I stole the idea of book spine poems from Karen B. Nelson, who has a lot of good ideas for stretching the writing muscles. As you can see, I made a proper pig’s ear of it, while demonstrating that I can’t draw either. Photographing books is not easy if you want the titles to stand out. But watch out for more, because they’re addictive. I might even take specific books out of the library just because they make a good poem.
I’m calling them spoems, since they deserve a name of their own. Here is the text, followed by my photo.
My First Spoem
Watership down the crow road
This is your heart of darkness
The secret history
A spaceship built of stone
Dedicated to my Muse and Spirit Guide, William McGonagall, who I channeled for the occasion.