#Palindrome: Beach #atozchallenge

flowing waves,
Grainy sand
through toes,
Soles bare and damp
under earth,
Spraying seas –
quietly beckoning
~ Beach ~
beckoning quietly,
Seas spraying;
Earth under
damp and bare soles,
Toes through
sand grainy,
Waves flowing

(c) Sanch Vee @ Sanch Writes (19 April 2017)


A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward.

This has been written for the 2017 A to Z Challenge


  1. Tina Basu

    April 19, 2017 at 4:55 am

    Beautiful lines there Sanch

  2. Rajlakshmi

    April 19, 2017 at 7:48 am

    This is one of my favorite forms… Loved the play of words. Awesomely done 😀

  3. Ann

    April 19, 2017 at 8:55 am

    That’s such a beautiful poem. I’ve never seen a palindrome poem before…just words. Very inspiring!
    Ann, A to Z Challenge Participant
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  4. Shailaja V

    April 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    This is such a challenge to pull off without sounding awkward or stilted and you’ve done full justice to it!

  5. Modern Gypsy

    April 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Wow! I don’t think I could have pulled this off. Loved the poem and the Brecht vibe 🙂
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  6. Sreesha

    April 19, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Wow how did you do this! This is so perfectly done!

    1. Sanch, the writer

      April 19, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      I won’t lie…this was really hard! I only got this done over the weekend

  7. Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au

    April 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    That was amazing Sanch! I always think of “Able was I ere I saw Elba” when it comes to palindromes (I’m not sure Napoleon actually said it, but it’s attributed to him regardless)
    Leanne | cresting the hill

  8. LadyInRead

    April 19, 2017 at 5:14 pm

    really beautiful!!
    I have been thinking each day this month that I need to remember it is National Poetry Month.. and your posts inspire each day as well.. but I am finally sticking to reading a poem a day .. from posts everywhere.. instead of writing them
    LadyInRead @ MyRandRSpace – Day 19 & Poppin-P

  9. Vinodini

    April 19, 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Very well executed, Sanch. Poignant and skillful.

  10. Shilpa Garg

    April 20, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Wow! A poem that reads the same forward or backward…. I think it’s pretty challenging and you have written it so well.

  11. Soumya

    April 20, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Wow! Wow! Wow!
    I always think that the current post is always your best post and then you prove me wrong. Always 🙂

  12. Reema D'souza

    April 20, 2017 at 2:54 am

    Amazing! That poem is such a poignant one.

  13. McGuffy's Reader

    April 20, 2017 at 9:11 am

    Nice imagery, Sanch. I will be following.
    Put a Little Love in Your Heart
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  14. L. Moon

    April 20, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Lovely example of a Palindrome. They are a challenge to write and alot of fun.
    A Piece of Uganda

  15. Shalini

    April 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Not sure if I liked this format too much… 🙂
    But loved Your lines- they remind me of my time on the beach recently

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  16. Ishieta@Isheeria's

    April 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Wow… And the words & verse made complete sense 🙂 great 1! Sounds quite challenging to do actually.
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