Sometimes when you’re feeling tired or uninspired and you need to
find your creativity, you can find it in unexpected places…
A few years ago I discovered Book Spine Poetry and had a go. This week, after meltdowns and shutdowns I needed to recover my imagination and found it on my bookshelves!
Poems can be long or short – whatever you choose – just grab a few titles and see what you can conjure up.
An inspector calls love in the present tense,
reasons to stay alive.
(J.B. Priestley, Catherine Ryan Hyde, Matt Haig)
Across the wall – I capture the castle,
the castle of adventure.
(Garth Nix, Dodie Smith, Enid Blyton)
How to stop time,
just one look, second star to the right,
and a Hatfull of Sky.
The slow regard of silent things, linger…
(Matt Haig, Harlan Coben, Deborah Hautzig, Terry Pratchett, Patrick Rothfuss, Maggie Stiefvater, Harlan Coben)
Snow sisters linger, before I die…
(Carol Lovekin, Maggie Stiefvater, Jenny Downham)
The ice dragon,
falling across the wall,
looking for Alaska…
(G.R.R. Martin, Suzanne Collins, Sharon Dogar, Garth Nix, John Green)
If I stay…
Tell no one.
(Gayle Forman, Harlan Coben)
Tell me what’s on your bookshelves and make poetry…
Give it a go.