Today, I discovered #BookSpinePoetry for the first time courtesy of The Conclave of Sappho…and decided to give it a try. I not only had fun perusing my bookcases and shelves, but I rediscovered old books, new books, borrowed books, books I’d forgotten about and books I can’t wait to read or re-read!
My first go gave me this:
The fearless fire-eaters looking for Alaska,
Stand a little taller across the wall…
(Emma Pass, David Almond, John Green, Gordon B. Hinckley, and Garth Nix)
What I was, impossible stardust,
How I live now, beneath the distant star,
Falling, before I die…
(Meg Rosoff, Nancy Werlin, Neil Gaiman, Meg Rosoff,
Lisa Shambrook, Sharon Dogar, Jenny Downham)
After the first death,
If I stay,
(Robert Cormier, Gayle Forman, Maggie Stiefvater, Judy Blume)
I capture the castle beneath the rainbow,
under the greenwood tree, across the wall,
through the looking glass, when no one was looking…
(Dodie Smith, Lisa Shambrook, Thomas Hardy, Garth Nix, C.S. Lewis, Rosemary Wells)
What’s on your bookshelf and what poetry can you make?
Pop over to Millie’s blog post on The Conclave of Sappho
and check out her beautiful bookspine poem
and then have a go yourself!
Feel free to share your poems in the comments below…
(I want to know what’s on your bookshelf too!)