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!






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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!

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  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!

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