Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Day 26, 2022 – Book Spine Poetry

Today is the day!!! If you have been following along you know that I mentioned we would be doing this super fun poetry form today, Tuesday! So, this is an intriguing way to “create” or, actually, “find” a poem by arranging and rearranging a stack of books horizontally that show the title on the book spine into something clever that might be a “poem.” Just like creating any poetry, you get to decide if it will happy or sad, serious or funny or whatever.

Simply start perusing the titles on your bookshelves and pull out some that have possibilities and start stacking them up to see what you might discover. This seems to be a favorite poetry form. It's pretty fun. When you come up with a short stack of books with titles that lend themselves to being a poem of sorts, snap a pic, and post it for today's entries and please also type up words, line by line (title by title) so it looks like a poem as some book spines are hard to read. See the examples below. Thanks! Have Fun!! Cheers!!!!

Ready? . . . here we go!!!

Here's a very quick and rathe silly one I pulled together out of some kids' books:


“One Windy Day”                        
“Samantha Learns a Lesson”
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea”
“Nine True Dolphin Stories”
“All about . . . Dinosaurs”


If you need more inspiration - here is a link from the “School Library Journal” where you can browse through several years of photos of book spine poetry for some inspiration, if you need ideas:

Book Spine Poem Gallery

Here are a couple more:

Giant Steps
A Man, A Can, A Plan
Feeding a Giant
Big in Japan
Raw Power


 I Dare You

The Double Cross

Counting the Cost




 PLEASE REMEMBER ~ any poetry found on this blog, written by me, is my personal property and may not be used without my permission, other than sharing it as an example in a lesson or to read it to someone. The same goes for any poems that are shared in the comments of this blog or elsewhere online as a result of this challenge. They are the creative property of the person who writes them. These poems are their original work and no one may use them without their permission. It is understood that they own the copyright to them as soon as they create them and especially once they post them. Thanks so much!

*** Also, if you choose to post your poems on your own blog ~ that’s awesome. But PLEASE don’t just copy and paste my daily instructions, but rather post your poem on your blog or your FB wall or wherever, AND LINK BACK TO THIS BLOG POST for others to come here to read the instructions. I’ve spent considerable time researching the poetry forms and writing them up to share with you. Thanks for respecting my work and the work of others.


1 comment:

Heidi L. Murphy said...

Okay. Here's the Spine poem: