Inspired by Brain Pickings‘s Book Spine Poetry I decided to create my own. Here’s a few of the poems I came up with. I tried to stick to nature writing books and they’re very short poems. I could have kept going but I was in danger of completely dismantling my bookshelves. I apologise for the poor quality of the photos, I had to use my phone’s camera and the light isn’t great either. But I do like the reflection on our glass dinning table.
Book Spine Poem #1
A bit of a nod to Kathleen Jamie with this one.
Book Spine Poem #2
Funny that two of the books with wild in their title are about urban nature.
Book Spine Poem #3
I think this one is my favourite.
At the water’s edge –
An unexpected light,
On the crofter’s trail –
The rings of Saturn
Book Spine Poem #4
With this one I tried to find book pairings.
The man who invented history:
The madman of freedom square,
A book of memories:
A book of silence,
Have a go, its a lot of fun! And comment with a link to your efforts, I’d love to see them.