Slice of Life Story Challenge March 24 Spine Poetry



 Returning To Spine Poetry


Because it is Friday. Poetry is in order. Poetry is always in order, but particularly as the working week ends. I welcome it like wine on the weekend.

To try this poetry idea I grabbed a plentiful supply of books. I went to my personal library, scanned the shelves for suitable titles before arranging them in an order I felt provided some cohesive flow of ideas. This provides some spine splendid viewing fun. It's word play. Spine time. Something all writers need to indulge in, from time to time.

When I was satisfied with the order, I photographed my creations.

Always an easy, fun way to engage young poets, and more experienced poets too, in creating words of wonder and delight.


The top one is brand new. Inspired by some poetry titles in my collection. It has just emerged from the Poet's oven. The other two are earlier creations, re-presented for your viewing/reading pleasure. 



















Comments

  1. Very interesting! I'd never heard of this technique until now. I am thinking I need to try this out very soon. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

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    1. It's always good to share something others see as interesting. Thank you for dropping by.

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  2. We do this at the end of the year, as a way to rermember books we have read and loved through the year - always such fun sorting and shaping these "spines" into poetry.

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    1. There is an element of fun in all this Tara -and it does call upon creativity, so it is a worthwhile activity.

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  3. Great collections of books, combined to make interesting poems.
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks Kevin. You've alerted me to the potential for sharing books as well as poetry.

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  4. Your link at PF didn't work. You put the URL in the wrong slot and lost the initial "L" but I found you, nonetheless. Others might not... I love spine poetry, but so challenging. You did very well. I especially like the Factory Girls! :-)

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    1. Thanks Brenda, Yesterday found me under pressure and it showed with the incorrect placement of details when tagging. Great work on your part to locate me. Glad you liked the poems.

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  5. March SOLSC always brings out new Book Spine poetry. Love how the photos of book stacks and reading the words blends into such a satisfying experience of poetry. Someone should gather them all into a collection.

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  6. Diane you pose an interesting idea for sharing the Book Spine poetry. Thanks for dropping in.

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  7. I love the juxtapositions of the titles, and I think I see a few new books I need, as well as some old favorites from my shelves. I did some spine poetry last weekend, and it was so much fun. I am still thinking about my books, and my reading, in different ways as a result. I keep thinking I should pick a month and read books with one word titles, or a color in the title, or something like that.

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    1. Your thoughts around your reading are stimulating Whitney. They are prompting my mind to pursue some trains of thought regarding book selection. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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  8. Wow - you had fun with this one. The first poem moves quickly and is upbeat, while the last one os slow - deliberate. Beyond Redemption coupled with Deer Hunting with Jesus is powerful. I'm going to give this a try.

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  9. I did indeed have fun Laurie. I'm also pleased that you are inspired to try this for yourself.

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  10. What a stupendous collection of poetry titles for the first spine poem. Looks like I have lots of good reading to come.

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    1. Glad you like my titles Kay. Always happy to share poetry joy.

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  11. I love creating book spine poetry. These are terrific, Alan! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My absolute pleasure. Spine poetry is indeed a most creative and fun thing to do.

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