Book Spine Poetry aka Monday procrastination!

I finished Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf last week for Heaven Ali’s #Woolfalong and I have been struggling to write a review that does it justice, so I’m procrastinating a little bit this Monday morning!

I was inspired to try some book spine poetry over the weekend when I saw poems that Naomi at Consumed by Ink and Fiction Fan recently created. Naomi’s resulting poems were beautiful, Fiction Fan’s were ‘bitter and twisted’ – her words not mine, I thought they were pretty cool!

Mine are….strange? What do you think?

Here are four poems, three from real books and one from my Kindle collection and I have taken a little bit of liberty with punctuation!

Book poems 1

Our few and evil days in the forest.

The visitor, the strangest man.

Redemption falls,

this changes everything.

Book poems 2

Quietly, a lover sings

‘You must remember this…’

A slanting of the sun.

Love lies bleeding, this side of brightness.

Book poems 3

Lonesome dove

Grief is the thing with feathers.

Until I find you this may hurt a bit.

The death of the heart and the pursuit of happiness.

book title poetry

What was lost?

‘I don’t know’, I said

Sleepwalkers, plowing the dark.

A history of falling things, fallen.

The dancers dancing, here on earth.

Let the great world spin.


Anyone else fancy having a go? I’d love to hear yours! It’s a little bit addictive once you get going!






36 thoughts on “Book Spine Poetry aka Monday procrastination!

  1. It is very addictive, isn’t it?
    Your poems are fabulous! I’ve seen some like yours that have made one line out of more than one title, but I don’t think I’m capable of such complexity. 🙂
    I tried to pick a favourite, but I can’t – they’re all my favourite!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Pingback: Book Spine Poetry – a break from the norm | Cleopatra Loves Books

  3. Pingback: Book Spine Poetry – Bookish Beck

  4. Pingback: Book Spine Poetry | Orange Pekoe Reviews

  5. Pingback: Meet the Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! Writer | Grab the Lapels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s