#SOLSC17: 13.31



                     Day 13 of 31




Still the same

Like a palindrome

Like my odometer last week

Quietly it slipped over

As I anxiously awaited . . .


No picture captured

A silent recognition

Yes, I caught it

The miles are adding up!

And then it happened again. . .

Another day or two or three


Miles and miles and miles!

What “word play” do you use? 

How do you model playing with words?

Palindromes for readers, writers, and teachers:


nurses run

stressed desserts

A website dedicated to palindromes

Palindrome poems – shadow poems, poetry soup, and tips for palindrome poem writing

Slicer Dogtrax (Kevin) palindrome / mirror poems

My Post –Playing with words

slice of life

Thank you, Betsy, Beth, Deb, Kathleen, Lanny, Lisa, Melanie, and Stacey for this weekly forum and the #SOLSC that runs from March 1 to the 31st. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. 


early morning slicer


10 responses

  1. I forgot about palindromes and the fun you can have with them. Thanks for the reminder, Fran. I’ll have to check out my odometer.

    1. Melanie,
      So much fun with words, sentences and even poems with palindromes! Always love when fun and learning live together!

  2. Like Melanie, I forget about the fun to be had with palindromes, Fran! Love the cartoon…it’s inspiring me to try and write from an image! Thanks! Oddly, by the way, I think our cars might be around the same age…

    1. Lanny,
      I struggled to find an image but that seemed to be the perfect reminder that we can see palindromes at all levels.

      My car is a 2009. . .

  3. Playing with words is fun. To expand your first example a bit…madam Im Adam… When my students were writing stories, usually something in the fantasy realm, and they needed a name for a character or some new species of creature I would tell them to just reverse the letters of their name or the school mascot. Trojans became Snajorts, Lisa became Asil etc. The kids loved doing this.

    1. Bob,
      I had forgotten “Madam, I’m Adam”. I love it. And what a fabulous tip for fantasy. No wonder I struggle with those names! ❤

  4. It’s funny, but I’m much more likely to notice palindromes in numbers, especially dates, than in words. I’d rather play Scrabble!

    1. Catherine,
      I agree. Numbers or mirror poetry jump out at me. Reversing letters and then expecting me to notice does not happen without a hint or two!

  5. What a fun reminder! I’m like Catherine – – I see patterns in numbers way before I notice them in words. I will have to be more aware!

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