Book spine poems speak volumes, especially if they are directly from your personal book shelves. They are addictive. They are fun to create and read. The possibilities are endless.
Go to your bookshelf and read the titles thinking how would these go together to create a poem. 100 Scope Notes has a gallery of book spine poems (click on the link to view many poems).
Last year Stacey wrote a post on book spine poems in early May. The concept intrigued me, so I immediately went to my shelves to see what I could create. Here is my poem from last year:
This year I perused the gallery of others (from above link). Using the posted poems as mentor texts, made me realize my poem didn’t have a clear focus. It meandered around. Good first effort, but surely I can be more focused. Back to the bookshelves, some new titles called out to me, “Pick me, pick me!” Which led me to my most current book spine poem:
How to Write Your Life Story
The wonderful happens.
The best story
Treasures of the heart.
My story won’t appear if I don’t move the pencil (or type on the keyboard). So by entering this blogging world, I have a new goal for myself. Write, because it is good for me.