Book Spine Poetry: Slice of Life #sol21 20/31

Here’s the thing about book spine poetry: it’s impossible to create just one. Here’s the other thing about book spine poetry: it makes a big mess of your books. I now have half finished poems stacked all over my office! Oh, and one more thing about book spine poetry: cats are very curious about the piles of books.

the writer’s practice
living between the lines
finding wonders
writing down the bones
naming the world

freedom dreams
we do this ’til we free us

16 thoughts on “Book Spine Poetry: Slice of Life #sol21 20/31

  1. OMG! This is fantastic! What a great way to create with whole things that are a part of you – books! I love this and I will never look at my book collection the same way again. I just might have to try this out.
    Thank you for your great slice – photos, poetry and all. Bravo!

  2. I love these poems! What a fun process. I never thought past pen and paper to stacking books. You really can find poetry everywhere if you’re open to it. I think the cats know something about that 🙂

  3. Both of these are great! I should really try making some of these kinds of poems. Thanks for the wonderful post!

    • LOL, I was fussing to my mom this morning about how I felt I had no ideas for a slice today and she said “You haven’t done a book spine poem yet.” TRUE! They are a wonderful rescue on certain days, aren’t they?

  4. These are incredible poems! I can see that book spine poetry could lead to a bit of a mess, but your poems prove that it is worth it. 🙂

  5. I love this format. And that second poem? POWERFUL STUFF. That’s a line for me to roll up and carry in my back pocket.

  6. I love the mention of your curious cats wandering the book piles. I have to agree that book spine poetry makes a mess of your books, but the play makes it worth the mess.

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