Lucky Dip – Saturday Mix, 26 March 2022

Welcome to the Saturday Mix – Lucky Dip, 26 March 2022!

For this week’s Lucky Dip, I have reached into my mystery bag and pulled out a Palindrome. The topic is up to you!

You may be thinking to yourself, What on earth is Palindrome?

Luckily, Shadow Poetry has an explanation…


Also Known as Mirrored Poetry

A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward. It stems from the Greek word palindromos: palin, meaning again, and dromos, meaning a running. Combining the two together, the Greek meaning gives us, running back again…

Shown below are examples of the word-unit palindrome. The carefully placed words form the same sentence, whether it is read forward or backward. For example, ‘Mirrored images reflect images mirrored’ which includes a word in the centre as a reversal point for the sentence or even the poem.



imitates nature,
always moving, traveling continuously.
Falling leaves placed delicately;
foliage touching the echoing waters,
clarity removed –
Reflections distorted through waves rippling;
gracefully dancing
mirrored images
– reflect –
images mirrored.
Dancing gracefully,
rippling waves through distorted reflections –
removed clarity.
Waters echoing the touching foliage;
delicately placed leaves falling –
continuously traveling, moving always,
nature imitates

Copyright © 2002 Lynne C. Fadden

Good luck with your ‘Lucky Dip Palindrome’ – I can’t wait to see what you come up with! Don’t forget to tag ‘Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’, ‘Saturday Mix’, and hashtag #LuckyDip.

As always, make sure you link your fabulous creation to the helpful Mister Linky.


  1. This reminds me of the way Yoda talked, as he had his own order for constructing sentences like Object-Subject-Verb, split verbs, switches entire phrases and he mostly said things that sounded backwards.

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  2. […] MindLoveMisery Menagerie posted a challenge to write a poem in Palindrome (a/k/a Mirrored Poetry). I admit defeat. I can do simple palindromes, like “BOB,” “DEED,” “BOOB,” and “POOP.” Then, my brain says “OK, we got FOUR, we’re experts!” and then decides it doesn’t want to play anymore. So instead of making myself insane, I shall hand the reins over to someone much more skilled at this. […]


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