INFORM POETS – PALINDROME
Since Hannah reads the same both forward and backward…
A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward. It stems from the Greek word palindromos: palin, meaning again, and dromos, meaning a running. Combining the two together, the Greek meaning gives us, running back again…
Shown below are examples of the word-unit palindrome. The carefully placed words form the same sentence, whether it is read forward or backward. For example, ‘Mirrored images reflect images mirrored’ which includes a word in the center as a reversal point for the sentence or even the poem.
given options, taken liberties.
Good for one, is good for another.
Slightly nodded, acknowledge approval,
assured, thoughts the same, conjoined spirits.
spirits conjoined, same the thoughts. Assured.
Approval acknowledged, nodded slightly.
Another for good is, one for good.
Liberties taken, options given.
Copyright © 2014 Walter J Wojtanik
ancient and archetypal-
fragments of light,
shards of shadow,
swirling together waiting;
hoping for spilling.
Swelling and surging
eventually paint and ink-
colors struggle and thrive;
heart and soul,
Canvas of mind
mind of canvas.
soul and heart
thrive and struggle colors-
ink and paint eventually,
surging and swelling
spilling for hoping-
waiting together swirling;
shadow of shards-
light of fragments.
archetypal and ancient-
Copyright © Hannah Gosselin 2014