February 11, 2022

FEB 11, palinku (poetic novelty): 45th prez, three further verses

verse in honour of 'Dr. JJ', whose love of life included comedy, satire, and the music of poetry ...

   

  In this post, we continue with our 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). 

   And, just in case you have forgotten what palindromes are about, your blogsite hosts have arranged a serial set of brief lessons on the topic ('Political Palindromes') which you can review by clicking HERE











(Ed. note) Verses of this type have continued to accumulate, and there are now a total of 48. You can view them all at one swoop (or in bunches -- they are in a linked series of posts with 10 poems each) if you proceed to our more encyclopedic blog "Edifying Nonsense". Click HERE.


links for any date: scroll over to the calendar-based listings of 'Past Posts' in the righthand column on this page, choose your year and then month of interest, and then select (by clicking) the post of your choice.

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