“Today’s prompt comes to us from Lillian Hallberg. She challenges us to write a “book spine” poem. This involves taking a look at your bookshelves, and writing down titles in order (or rearranging the titles) to create a poem. Some fun images of book spine poems can be found here. If you want to take things a step further, Lillian suggests gathering a list of titles from your shelves (every third or fifth book, perhaps, if you have a lot) and using the titles, as close to the originals as possible, to create a poem that is seeded throughout with your own lines, interjections, and thoughts.”
My Book Spine Poem~
This morning as I awoke to Half A Yellow Sun
I wondered what became of The Snowman.
Did he migrate to a colder clime
as soon as April began?
I dwell in a land Where Angels Fear
and my True Conviction
is to remain strong at all times.
My best friend says
You Are One Amazing Lady;
Who needs Noble Beginnings?
The race is not for the swift
but for those who can endure it.
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