If you’re new here, I suppose I ought to explain this. So I call this a ‘Cell Poem’ – I don’t know if I invented it, but I’ve never seen one in the wild. It basically functions like a big, clunky acrostic. It can be read either left-to-right or top-to-bottom.
I’m still working on injecting a bit of a punch into the lines, though it’s somewhat difficult due to the rather stringent demands the form requires of each word.
I’m taking another look at this concept of vertically/horizontally aligning poems, this was a little mockup I did in about five minutes. I’m undecided on how punctuation factors into the mirror – it’s fine to use along the ‘fold’ of words that only appear once, but can look a bit odd otherwise. These are also significantly easier to do with less than 6 cells per row/column.