It’s been almost a month since my last post. I’ve missed you.
In light of the times we’re living in right now – #Covid19 #Pandemic2020 – and because it’s poetry month, I was motivated to play with my books.
Here’s what I came up with…
Another day, inside.
The hours… an ocean of minutes.
The sacrifice? The space between us.
Blue? Out of my mind?
More happy than not.
Love lives here.
Do not say we have nothing.
Tiny, beautiful things…
birds, art, life,
the dusty bookcase,
the joy of friendship,
The merry heart.
all of us in our own lives.
We’re all in this together.
This next poem, inspired by a true story, was created by child #3…
A Bird in the House
A bird in the house?
Absolutely normal chaos.
The art of keeping cool?
Stay where you are… and then leave.
A mother-daughter collaboration (also inspired by true events)…
Do not say we have nothing
in the kitchen.
And because tea is helping to keep me sane these days…
Tea for Two
The two of us,
three cups of tea.
Time and again,
our daily bread.
All that matters,
the capacity for infinite happiness.
What are your small comforts right now? Any poems to share? Comfort reads?
Stay well, friends!
34 thoughts on “Book Spine Poetry: April 2020”
Well done! I think A Bird in the House is my favourite. (I’m a bit OCD and the thought of all those books off their shelves!)
Haha! I don’t like that part much, either, but I managed to remember where they all went!
I love love love this. And the leftovers poem is my favourite 🙂 I just finished reading a book that would be perfect to make poetry out of-it’s called This Has Nothing To Do With You…
I was considering that book as well, but it didn’t fit into any of my poems. Maybe next time! Do you think you’ll put any poems together?
Gosh, I’m just slammed at the moment with stuff to do, trying to fit it into my youngest’s nap times and after they go to bed…I’m actually working with a web designer on redoing my site, it’s very exciting!
That *is* exciting – can’t wait to see it!
These are amazing! Genuinely beautiful poems. And how handy that you had two books around called Inside 🙂 I’m glad you have tea and books (as well as family) to keep you company.
Thanks, Rebecca! I had fun. And was also happy about having two “Inside” books – it worked out well!
Oh, I have lots of company! 🙂
Wonderful! I particularly enjoyed The Leftovers which made me laugh out loud.
We laughed at that one, too. I have been hearing a lot lately about how bare our cupboards are… 😉
Great poems! I love Leftovers and A Bird in the Kitchen.
Thanks, Laura! You should make some!
Beautiful idea! I’ll try it today. Thanks.
It’s a fun activity for the kids, too!
So clever Naomi! Thanks for sharing these, they made me smile.
Yay! I was hoping they would bring out a few smiles. 🙂
Great minds Naomi, I’ve just posted some book spine poetry too – although yours puts me to shame! That first one is fantastic!
Ha! I just saw yours, Cathy – also wonderful! It was the perfect project for a rainy day. 🙂
These are lovely! I’m impressed by your creativity. And the leftovers one made me laugh!
Thanks, Karissa! Do you think you might give it a try? It’s fun!
Perhaps…I’ll have to see if I feel inspired!
I have been mulling over some of this poetry using The Leftovers as well. In the same context. lol
Good to hear! 🙂
Wonderful, Naomi! I need to try this with my son!
You should! 🙂
Like your poetry Naomi! Wow. My favorite is the first one Fortress. Nice … keep posting them. How are you & your family doing in N.S.? Alberta is cold & closed down these days. but maybe spring will come ?? We need just little things now to look forward to …. stay well.
We’re doing okay here so far. Some days are wintry, but some are springy, so there is hope for warm weather! Glad to hear from you… take care!
Thanks for sharing these; they certainly put a smile on my face 🙂
You’re very welcome! I bet you have some good children’s books around for making poems. 😉
Ooh, that’s a good point :O Perhaps I will I take a look…