Palindrome Poetry

Poetry Contest
Write a Palindrome Poem. A Palindrome's lines read the same way whether they are read backward or forward. For example, "madam" is a palindrome word. Also, from lines 2 and 16 from the example poem provided below: "creates life" (line 2) vis-á-vis "life creates" (line 16).

For the purposes of this contest, the requirements for writing in this poetic form are provided as follows:

The poem must consist of three distinct parts as follows:

1) The first half of the poem

2) The pivot. The pivot is the center word, or short phrase in the poem and serves as reversal point. This is perhaps the most critical part of the poem as it must connect both halves of the poem in a sensible, meaningful way. (See line 9 in the example poem provided below where the word "become" serves as the pivot and reversal point.)

3) The second half of the poem which is really the first part written in reverse. In other words, line 1 becomes the last line, line 2 becomes the next to the last line in a reversed form; line 3 becomes the third to the last line in a reverse form, etc. (See example poem provided below.)

4) The poem need not be written in a metrical pattern.

5) The poem may be about any subject and be any length. With that said, contest rules do not permit the writing of multiple Palindrome poems. Poets must limit their entries to just one poem.


creates Life
Forever changing and lasting impressions
Paintbrushes swirling with dancing colors
Perfect images create masterpieces.
Visions painted on canvas, living;
gratefully breathing.
Newborn creations
creations new born,
breathing gratefully.
Living canvas on painted visions
Masterpieces create images perfect.
Colors dancing with swirling paintbrushes
Impressions lasting and changing forever
Life creates
- written by starkat

The winner takes away a $100 cash prize. All writers will receive feedback for their submission.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Saturday, June 3, 2017.

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Click the link above to submit your entry. Members with reservations can use the link provided in their contest profile. The winners will be selected by the Contest Committee. A winner will be announced approximately one week after the deadline passes. Cash prizes delivered by PayPal. Winners also have the option to choose a Visa Gift Card (US residents only) or Amazon Gift Card (where available).

Deadline: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

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