Poetry Review Written in a Special Way: ReVerse


Sunday evening I wrote my second ever ReVerse poem. What is that, you say? Well, it’s something I learned from my friend, Kat, over at Like Mercury Colliding. It’s something she started years ago, but I just learned it from her website last year. It’s a fun way of poetry review taking one line from a collection of work covering a certain period of time.

I chose to look at all the poems I wrote last year for this blog. After copying them all into a document, I chose one line from each. After putting them in chronological order, I separated them into stanzas, making a new poem. It’s amazing how it all fits together. (When a poem had several stanzas, I only copied one line from the whole poem). Here is the result:

Prayers, Faith, Hope and Dreams

Pray for guidance in everything
Pour out your heart to God
For what do I wait?

Keep a clear conscience
Work by faith through love
Through Jesus we stand in grace

Picture sacred joy
From the tree-lined halls
Springtime flowers bloom

Dare to dream of possibility

Put your hope in God

Storms enter our lives
I don’t understand

Scattered clouds soon appear
Beautiful thick clouds

Sit, wonder, listening

Find a cozy place
We learn to slow and enjoy

What a pleasant time!


In my previous post I reviewed my #oneword2022, which was hope. I also introduced my one word for this year, abide. Since then, the word, savor, keeps cropping up and catching my eye. So, I’ve decided to have two words this year. We have a sure hope because of Jesus Christ, and we are told to abide in Him. Along with abiding in Christ, I would like to learn to savor the moments of each day. Sure, some of them will be great and others will not be, but I can still savor the presence of Jesus in my life through it all.

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God.

Romans 5:1-2

Because my identity is found in Christ, and not in myself, I don’t have to worry about trying to measure up. He gives me strength and the freedom to spread my wings and fly! Reviewing my year through poetry reminded me of how God is with me all the way, giving peace in the midst of chaos. May I – may we- learn to slow down, to savor the moments, to always put our hope and trust in the only One who holds the key to life.

I’m linking up with: #InspireMeMonday, #TellHisStory, #SweetTea&Friends

10 thoughts on “Poetry Review Written in a Special Way: ReVerse

  1. Dear Gayl, thank you for sharing this very intriguing form of poetry! It flows so well with the movement of your word from last year of “hope” into this year’s “abide” and “savor, ” all the way through to the final stanza where we can “learn to slow and enjoy.” Blessings, love, and hugs to you my dear poet/sister/friend!

    1. Thank you, dear Bettie! I’m looking forward to abiding and savoring! We’ll see how it develops through the year. Blessings, love and hugs right back to you, dear sister/poet/friend! xoxo

  2. Gayl, what a neat way to write poetry. I never heard of that style before. I’m going to have to remember that. Your poem is great. So beautifully spoken.
    Thank you for sharing this with Sweet Tea & Friends this month.

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