Memory feeds imagination
Amy Tan, 1952 -
Sequences of letters that helps you remember a poem or other text
An acrostic is a sequence of letters
that helps you remember a poem or other text
GARBAGE a poem by Bruce Lansky (2002, www.GigglePoetry.com)
(Whose job is it to take out the garbage?)
Anchovies (from pizza I wouldn't eat)
Grapes (too ripe to eat)
Emptying the stinking bag (my job)
To memorize the planets:
Elizabeth it is in vain you say
"Love not" -- thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L.E.L.
Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breath it less gently forth -- and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love -- was cured of all beside --
His follie -- pride -- and passion -- for he died.