WordssdroW

This world puzzles me.
DonalddlanoD?
Oh god! That dog?
Loves his mirror.
Stands with star rats
who emit time warts,
straw guns snug in raw war.
Pals slap pals, live evil lives.
It’s like quaking jello out there,
and we’re getting our stressed desserts.

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It’s a puzzler poem. There are words written as a mirror image and words, almost next to each other, that are a different word when spelled exactly backwards. Can you find them?  Hints/key given below.
Today’s Quadrille,  written for dVerse , must include the word “puzzle” or a form of the word. Mish is hosting and has us in a quandry!
HINTS / KEY: Mirror image of Donald is? Spell these words backwards: god, star, emit, warts, guns, raw, pals, live, and stressed.

47 thoughts on “WordssdroW

    • lillian July 30, 2018 / 3:10 pm

      I had fun with it…..shifting words, trying to make them into sense as they sat beside each other….evil and live etc. Glad you enjoyed.

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  1. kim881 July 30, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Brilliant, Lill! I used to make up palindromes for my pupils when I was teaching. Step on no pets! I love the dog that ‘Stands with star rats who emit time warts’ and ‘getting our stressed deserts’!

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:29 am

      Thanks, Kim. I enjoyed having fun with the prompt….but a palindrome wiz I’m not. I think it takes a special kind of spatial ability to do that! 🙂

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  2. kanzensakura July 30, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    Let’s do the time warts again! Very clever. You obviously had some time to put this together and you did such a fine job.

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:30 am

      Thanks, Toni. I enjoyed the prompt!

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  3. Glenn Buttkus July 30, 2018 / 3:56 pm

    This abstract foray into our national quagmire is delicious–our minds ran in parallel traces today. I’ve never seen this form before–time to use it at MTB?

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:31 am

      Ah….we were indeed sympatico on this prompt 🙂 I’ll have to remember this for a future prompt 🙂

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  4. Carol J Forrester July 30, 2018 / 4:00 pm

    I’ll need to read this in the morning when I’m more awake, it’s a fantastic construction though.

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:32 am

      Thanks, Carol. I did give hints at the end of my comments to easily find the word reversals 🙂 PS: I always read in the AM after the prompt (unless I’m hosting), with my hot coffee in hand. Love my morning ritual 🙂

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  5. Shasta July 30, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    “It’s like quaking jello out there” … Man, I love that line.

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:34 am

      Yes….that’s one of the more “fun” ones….slap pals, snug guns, and live evil are a bit more not-good?

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:35 am

      It was a fun prompt to work through 🙂

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  6. sanaarizvi July 30, 2018 / 6:19 pm

    This is brilliant! Loved every word 💜

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:35 am

      Even the backwards ones? 🙂
      Glad you enjoyed!

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  7. rothpoetry July 30, 2018 / 7:08 pm

    Love your poem. Your images are vivid and seem to be right on target! The jello and just deserts are a nice twist!

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Glad you enjoyed. Fun to find the words and then fit them all in – a puzzle in and of itself! 🙂

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:36 am

      Thanks, Sascha. Always good to have a bit of fun! 🙂

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:37 am

      So glad you enjoyed! A bit of arranging and rearranging and scratching out…..it was a puzzle to work with! 🙂

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  8. willow88switches: Pat July 30, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    this is very well constructed and word-played …. and stunning for its more than apt summation of such an ongoing “scenic reality” …. all in 44 to boot. you earn a gold star for this!

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Ooooh, I love gold stars! So glad you enjoyed and thank you so much for the kind comment! 🙂

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:38 am

      Glad you enjoyed! Hi to Iowa! 🙂 I miss the sweet corn right from the field!

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      • Adda July 31, 2018 / 4:31 pm

        Yes, and fresh tomatoes and green beans from the garden. I can’t eat as much sweet corn as could when I was younger .. adds to much to my waist line now. 😦

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  9. Mish July 31, 2018 / 12:25 am

    A mirrored masterpiece. I love it. You went above and beyond! Love it, Lil !
    I’m thinking that orange jello looks slightly familiar.

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 7:39 am

      Yep — you got the color right! 🙂

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  10. clayandbranches July 31, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Time warts! I know exactly what you mean. We live inside one. It’s amazing how turning words (or is it sdrow?) on their heads hits the bull’s eye… I should try palindromes.

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  11. merrildsmith July 31, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    So clever, though it took me a minute.
    That orange jello and time warts! Amazing that you got all this in in 44 words!
    I think it should be stressed desserts though?
    (My younger daughter learned how to spell dessert when she was toddler from hearing people spell it out loud. She’d say she was ready for “d-e-s-s-e-r-t.” 🙂

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    • lillian July 31, 2018 / 4:11 pm

      ARGH!!!!! Can’t believe I didn’t spell it correctly when the point is that is’s stressed backwards!!! A million thanks for pointing it out! 🙂

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  12. Frank J. Tassone July 31, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Sheer delight, lillian! Love the tight rhythm, alliteration and assonance you produce by using mirror image words!

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  13. Candy July 31, 2018 / 9:02 pm

    well done, you! 👏🏻

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