Do geese see God?
It’s the kind of question palindromists ponder—and not because they’re interested in the theological answer.
A palindromist is someone who is especially good at composing sentences – or even whole paragraphs – that read the same, forward and backward.
Portland was the site for the SymmyS — that’s a palindrome — award ceremony this past Sunday which was, in fact, 3-10-2013 — a numbered palindrome.
The winner of the Long Palindrome contest was an Australian named Martin Clear.The title of his palindrome is, “Eric and Traci discuss the mortality of watching cross-dressers.” It’s long… here it comes:
“Traci, to regard nine men in drag,” Eric (in a play or an ironic art spot) warned, “I am not so bad.”
“I’d never even seen knees … never even did a Boston maiden raw,” tops Traci, “nor in a royal panic. I regard nine men in drag — erotic art.”
Seriously, it reads the same backwards.