Upside-Down Poem


(poetry diary 27) I posted this piece on Facebook the other day, and was pleased to see that some of the people who took the time to read it found it, as one of my friends said,  “fascinating.”  It’s a brilliant little piece, perfect for social media, and according to The Huffington Post it has gone viral, moving “thousands.” It was written by an anonymous man or woman who posts under “Brian Bilston.”

I first saw this form about a year ago, when a couple of high school students used it in other viral poems.  (Find those poems here.)   I’d still love to find out the origin of the form, (should it be called an “upside down” poem?) and to see what other poets might be able to do with it….

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