“This prompt challenges you to find a poem, and then write a new poem that has the shape of the original, and in which every line starts with the first letter of the corresponding line in the original poem.”
I have selected I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth as my inspiration.
I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.
And my lines are below:
I walked alone on the dark shore,
That was lit by the lingering light,
When the crimson sky mellowed,
Aquamarine waters turning aglow,
Beautiful caesious dazzle,
Flaunting on the seas.
Careful footprints on the sands of time,
And caressed by the blue waters,
They erased what I wilfully left,
A lapse to etch on shores not mine,
They mocked me for my dare,
Tides turned to wipe away all that was there.
Tiny and big waves rolled from afar,
Obdurately furious and loud,
Arraying a shaft of fury on sands,
Indicting them for their travesty,
In hosting the alien steps on their shores,
With a soul that was no more.
Fading light and the luminescent grey,
Infinite palette of radiating sheen,
That showed the way to heaven,
Where the dismal darkness was dispelled,
A plethora of mirthful hues,
A detached idyllic repose.