December 10, 2021

DEC 10, palinku (poetic novelty): X-mas scandal

 

   In this post, we continue with 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. 



(Editors' Note): Concepts in this poem were also expressed in limerick format in the post of December 24.

Verses of this ilk have continued to accumulate. You can view them all at one swoop if you  proceed with a single click to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.


 WHATEVER WERE YOU THINKING?


6 months ago: June 10, 2021, wordplay map: r-i-c anagrams #18

1 year ago: Dec 10, 2020, holiday verse: Chanukah, verses selected by Giorgio 

any other date: scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, and select (by clicking) the month of your choice from January 2020 to the present.


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