
Thanks Montana. 🙂
This poem made me relaxed and calm and I highly recommend for you to continue writing more acrostic poems. The use of personification was quite smart and made me feel as if the river were alive.
Hi Chomilka, thank you for the lovely comments, and I will definitely continue writing acrostic poems. 🙂 Bye Alys
I loved your acrostic poem. Last week I did a acrostic poem at school the word was “WITCHES CODROBE”. I enjoyed that.
T The king of elephants
I Interested in sports
R Run like a Cheetah
A Animal lover (except snakes)
T Tidy (not my sister)
H Helpful & happy
Lovely acrostic poem Tirath. And I absolutely love the comments in brackets! How very clever. And they made me laugh, too. 🙂 Bye Alys
Hi Alys, great use of personification in this poem. I really like it and at school we’ve been doing a lot of poems.
That’s great to hear, Thenumi. Poetry is such a wonderful way to express how you feel about things. And so much fun to read 🙂 Bye Alys
Its like a game. I tried with my friends. Thanks for the idea
Wow, I hadn’t thought about it as a game. I guess you’re right. I’m pleased that you tried it out with your friends. See you 🙂 Alys
Hi Alys Jackson
I really loved you acrostic river poem.
It made me fell relaxed.
Thank you Tharinsa. I love writing acrostic poems. And poems about rivers are always relaxing…Bye Alys
Hey Alys, I liked your idea of using something about something you must like. My acrostic poem would be
Exited all the time
Xmas in July
Interesting, fun and curious
Love always Lexi
Wow, Lexi. That is an amazing acrostic poem!! I love the idea of xmas in July. Bye Alys
Hi Alys I really loved your poetry it was really interesting I think you should never give up
Ahhh, thanks Natalee. I promise that I will never give up, and I hope that you never give up too. Bye Alys 🙂 PS: I’m very glad you liked my poem.
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 Tameka😇🐼❤
Tides go to sleep
As the sun goes to sleep
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 🙂
Loved the poem Alys just a reminder never given up because you are an amazing writer 😀😀😀
Hi Amity, what a lovely comment! I’m very pleased you enjoyed the poem and I promise never to give up. Bye Alys 🙂
Loved your acrostic poem Alys Jackson as always from Jacinta ❤️❤️😃😃⭐️⭐️👍👍
Thank you Jacinta! I love writing acrostic poems – such fun! Bye, Alys
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
Thank you Joshua. Bye, Alys
Hi my name is Layla, and I really liked the poem. I found it very relaxing.
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 🙂
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 🙂 Bye, Alys