Saturday, 25 December 2021

The frontier of poetry: The PALINKU

  In this post, we will introduce a novel form of poetic wordplay. Inspired by Japanese haiku poetry, this new form is used for a terse verse with a total of 17 syllables displayed on three lines. Unlike its classic Japanese analogue, this concoction does not mandate the precise distribution of the syllables among the three lines, but does stipulate that each word in the poem be included in a palindromic phrase or sentence in English (i.e. one that can be read either forwards or backwards). 

  To help the reader discern the origin of the lyrics, each palindrome (generally occupying one of the three lines of the poem) has been color-coded. Not surprisingly, our first collection of these poems offers seventeen examples. 

 














































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Friday, 24 December 2021

not before we need it: PLANET-SAVING VERSE






















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Thursday, 23 December 2021

EXOTIC TRAVEL DESTINATIONS





















photo courtesy of Uncommon Solutions
Florida; armadillos; travel destinations




















Beach near harbour at Agios Giorgios, Heraklia





Learn more about this intriguing off-the-beaten-track island HERE


























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Wednesday, 22 December 2021

Spineless Verse: INVERTEBRATES














 























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