Poetry Prompt 44 – Forwards Backwards

write a poem which can be read either forwards or backwards

 

Today’s prompt is to write a poem which can be read either forwards or backwards (the last line, or stanza becomes the first and so on).

You might like to consider:

  • How can you use the reversal to make a point or tell a story?
  • What should be your first and last lines?
  • Should you try to make your poem tell the same or a different story when reversed?
  • Should you make it clear to the reader that the poem can be read two ways?

Happy reading, happy writing -and if you do write, don’t forget to post your poem (in full or as a link) in the comments below so we can all enjoy it.

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5 Responses to Poetry Prompt 44 – Forwards Backwards

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  2. PookyH says:

    Not a popular prompt!! It was especially difficult but it would be lovely to see what the rest of you can come up with…

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  4. C. E. Coburn says:

    Well it was hard as hell, but I have it a go: http://februaryst.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/apple-eater-a-poem/

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