WHITTLED WORDS – REVERSE POEM Posted by Brad Osborne on May 15, 2020

Reverse poems are written to be read top to bottom, and conversely, to be read bottom to top. When read in reverse, the poem should elicit a reversal of the tone and sentiment that is given reading it forward. Some incorrectly refer to this as “mirror” poetry, but that is an entirely different form, which we will address at some point in this series, hopefully. https://commonsensiblyspeaking.wordpress.com/2020/05/15/whittled-words-reverse-poem/comment-page-1/?unapproved=4605&moderation-hash=380f46b74fafb8f2f74d22b65f51c0c2#comment-4605

Ode to mourning

All your days can still shine bright 

Despite the showers that rage 

And the storm that you feel is real 

Your loss is forever. 

Give in to your feelings 

Mourn the dead as you have praised the living. 

Light may shine another day. 

Gray clouds will cover you  

Let yourself feel the pain 

Grief will eat you 

Tend to your inner self 

Do not pretend it hurts no more 

This feeling is incomprehensible 

It buries you. 

It clouds the sun.  

©2020  CBialczak Poetry

6 Comments

  1. Thank you for mentioning my blog and the Whittled Words series. I love the tone of your poem and the intense emotions it evokes. The flow is smooth and it fits the form well. THis is a tricky form and you have handled it well.

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