Poetry Month: Book Spine Poetry

I was inspired to try some book spine poetry when I saw the lovely poem Valerie created at Books Can Save A Life. And, once I got going, I didn’t want to stop. It was so much fun. I did have to stop, though, as I was getting ready to host a book club meeting that night. So, here are the three poems I created while I procrastinated cleaning my kitchen.

Poem 1

Poem 1

This Happy Marriage

A good house

An equal music

Sweetness in the belly

Too much happiness

Never let me go.

Poem 2

Poem 2

The Republic of Nothing

The little shadows

The space between us

All the light we cannot see

The inheritance of loss

Birds without wings

In another place, not here.

Poem 3

Poem 3

The Pursuit of Happyness

Life is a wheel


I’d love to hear yours!

If you want to see more, here are the winners of the 2015 Book Spine Poetry Contest at the Saskatchewan Public Library.

45 thoughts on “Poetry Month: Book Spine Poetry

  1. Read Diverse Books says:

    What a lovely idea!
    I will spend some time this weekend perusing the spines of the books in my home library and hopefully find some inspiration.
    It’s going to be so fun. πŸ™‚

    • Naomi says:

      Not yet! I started it once, but wasn’t in the mood for reading that young-directionless-university-aged feel at the time. I should try it again soon. Have you?

  2. FictionFan says:

    These are great! You’ve really managed to tie the titles together to create genuine feeling, and I love the way the first two are kinda the opposite sides of the story. Brilliant! πŸ™‚

    • Naomi says:

      I have to admit that I was nervous about posting it – I was worried everyone would think they were silly. But, I should have known my book people would approve. πŸ™‚

  3. Bina says:

    Love these poems you created from titles, especially perhaps the last one which is so succinctly put and made me smile πŸ™‚

  4. Cecilia says:

    What a brilliant idea! I love the poems (and books!) you came up with! I will look through my shelves this weekend to see what I come up with. Thanks for sharing!

      • Cecilia says:

        Yes, I was surprised he jumped at the chance! We had had a little “argument” right before and I thought I’d invite him to do something fun and then he ended up getting carried away. Have your kids seen your creations? I hope they’ll try it!

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