And now for something completely different! Well, a bit different, considering I do poetry fairly regularly. A month or two ago I was introduced to Spine Poetry – I can’t remember which blog I was browsing, or indeed the meme that spawned it (feel free to enlighten us all if this happens to be something you indulge in regularly!) – but this fantastic concept involves creating a poem using the titles of books…and taking a photo of their spines in poetic order.
For my first attempt I have selected some YA/Kid Lit tomes from the shelf to create a poem entitled: “Couched in Casualty”
The curious incident of the dog in the night time.
Our big blue sofa, cracked.
It’s kind of a funny story.
For those interested, the details of the books pictured are as follows (links to more info in the thumbnails):
My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon
Our Big Blue Sofa by Tim Hopgood
Cracked by K. M. Walton
Breathe: A Ghost Story by Cliff McNish
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
This was harder than I thought it would be, but I believe I’ll still indulge when the mood takes me. I’d love to hear of the work of other spine poets also!
Until next time,