In honor of Tuesday's tribute I am highlighting poetry and how arranging words according to simple patterns can have such a profound effect on both the reader and the author.
This is one of those poems where the first letter of each line spells out something. This particular poem spells out what the poem is about— as well as the name of the poem itself:
I am Ivan the Great
victory is my only mate.
an unbeatable man upon the field
no soul can challenge my dauntless shield.
To fight the battle beneath the sun
however challenging 'til I have won
ever more I fight until they're done.
Gallant journeys I make
rowing from shore to shore.
endless treasures to take
and makes me all the more…
to always store my endless hate.
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.