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:
“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:
Here are a couple more:
I Dare You
The Double Cross
Counting the Cost
*** 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.