As some of you may know, April is National Poetry Month in the United States.
Do you read poems or books of poetry regularly? I frankly can’t remember the last book of poetry I have read. I know, it’s very unfortunate and I should rectify this issue.
But for now, I’ll just attempt to create poetry out of book spines. As you will soon see, it is clear that I am not a poet, but I had fun perusing my bookshelves and moving books that had been sitting there for months, untouched and unseen.
I got the idea from Naomi over at Consumed By Ink. I thought it looked interesting and challenging so I tried it out for myself!
The task was daunting at first. I have a sizable home library with hundreds of book titles to choose from, so where was I supposed to start? It was very difficult to create poems that I was happy with but eventually I had to commit.
Below are my best attempts at creating poems that make any kind of sense. I will resist the urge to explain what they mean to me.
Pride and Prejudice
The Thing Around Your Neck
Betrayal In Cold Blood
*Before The Awakening*
Sense and Sensibility
A Clockwork Orange
*Brave New World*
Life is What Happens
No One Here Gets Out Alive
A Little Life
Tears and Laughter
The Comforts of Home
Rocking the Boat
Full Frontal Feminism
If you’re thinking about creating your own poems, see this post by Book Riot to read some that are actually good! I’d love to read what you can come up with, so please try it out this April.