Monday, March 30, 2015

Spine Poetry

Book spine poetry is so much fun to write! One evening during the winter while volunteering at our local library friends' Bookstore, I was feeling a little restless. I think it was one of those really cold evenings when everyone wanted to be home under a blanket drinking something warm. I had some time before it was closing time  and no customers. Surrounded by books. Thinking about March Writing Challenge. Perhaps I could try? So I did. I took a few creative  licenses and inserted my words or phrases when I felt that the book titles did serve me just right. Mostly I did this not to mess up too many spots on the bookshelves (after all, I would have to place all the books back eventually).


Where the light remains
in the wonder spot
with thunder and rain.
Look again:
Shine, Shine, Shine
this heart of mine.
Live a little!

One day
when I fall in love
with this charming man
my heart will
shine, shine, shine
in my head I will hear
thunder and rain
my eyes will have
double vision.
Look again,
we are
friends forever!


  1. Very creative. This is the first time I am seeing this and I love it. I need to give it a try Thanks for sharing!

  2. Just wonderful. I really do love how powerful the titles can be.

  3. I really like this. I have thought of trying it myself, but haven't. What am I waiting for?

  4. I love the 'shine, shine, shine/this heart of mine'. These are always such a delight, Jaana, & you had all those books to choose from!

  5. I love these so much!! Every time I try and create spine poetry, I seem to fail miserably! Your poems are so beautiful!!! Thank you!

  6. This is what I call well prepared - getting ready for a challenge early. I love book spine poetry. Your poems made me smile.

  7. Fun! And the books look interesting too.

  8. I love spine poetry! I had forgotten about these until reading your slice. I wonder how this would work using slices or "slice poetry"? I may have to try them both!


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