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About Me: I used to believe that evolution was reasonable, that homosexuality was genetic, and that people became Christians because they couldn't deal with the 'reality' that this life was all there was. I used to believe, that if there was a heaven - I could get there by being good - and I used to think I was more or less a good person. I was wrong on all counts. One day I finally had my eyes opened and I saw that I was not going to go to heaven, but that I was certainly going to suffer the wrath of God for all my sin. I saw myself as a treasonous rebel at heart - I hated God for creating me just to send me to Hell - and I was wretched beyond my own comprehension. Into this spiritual vacuum Jesus Christ came and he opened my understanding - delivering me from God's wrath into God's grace. I was "saved" as an adult, and now my life is hid in Christ. I am by no means sinless, but by God's grace I am a repenting believer - a born again Christian.
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Friday, March 06, 2009
Friday Fun..
The Great Haiku Palindrome Challenge!
Easy enough; create an ORIGINAL haiku (a three sentence poem, whose first and last sentences have five syllables each, and whose middle sentence has seven syllables) which is simultaneously a palindrome (reads the same forwards as it does backwards).

Here are three of my own (original) examples...

I'm a live denim,
regal no? Bob on lager
mine Devil am I!


a video dry
trample here madam ere help
martyr doe diva


I saw thou lusting
I bare paper a big nit
Sulu oh twas I


This is not a challenge for the timid, or weary.

Have at it. It's Friday.

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posted by Daniel @ 3:19 PM  
29 Comments:
  • At 3:25 PM, March 06, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    I am just saying up front, that those of us who compose palindromes in haiku, we are, a rare kind of people... but that's probably better for society anyway.

     
  • At 4:03 PM, March 06, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    I'm a groomed otter,
    A mad ad amaretto,
    demo orgami!

     
  • At 4:31 PM, March 06, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    Are we nanotubes?
    oh repaid diaper hose! but,
    on a new era

     
  • At 5:43 PM, March 06, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    As soon as I figure out just one of yours, I might try one of my own.

     
  • At 5:57 PM, March 06, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    Hey, these don't actually mean anything, do they?

     
  • At 6:06 PM, March 06, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    I don't think I can
    play this game. Aaaa! Emag siht yalp
    nac I kniht tnod I.

     
  • At 6:25 PM, March 06, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    I am personally finding it quite challenging to write palidromes that make sense, let alone in haiku.

     
  • At 3:41 PM, March 07, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    Yeah, I've been trying, but I can't even do one that doesn't make sense. I admit, you've bested me. Not that that's anything to brag about.

     
  • At 10:24 PM, March 08, 2009, Blogger candy said…

    I love the haiku posts, but I cannot for the life of me do a palindrome! Daniel...you are really good at this!

     
  • At 9:41 AM, March 09, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    The trick to writing a palindrome is that you are writing from both ends at the same time.

    The best way to start is with a semordnilap (a word that means one thing spelled forward, but means another spelled backwards, e.g. era:are, Am:Ma, etc.)

    I will try stressed:dessert...

    Stressed on : no dessert.

    Then I think of a word that works on both sides.... (decaf:faced fits)

    Stressed on decaf eh?
    --middle missing yet--
    He faced no dessert.


    I added the eh? because it worked on the other end too, and made up the fifth syllable. Now I just need seven syllables of filler.

    We could put in:
    slap-laced racecar decal pal

    as the middle, but we would have to add an "s" to "he" in the third line, making it a "she".


    Stressed on decaf eh?
    slap-laced racecar decal pal?
    She faced no dessert!


    It doesn't make much sense, but given more time and effort I suppose it could. It takes about ten minutes to make one.

     
  • At 9:42 AM, March 09, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    um, that should be...

    Stressed on decaf eh?
    slap-laced racecar decal pal?
    She faced no desserts!

     
  • At 10:34 AM, March 09, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    OK, here goes:

    Dan, ogre blogger,
    gets omit ti most, e.g.,
    reggolber gonad

    Sorry, I included one non-word, I couldn't help it. I wanted it to make sense, but after the first line I gave up.

     
  • At 10:35 AM, March 09, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    David, I find it easier with more practice.

     
  • At 10:47 AM, March 09, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    No David Kjos ere,
    spoons repair diaper snoop ere,
    so "jk" Diva Don!

    David, your name is terribly difficult to fit into a palindrome haiku. FYI.

     
  • At 10:48 AM, March 09, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    That should read:

    No David Kjos ere,
    spoons repair diaper snoops ere,
    so "jk" Diva Don!

     
  • At 7:23 PM, March 09, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    Maybe if I try something more elementary:

    a b c d e
    f g h i h g f
    e d c b a

     
  • At 12:32 PM, March 10, 2009, Blogger Rose~ said…

    I tried but I just can't do it, Daniel.

     
  • At 12:40 PM, March 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    Rose, my palindrome haiku's are pretty lame, so the bar is set real, real low. It is almost impossible to make a palindrome coherent after the first word or so. So don't feel pressure to make things perfect. ;)

     
  • At 12:41 PM, March 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    I even have to correct my last one again...


    No David Kjos ere,
    spoons repaid diaper snoops ere,
    so "jk" Diva Don!

     
  • At 12:44 PM, March 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    To help you people out, try starting out with a list of words that are palindromes in and of themselves, then look up a list of semordnilaps, and finally, find a crossword helping site that lets you look up English words that start with, or end with, letter combinations.

    With these tools in hand (as it were) even someone like myself can come up with a Palindrome haiku in no time.

     
  • At 2:18 PM, March 10, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    Daniel writes,

    "[After spending hours hunting up lists and tools and learning how to use them], even someone like myself can come up with a Palindrome haiku in no time."

     
  • At 3:33 PM, March 10, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    Sadly David, my google chops are quite fine. I found all the tools I needed in under five minutes.

    Initial query: palindrome
    looked at wiki entry.

    Saw offsite link at bottom to semordnilaps... clicked through.

    estimated time? hmm, about what, 30 seconds.

    Next I searched for the string "words that end in u" which brought up a wonderful crossword tool, that I used to some effect (about another 30 seconds).

    With just these, I was able to slap together some quicksilver palindrome haiku.

    I think it took me, about twenty minutes to [1] come up with the idea, [2] find the palindrome tool links and [3] write the post [3b]including the three initial haiku's.

    hours.... pffff.


    lol. <---- lazy old laugh.

     
  • At 9:46 AM, March 11, 2009, Anonymous David Kjos said…

    Showoff.

     
  • At 7:37 PM, March 24, 2009, Anonymous prophet said…

    I sat on evil
    How as I won, now I saw
    Oh live not as I

     
  • At 9:33 AM, March 27, 2009, Blogger Daniel said…

    Prophet - that was the best one so far.

     
  • At 12:06 AM, August 05, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Madam, I, Glenelg, I’m Adam!"

    That's a good one..

    If only my name was Adam ;_;

     
  • At 12:24 PM, February 09, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I sat on Evil indeed. Brilliant.


    War is rafts, if we
    face moths – a dash to Meca.
    Few fist Farsi raw.

    --Sagadon

     
  • At 2:24 AM, May 09, 2011, Blogger Jessie said…

    sees back line, vow wars

    live one sea, stats ease no evils

    raw, woven ilk, cab sees







    desserts race, fast ate

    bed lit tips, sexes spit tiled

    bet at safe car, stressed





    I worry at how enjoyable this is :)

     
  • At 11:54 PM, August 18, 2016, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I tried to extend the famous palindrome, "A man, A plan, A canal: Panama" into a haiku form.

    A man, a plan, nut
    Dell EPS sim, misspelled
    tunnal, Panama


    EPS being an acronym for External Power Supply for a computer or phone.

    It makes limited sense, but I'm proud of my "misspelled tunnal" bit.

    ~Danny

     
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