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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Do Geese See God? for Real Toads

Over at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Grace has asked us to write a palindrome poem. She gave us three choices: a poem reading the same forward and backward by word; a poem reading the same forward and backward by letter; or a poem reading backward and forward by line. Check here to see the examples Grace provided.
I, of course, rebel. I did none of the above.
My title is a palindrome, and so is each line of my poem: each line, on its own, reads the same backward and forward.
Grace might say, "No, it is opposition," which is, itself, a palindrome.
But how often have you known me to (a) take things seriously, or (b) obey the rules? Hardly ever. To read submissions from poets who take rules seriously, click here and scroll down to the list.
Barnacle Goose, searching.
From Wikimedia Commons
Meanwhile, such as it is, here follows my palindromic contribution to poetic history:





Do Geese See God?



we few,
kayak
too, toot—
race car
radar
laid dial,
elite tile
drawn onward.
don’t nod,
sloop pools,
loops at a spool,
never odd or even,
no lemon, no melon,
nurses run,
pull up if I pull up!
now I won,
I did, did I?
party trap!
refer
my gym.
Hannah
harass Sarah,
Dennis sinned,
doom mood
devil lived
evil olive
dumb mud
stunt nuts.

Canada Goose, searching also.
Wikimedia, Dr. Kasambe, as above.




11 comments:

Grace said...

I like the string of letter palindrome Kay ~ This is actually difficult to do but you pulled this off with fun (stunt nuts), smiles ~

Thanks for linking up to Real Toads ~

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This sounds so much like the inside of my head, I think it scared me:)

Maggie Grace said...

Oh my. My head would explode trying to write what you wrote. Bravo!

Debbie Taillieu said...

You Rebel, you!

leon sims said...

My head hurts too - you are much more clever that I could ever be with words Kay

Susie Clevenger said...

Amazing! I could never write anything close to this!!

Loredana Donovan said...

The title itself is brilliant, and what a play with words you achieved! :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

My mind boggles at all these clever palindromes and you have pieced them together so they make sense in a holistic kind of way. I'm not surprised they did your bidding!

Hannah said...

Bravo indeed. I love what you created, Kay...my favorite is the lemon/melon combo! :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You are such a good person. I don't follow the rules and end up in deep doo-doo!

Ella said...

I love it! YOU brought a huge smile to my face ;D Bravo Kay!!