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A palindrome, by definition, is a word, phrase, verse, sentence, or even poem that reads the same forward or backward.  It stems from the Greek word palindromos: palin, meaning again, and dromos, meaning a running.  Combining the two together, the Greek meaning gives us, running back again...

Shown below are examples of the word-unit palindrome. The carefully placed words form the same sentence, whether it is read forward or backward.  For example, 'Mirrored images reflect images mirrored' which includes a word in the center as a reversal point for the sentence or even the poem.

Example #1:
imitates nature,
always moving, traveling continuously.
Falling leaves placed delicately;
foliage touching the echoing waters,
clarity removed -
Reflections distorted through waves rippling;
gracefully dancing
mirrored images
- reflect -
images mirrored.
Dancing gracefully,
rippling waves through distorted reflections -
removed clarity.
Waters echoing the touching foliage;
delicately placed leaves falling -
continuously traveling, moving always,
nature imitates
Copyright 2002 Lynne C. Fadden

Example #2:
Unseen Travelers
Spoken Breath
Creating flesh and spirit
Souls stirring divine dances
Leaping, joyful with life
Entertaining harmony and grace
Angels of myriads and myriads
Sentinel watchers
Merging unseen
Unseen merging
Watchers, Sentinel
Myriads and myriads of angels
Grace and harmony entertaining
Life with joyful leaping
Dances divine, stirring souls
Spirit and flesh creating
Breath spoken.
Copyright 2002 Jerry P. Quinn