Whew! I cannot believe it is the end of April already. I’ve been following Like Mercury Colliding. For the entire month of April she has participated in a poetry challenge, writing and posting a poem a day. Wow, I know I couldn’t do it and think that’s an awesome accomplishment!
Also, congratulations for everyone who participated in the A-Z challenge this month. I did not. However, I have enjoyed reading your posts and think it is an accomplishment as well.
Today I am exploring the Reverse Poem. A Reverse Poem is a freeform verse. The masters of this form write lines and lines…I feel lucky to have pulled out 14! Here’s the definition: Reverse poetry is a poem that can be read forwards one way and have a meaning, but also be read backwards and have another different meaning. A type of ‘reverse‘ writing is called a palindrome. Palindrome comes from the Greek words “palin” (again or back) and “dramein” (to run).
As you can imagine it’s a bit tricky. I have seen other variations of this type of poem, the Palindrome (which is a mirror image poem with a break in between) and a form that some of you have tried this week from a NaPoWriMo Poetry challenge that prompted you to write a poem backwards (which also should be read from the bottom up). The
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