sdrawkcab ti tnirp dna ecnetnes yna ekat !
now redistribute the sentence on different lines
ti tnirp dna
and that’s how to write a phonetic poem !
i’ve always been interested in turning words around and repeating simple sentences. this probably comes from hearing my father sing nonsense songs from his native village of stcheleeves near prague, where his family settled in the wake of napoleon’s russian campaign. stcheleeves means ‘o’bourg du chardonneret’ (i.e. goldfinch town) and that was something i was unlikely to forget.”