NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 10


Current state of writing nook

Lost Reflection

A time to sow
lost souls
kindness goes unpunished
the final reflection…
Perfect escape


Lost Reflection

NaPoWriMo Prompt – But today’s prompt should be a little bit less emotionally involving — a nice chaser for yesterday. Today’s prompt comes to us from Lillian Hallberg. She challenges us to write a “book spine” poem. This involves taking a look at your bookshelves, and writing down titles in order (or rearranging the titles) to create a poem. Some fun images of book spine poems can be found here. If you want to take things a step further, Lillian suggests gathering a list of titles from your shelves (every third or fifth book, perhaps, if you have a lot) and using the titles, as close to the originals as possible, to create a poem that is seeded throughout with your own lines, interjections, and thoughts. Happy writing!

Easy? Ha! Do you see my workspace is still in disarray? And it also had my bookshelf. Now yes, being a house of readers there are a multitude of bookshelves in this home. But I wanted the poem to reflect me not everyone else. I think I put together some titles as to how I feel about the current upheaval. Notice in the top picture the drywall is up. Painting won’t be done until April 20th and I’m told it will be an all day affair. Yes, I am still lost and do not have my place to escape and reflect.

Notice the shout out to Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore, opening book and then to Jennifer Brown, closing book. 😉

6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2016 Day 10

  1. Love this one! Especially the explanation and the photos. Really well done. I do love reading what everyone’s done with the prompt!
    Lillian (my prompt 🙂 — )

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