A Crab Canon Poetry

A Crab-Canon Poetry is a technique in which a poem when read forward as well as backward would make sense, just like a palindrome.

Here the poem when read forward has a negative touch while in reverse has a positive touch. 🙂

This is the first time I have written something like this. Hope you like it. Please feel free to leave your valuable opinions in the comment box 🙂 

A Crab Canon Poetry
A Crab Canon Poetry

The Forward Version

She woke up; as the clock struck 6

And tried to remember where she is,

She began to wonder how she ended up in a place like this.

As she remembered being kidnapped and her memory was thin,

Fear struck her guts and the realization crept in;

She ran around in search of an exit,

The moment she discerned she was lost in a labyrinth;

With no way out, she knew she was doomed for good,

She wished it was a dream and cursed herself for being so stupid..

The Reverse Version

She wished it was a dream and cursed herself for being so stupid..

With no way out, she knew she was doomed for good,

The moment she discerned she was lost in a labyrinth;

She ran around in search of an exit,

Fear struck her guts and the realization crept in;

As she remembered being kidnapped and her memory was thin,

She began to wonder how she ended up in a place like this.

And tried to remember where she is,

She woke up; as the clock struck 6

~ Yuvathi ❤ 🙂

The Confused Young Adult

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15 thoughts on “A Crab Canon Poetry

  1. fireandthefrostbitten January 16, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Wow… I feel a wave of inspiration like it was a kick in the gut. Why have I never come across this. You are wonderful and thank you for the education.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Yuvathi January 16, 2015 / 8:37 am

      thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 am glad u enjoyed it!

      Like

  2. Ameena k.g January 16, 2015 / 9:29 am

    This is good Yuvathi! You did a great job. This is also my first time of hearing about this style 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nimmi January 16, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    The Poem is simply awesome, Priya. I too didn’t hear about this kind of style before. Thanks for sharing the knowledge with us 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. tinyexpats January 16, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    A simple repositioning of a line and everything’s turned upside down 🙂 well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. TheDarkestRaven January 22, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Oh wow! That was beautiful and amazing! 🙂

    Like

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