5.12.2018

Fiddling While Something Burns

Forever
wondering if ever
chills may cease
  feverish spiraling
relaxed as chaos
          plays out
before weary eyes
            weary
be
fore out
    plays chaos
          as relaxed
  spiraling
  feverish
cease may chills
     ever
         if won
          der
          ing
          for

                 ever

Palindromes today in the Imaginary Garden!

17 comments:

  1. Blogger is killing me. Not sure what to do! UGH. I had to work on this for a long time going back and forth in the html in order to get it to look like this, and it's still not right because the font is too small. I can't change the font size no matter what I do. I hate how this looks and definitely don't have the time or personal strength to fight like this every time I post a poem here. So.

    Anyway! Here is my palindrome poem! Hope all my friends enjoy this prompt... challenging but fun. xo

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    1. My blogger fonts are also too large or too small. I have gone to pasting them onto MSWord, the 2002 version, then choosing a font size and pasting it back into Blogger. I use size 14pt Veranda. For my other blog I use "Normal" size Veranda as it is the largest of the Google sizes. Blogger is not good for shaping a poem.
      I've been tempted to change to WordPress for a longe time.
      Plus since I opened a G m a i l account g o o g l e wants to control every thing I use, including my Yahoo accounts. They own Blogger, YouTube, Picasa, g o o g l e p l u s, and G m a i l and want to put them all under an old G m a i l account I never use and have forgotten the password.
      When I try to delete that account they threaten to also remove all the stuff I have posted on-line for all the accounts I listed above. 14 including my older dormant blogs, YouTube postings, and mess with with my Yahoo and remove the G m a i l account that we do use.
      Only this Galaxy smart phone and an older laptop escape their threats and allow me to get signed into e-mail without submitting to their control. Grrr.
      I have resisted G o o g l e p l u s s taking over my profile so far but do also have that account as I ran out of free pictures for my other blog where I post a lot of them.
      Sorry, I rant with TMI.
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    2. Yeah, I am resisting G + too. So far, so good. I am really not interested in moving to WordPress so I feel stuck. I guess I'll have to deal with these quirks and snags until my frustration moves me to consider a radical change. Not that I know what that would be! :) Anyway I feel your pain, Jim.

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  2. This is such a gorgeous palindrome poem, Marian!💜 I truly enjoyed working on the challenge today!☕

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  3. It was easy to get to your page. Nice Palindrome Marian

    much love...

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  4. This is a great intro to palindromic verse for me, Marian -- are we looking at the same thing twice (still fiddling), or both ways (what is it then to burn while fiddling), or if re-reading new doors open. There's a nightmarish repetition to this, as in a petit mal seizure (as i experienced them), but the also the grinding grooves of madness, where one is damned to forever repeat those motions. Fiddling on and on. Friggen Blogger editor. It's easier start over than to tweak significantly (like changing font size after changing it twice). Were there meanings lost?

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    1. Aaaahhhhh.... I too experienced petit mal seizures! Maybe we are on to something.

      Re Blogger, I was able to get the spacing right (unlike sharing on Facebook where you cannot indent lines), but I post my poems in a larger Courier font which pleases my old eyes. I dislike this but could not change the font size without losing the formatting. Such a pain in the ass! I really don't have the temperament to fight with html... I just start cursing and want to throw things. :)

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  5. I love the title, Marian, and I can see where it came from! I've had the same trouble in the past. I chickened out a bit and did the line version but your reverse word skill is admirable.


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  6. This works so well... especially with the formatting which made me think of coming apart.... I cheated and did the line version this time.

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  7. Beautifully done, Marian! You are skilled indeed!
    Kay

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  8. This was so cool to read, especially the way you've formatted it.

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  9. I love the way you let the format spin out at the end.

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  10. I feel your pain! About a week or so ago, I started having the very same problems with font size. Every time i tried to make it bigger, it got smaller. There doesn't even seem to *be* a default font size anymore. My old settings was "normal" size, but suddenly "normal" became "small." And if I tried to edit it larger, it went to "smallest." (To say nothing of Blogger being nearly unworkable afa oddly or irregularly indented styles such as this.) What i finally hit on was to select "large" size font, which shows as large in editor, but as normal on the blog. I can edit, but i don't try to edit the font size once I've started; that seems to work. Hedge suggested to me to change the basic format. I haven't tried that yet, but probably will. She says they get buggy after a while. it's maddening. was cussing a blue streak trying to make my posts non-microscopic!

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    1. I was able get these to post by using ctrl-a in google drive copying everything. But I'm pretty sure this didn't work previously so fingers crossed that it will continue to be a fix!

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    2. I like this form, Marian. You did well using it. I would never have patience to write something using a letter per letter palindrome. The words are fun, the by line may be best for short writings.
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  11. wonderfully written...a tensed tight write!

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  12. Great skill and format in this, Marian. Tough prompt!

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