You can find poems anywhere! Even in a stack of books! Creating a spine poem is much like writing found poetry but instead of using the text from a page of a book or article, you use the titles printed on the spines of books. Simply arrange the books so the spines can be read like a sentence.
You don’t need a large number of books to create a spine poem, just an imagination. The children’s books in my poem below came from my small home library. Happy Earth Day!
Forest has song, stars, winter bees... Neema's reason to smile. Thank you, Earth.
Now it’s your turn
Raid your bookshelves for spines and see what you come up with. Even better, grab your kids and make it a family activity. Feel free to share your poetry with us in the comments below (scroll way down). For those of you who would like to share or comment anonymously, I’ve created settings to allow you to do so. Simply reply without signing into your WordPress account.
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Next week we’ll explore more spine poetry as we make our way to the novel section of my bookshelf. Join the blog for a weekly pop of poetry. And if you are enjoying Poetry Pop, please spread the word and share the love with the share buttons below.
No books were harmed in the making of this poem:
If you’d like to take a look, you’ll find links below to the fabulous children’s books that graciously played along with me today:
- FOREST HAS A SONG by Amy Ludwig Vanderwater and Robbin Gourley
- STARS by Mary Lyn Ray and Marla Frazee
- WINTER BEES & OTHER POEMS OF THE COLD by Joyce Sidman and Rick Allen
- NEEMAN’S REASON TO SMILE by Patricia Newman and Mehrodkut Amini
- THANK YOU, EARTH by April Pulley Sayre
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