Mesostic Poems

Poetry comes, like people, in many shapes and sizes. I loved these Mesostic poems I found in the Yorkshire Sculpture Park when I went to see the Miro exhibition a few weeks ago.

The poems, all by Alec Finlay, celebrate nature. Displayed in a greenhouse, each poem has been ‘planted’ in a terracotta pot. Isn’t it a clever idea?  So simple to imitate, too.

I’ve tried a mesostic poem of my own. Tonight, Huddersfield Town FC play Milton Keynes Dons in the second leg of the semi-final of the League One play-offs. We beat MK Dons 0-2 on Saturday but anything is possible in football so I’m nervous about the match this evening.

Here’s my poem:






Why not try writing one of your own. Beware – it’s not as easy as it looks!





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