How to Compose a Palindrome Poem

I think I have fallen in love the Palindrome poem. I have been fiddling with them since Philly Dreamer gave us the challenge to write one. I noticed that some of our friends didn’t quiet understand the process, so I am going to explain as I go. Everyone should love creating this type of poetry. It’s so much fun to do. The lines go first to last, then last to first. Using the very same lines with no variations. The following Palindrome is one I jotted down last night.

I wish I had a piece of pie           (This is the first line and also your last line.)

A piece of pie would rate so high  (This is the second line and also second to last line.)

Coconut or lemon cream              (This is the third line and also third from last line.)

Mama must be passing by            (This is the fourth line and also fourth from the last line.)

I can smell that piece of pie         ( This is the fifth line and also fifth from the last line.)

Mama made them oh so nice         (This is the sixth line and also sixth from the last line.)

I can almost feel her nigh             (This line repeats in the next line.)

I can almost feel her nigh             ( These two lines are not used again.)

Mama made them oh so nice

I can smell that piece of pie

Mama must be passing by

Coconut or lemon cream

A piece of pie would rate so high

I wish I had a piece of pie.

You can make your poem as long or short as you wish. Always repeat the two lines in the middle of the poem and continue. I hope you have as much fun with Palindrome poems as I do. Palindromes have revived my interest in poetry. I have always enjoyed poetry and I don’t have an idea of how many poems I have created. Since I’ve published on Triond I have let my creative writing slip. Mainly because my poetry doesn’t earn as much as informational articles do. Anyway, I find I still love it, so don’t be surprised if I publish more poetry.

Ruby’s poetry:

http://authspot.com/poetry/go-sarah-go/

http://authspot.com/poetry/long-summer-days/

http://authspot.com/poetry/muddy-ducks/

http://authspot.com/poetry/wasn’t-it-sweet/

http://authspot.com/poetry/silver-moon/

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  1. Posted February 17, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The Palindrome really is quitespecial isn’t it? You should pop in to Hub Pages and find out what challenges Philly is setting there. I’ve just finished one of his – Child abuse was the theme. So difficult but i’m pleased with the end result.

    Here it is if you want to look:
    A Hopeless Corner of My Mind
    http://sheilanewton.hubpages.com/hub/A-Hopeless-Corner-of-My-Mind

  2. Posted February 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    How fun! Now I want a piece of pi,e.

  3. Posted February 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    worth learning..

  4. Posted February 17, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Great post, and it makes me want to try this variation of poetry next!

  5. Posted February 17, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Palindrome poem is interesting and worthy to give it a try. Look forward to reading more palindrome poems from you. Enjoy writing.

  6. Posted February 18, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Thanks..

  7. Posted February 18, 2012 at 2:48 am

    Thanks for the share, interesting :)

  8. Posted February 18, 2012 at 3:23 am

    These are hard poems to right as there are three differents styles in which to write them. I am like you and find them really interesting. I just wish poems and fictional stories made as much money as non-fiction articles do.

  9. Posted February 18, 2012 at 5:10 am

    ha ha ha , very interesting…

  10. Posted February 18, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Thankx honey:)

  11. Posted February 18, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I hadn’t heard of this type of poetry before. Very helpful. Thank you so much. (I love your Muddy Ducks poem by the way – only one read so far). :-)

  12. Posted February 18, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Palindrome poem, I have never heard about it. Thanks for sharing the concept.

  13. Posted February 18, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    interesting…
    THIS is what I’ve been doing lately :P http://musicouch.com/musicouching/my-newest-and-most-favorite-way-to-now-make-money-online-doing-music-reviews/

  14. Posted February 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Thanks for the tips, Ruby :)

  15. Posted February 19, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Nice read

  16. Posted February 19, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Love it. Never heard of these poems before!

  17. Posted February 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Great, I did not know you write poetry as well. I am looking forward to reading more of your poems and I will have to try this type of poetry too, seems like lots of fun :)

  18. Posted February 19, 2012 at 11:18 am

    I’m glad you enjoyed the challenge so much.

  19. Posted February 19, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Take a look at my poem..

    When I look Into your Eyes
    http://authspot.com/poetry/when-i-look-into-your-eyes-2/

  20. Posted February 20, 2012 at 1:24 am

    nice explanation… I don’t know when I will try it, but thank you ^_^

  21. Posted February 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I did have a go at this. Several goes in fact. But I just couldn’t get anything to the point where I thought it was worth posting. Finding this particular group of forms really rather difficult!

  22. Posted February 21, 2012 at 1:34 am

    a fun poetry type to try. Thanks Ruby for educating us more clearly regrading this one.

  23. Posted February 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for sharing this helpful item of poetry.

  24. Posted February 21, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Sure this will help the poets around here

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