Book spine poetry, giving it a try

May 17, 2012

Last night I sat on the back of the sofa in my library with my head cocked sideways reading book spines till I got a crick in my neck. It was all Lynn’s fault. She posted this brilliant challenge and people in my writing group took it up with fantastic imaginations.

As I sat there reading the spines all things ridiculous grabbed hold of my heart and wound their sticky tentacles around my soul till I was laughing.

Here are links to Misky’s, Margo’s, Linda’s, and De’s.

I hope the energy for being silly is thick where you are. Go ahead, cut it with a butter knife and spread it on your toast.

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  • Reply De Jackson May 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Love it! It’s addictive, isn’t it. I haven’t looked at a book the same since. Such a wonderful prompt idea. Yours are awesome! Thanks so much for the link-up. 🙂

  • Reply Lynn Daue May 17, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Guilty as charged! And think, you get to do this again next week!

    I love your poems, especially the ones using single authors. I think that might have to be a twist in a few weeks …

  • Reply Linda Hatton May 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Looks like you had fun. I love them! My favorite is the one about The World’s Wife. Good advice. 😉

  • Reply Michelle Pond May 18, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Veronica-I’m not surprised you were willing to try something new. I’m giving you the Versatile Blogger Award. See the post at

  • Reply Esther Bradley-DeTally May 18, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Love Carole Shields – Stone Diaries; see you have Swann, the world wife looks good; what is your blog; not sure i am finding where to sign up to follow; maybe following now, doubt it; you want snail mail penpal; hmmm let’s think about it! i write to someone in prison, and letters are important; i’m up for it i think; i’m a writer; so it’s all writing!-let me know; check out my blog and see ifyou like me!

    • Reply Veronica May 19, 2012 at 4:24 pm

      Hi Esther, I also love Carol Shields and Carol Ann Duffy is so fantastic I get weepy reading her poetry. I’m not sure you can sign up to follow!?! haven’t even thought of that yet. I’m a leave things to random chance kind of girl; I know, not very popular in blog land. I WANT SNAIL MAIL! I want doodles and coloured paper and ephemera and thoughts and pressed flowers to come addressed to me, with stamps and everything. I promise to send first and then back etc.

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