Today’s poetry form is called Palindrome Poetry. From Brewer,
The rules are simple enough:
You must use the same words in the first half of the poem as the second half, but
Reverse the order for the second half, and
Use a word in the middle as a bridge from the first half to the second half of the poem.
Soon Comes Christmas
believe in the magic
COVID be damned
be merry and bright
Christmas comes soon
soon comes Christmas
bright and merry be
damned be COVID
magic in the believe
Now to you…wanna try a Palindrome poem? Share a link in the comments below!
I am on a personal challenge to explore and write in 100+ different poetic forms. To assist me in this journey is Robert Lee Brewer’s The Complete Guide of Poetic Forms where he gives the form and an example. The Same Hopes is #16 in this collection I’m calling, very simply, 100+ Poetic Forms.
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