Back in April, Travis over at 100 Scope Notes sponsored a gallery of book spine poems. He's been doing this since 2010, so if you check out this year's gallery, you can also explore poems from other years. Book spine poems are the equivalent of visual centos. You take someone else's words and arrange them to make something new.
This morning while re-shelving books from last week's classes, a few titles jumped out at me. I suppose you could say my books goaded me into the stretch this week. Here are my poems.
Black stars in a white night sky
light and shadow
a million dots
tap dancing on the roof
where I live
Outside your window
a whiff of pine, a hint of skunk
one leaf rides the wind.
forest has a song
With the exception of A MILLION DOTS, all of these are poetry books.
I hope you'll join me in perusing your shelves and creating a book spine poem this week. I don't think you can leave a photo in the comments, so please share a link to your poem.