I've been seeing a lot of Book Spine Poetry
lately. Rachel over at Beauty and the Bookshelf
does Sunday Spinetry
every so often. And Michelle at Book Briefs has a giveaway
as part of the #TBRreadathon going on that has to do with book spine poetry. Okay, that's only two examples, but it made me want to discuss Book Spine Poetry and try my hand at it.
Emily attempts book spine poetry
Where I belong, unremembered
In the after
Well...that was my first attempt. I realized it was a bit short so I tried again! This time with 5 books.
Shattered souls shift the dead tossed waves.
Under the Never Sky.
Ha! That was a bit better. Look, I even added an exclamation mark. That makes it look more like an actual poem.
A Deadly little secret, born wicked.
The symptoms of my insanity...
Oh! Cruel Beauty; No one else can have you.
This time I took some creative license and added my own words to the poem to make it flow better.
Ten white lines, every other day.
Poison, Wither, Sever.
Until I Die.
This is my favorite poem. It uses the largest number of books, seven, but most of the titles are one word so the poem still feels short.
While making these I noticed most book spine poems are short. Which makes me want to write one that is like 40 books long. Maybe next time!
What is your opinion on book spine poetry? Do you love it, hate it, are you indifferent? Do you think it takes too much time and isn't worth doing as part of an entry in to a giveaway? I want to know. Tell me in the comments! Also, if you've ever posted about book spine poetry leave links to your poems.