Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Spine Poetry

A friend that I met through My Name is Not Bob’s Platform Challege was inspired to create a Bookshelf Poetry Challenge.

Spine Poetry is a bunch of books stacked up to create a poem from the titles on the book spines.

I raided my kids’ bookshelves for this one – and then also tossed in a couple of my favorites.

Amazon inserted more information than I included.

Here is how I wrote out my poem (see below for Amazon's version):

         Dear Children of the Earth, (A Letter From Home),
                 How to Be An Explorer of the World:
         Vacation Under the Volcano
         Picnic, Lightning,
         dream of night,
         Ask and It is Given
         Good night,

Dear Children of the Earth: A Letter from Home [DEAR CHILDREN OF THE EARTH -OS]
How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum
Vacation Under the Volcano (Magic Tree House, No. 13)
Picnic, Lightning
Dream of Night
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires
Goodnight Moon


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  1. Love it. I'm impatient to try one of my own now! I tweeted yours, to share!

    1. Thank you so much, Elissa!! Looking forward to seeing yours.

  2. Very nice! I think I'm going to raid my kids' bookshelf next week too.

  3. How gorgeous yours is, Linda.

  4. Thanks for the link, Linda. Wasn't this fun?!

  5. Yours is awesome! I love seeing what everyone is doing with this!

  6. Hello Linda!
    Your poem is so beautiful and engaging to every person. The idea that you call everyone a child of earth calls forth the innocence and playfullness of everybody. You, then, remind us that the world is to be explored, which is a positive interaction with the world - not a negative one. The frivolity returns with your next 3 lines. But the line, "Ask & it shall be given" - a sense of trust again enfolds your poem. That as children, all we have to do is ask & our needs will be taken care of. And the ending, "Good Night Moon" - that all is encompassed as treasured and part of our"world," even something not in our immediate backyard.

    These are the themes I see in your poem: inclusivity, innocence, playfulness, exploration, interaction, trust, care-taking, and ending again w/inclusivity. Purely wonderful, Linda!! Thank you for this!

    1. What a thoughtful post, Monique.
      I was really enamored by that title, Children of the Earth. To me, it expresses that we are all connected.
      Thank you for reading and sharing. :-)

  7. How fun! I totally have to try this. :)