Fun With Tea: Teatime Acrostic Poems

 

Teatime Acrostic Poems

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Acrostics were common in medieval literature and were often used to feature the name of the poet’s patron or to honor a saint. Could your quiet tea moment – enjoying teatime alone – be a poetry writing time?

An acrostic is a poem in which the letters in a word become the first letters of a line, spelling out a word or phrase. The word or phrase you choose can be the name of a friend, a favorite flower or place, or whatever you like. Teatime Acrostic Poems focus on words associated with tea drinking or with teas from around the world, tea culture or tea history. Just use your imagination to create your own teatime acrostic poems.

Teatime Acrostic Poems Can Be A Party Game:

Young children like to create acrostics with their own first name or the name of a family member.

Adults can challenge their creativity, even with simple “tea” words like our sample. Your group’s results might be hilarious or deeply moving. There are no rules!

Here’s one example with our tea activity theme:

 

Teatimes

by Nani Matana

 

Tasting,

Enjoying,

Allowing

Teatime

Intimacy,

Mellowness

Enveloping

Senses

Friend

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F    ____________________

R    ____________________

I     ____________________

E    ____________________

N    ____________________

D    ____________________

Tea

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T     ____________________

E     ____________________

A     ____________________

Family

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F     ____________________

A     ____________________

M    ____________________

I      ____________________

L     ____________________

Y     ____________________