To Run Back

I've been cleaning up the attic. Yes, digging through sepia dust~ Over in the Garden we were asked to write a  Palindromes aka mirrored poetry. Grace shared this info: 

"The palindrome simply reads the same forwards and backwards, usually with a central focal point from where it begins to read backwards.  Sotades invented palindromes in Greek-ruled Egypt, back in the 3rd century BC.    In fact, palindromes were once known as "Sotadic verses."  Palindrome comes from the Greek words "palin" (again or back) and "dramein" (to run). So if you read that backwards, it translates loosely into "to run back."


Thank you Grace !  Great form, not easy!  Grace, Thank you!  Easy not form-great! 
Sorry, I had to do that! 









Treasures
equal calm
measured moments
speckled green between blue
swinging n' singing
star's jewels 
palm sized
sepia flowers
dust sediment
seaside discover
east breeze
discover seaside
 sediment dust
flowers sepia
sized palm
 jewel's stars
 singing and swinging
blue between green speckled
moments measured
calm equals
Treasures 


© Ellen Wilson



Comments

Great pics. Clean the attic, wow. I admire your drive.
Wanda said…
Now that's a neat form of poetry. Seems like it would take great skill to pull that one off
Whoa, that was really wild! It really does flow both ways.
The photos are amazing, Ella. Really like the seashells.
humbird said…
How's beautiful these pics...
love your poem twist, specially 'Treasures
equal calm' and 'calms equal treasures'...so true..
Brian Miller said…
you worked the palindrome very nicely....calm itself is indeed a treasure...

love the baby's breathe pic...
Margaret said…
Well, the photos are stunning and the poem calming. A perfect combination. Yes, the poem form is so hard, I tried three times and failed.
Kay L. Davies said…
Okay, there's always one like me in every group, right? The one who asks questions? Like where did "zilch cost" come from?
But I love your poem. It really is calming, as are the beautiful photos. Good for the soul.
K
kelvin s.m. said…
...beautiful photos matched with soothing words --- ah, these are treasures... loved it... smiles...
kaykuala said…
There are always beautiful pics as an offering from you Ella!. And this time a great palindrome to accompany them.

Hank
L. Diane Wolfe said…
I never knew what that word meant. That's really neat the poem works forward and backwards.

The photos are gorgeous. You have such a good eye.
Kerry O'Connor said…
Calm equals treasure indeed! What a lovely progression of ideas.
Ella said…
L.Diane-This means a lot coming from a gifted photographer-like yourself! Thank you Diane! I did flub up one line-but in my defense, I changed it and forgot to hit delete-oops! ;D

Hank-Thank you so much! I am was surprised how fun it was :D

Kelvin-Thank you! I hope you are doing well-I'll be by :D

Kay-OOPS! I had that line after
Treasures at the beginning, but didn't like it and then forgot to delete it at the end! Good eyes Kay-lol! I fixed it~ Thank you dear friend! :D

Margaret-I'll be by-YOU will get it. I did have trouble at first, than I looked at my photos and it came along~ Try it :D
Thank you so much-your photos are always stunning! You are very talented~







Ella said…
Brian-Thank you so much! I want to write another one :D Have you tried it?!

Humbird-Thank you! I had fun with this form. I might do another one :D
YOU are kind~

KERRY-YOU must of commented while I was commenting-lol. Thank you so much :D I can't wait to read yours~

Alex-Thank you! I did mess up one line-forgot to take it out-oops!
Did Mini Alex get some mini shells at the beach?! :D Thank you~

Wanda-You are kind! Thank you~ I am going to try again-I liked writing this style. Maybe it was because I was half a sleep-dream like-lol! :D

Kathi-Thank you! No, I didn't do the whole attic. I was looking for a story I wrote and some art supplies. I took boxes out and sorted. It is too hot to clean the whole attic-it is a sauna in there ;D (My drive will arrive in autumn, when I can open up my house and there is an actually breeze.)

Grace said…
Love those treasures of pictures and words Ella ~ Calm is pricsless ~Thanks for trying out this palindrome challenge ~ Happy week ahead ~
Susan said…
Yes indeed Calm treasures Calm ....
Sherry Blue Sky said…
Cleaning the attic in the heat. Harder than a palindrome! Loved your photos........and the beautiful calm poem!
Morgan said…
Oh my gosh! How clever, Ella! That poem would take a lot of effort--and it totally works! And the pictures are stunning... love your posts :-)
Ella, this is a TRUE palindrome, with the words reversed, not just the lines. I cannot believe you pulled this off. Really impressed with this effort, and the subject matter (as well as the colors you chose), a favorite. Thx for visiting my blog, too.

Thanks, Amy
Yolanda Renee said…
Learned something new today, thank you!

Your photo's are awesome but the poetry wow!

I need to take a writing class, on poetry, and well, writing! :)

Ella said…
Hi Yolanda-Thank you so much!! A dare and this book helped me on my path. It is called, Poem Crazy! Here is a link:

http://www.amazon.com/Poemcrazy-Freeing-Your-Life-Words/dp/0609800981/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1376506978&sr=8-3&keywords=poetry+books+by+Susan

I dare you ;D @>---------


Amy-It came fast n' furious! Looking at my photos inspired my thoughts-thanks Amy :D

Morgan-Thank you! You are kind :D
I had fun~

Sherry-I was on a treasure hunt Sherry! I needed some craft supplies and find some sepia memories whispering to me ;D Thank you~

Susan-Yes! I loved your cat poem- :D Thank you~

Grace-Thank you for this challenge!
I loved it~ :D

Yolanda Renee said…
A dare, huh, well, I always say I love a challenge. We'll see! :)
Hannah said…
The last two lines are perfection!! What an awesome way to end it! Your images are unreal, Ella. You are such a talented young lady! ♥
DEZMOND said…
lovely pics today, Ella :) And I've been cleaning too, but not the attic but the whole house since I'm having painters painting the headquarters. It's been a dusty hell here for a week now!
Ella said…
Hi Yolanda! Yes a dare ;D
@>---------

Hannah-You are sweet my Twilight Twin :D Thank you so much! I am thinking you might be related to Mary Oliver?! :D <3

Dezzy-Thank you :D oooh, what colors have you picked to outline your dreamy huddle-green?! Sorry, about the dust, but excited for you! I bet it will be fabulous :D
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Susie Clevenger said…
Calm equals treasures..I love that. Beautiful words and I love your photographs. They always inspire me.
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