A time to sow
kindness goes unpunished
the final 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.