Saturday, April 20, 2024

NPM 2024 - Book Spine Poem 20

For National Poetry Month this year, I am perusing my bookshelves and building book spine poems.

A Writing Kind of Day

When rain falls
Splish! Splash!
The sky stirs up trouble
Tap, tap! Boom, boom!
When thunder comes
Flash! Crash! Rumble and Roll!
This is the rain
Drip! Drop!
What’s the weather inside?
Cloudy, with a chance of meatballs.

Poem ©Tricia Stohr-Hunt, 2024. All rights reserved.

  • A Writing Kind of Day: Poems For Young Poets by Ralph Fletcher, illustrations by April Ward
  • When Rain Falls by Melissa Stewart, illustrations by Constance Rummel Bergum
  • Splish Splash by Joan Bransfield Graham, illustrations by Steve Scott
  • The Sky Stirs Up Trouble: Tornadoes by Belinda Jensen, illustrations by Renée Kurilla 
  • Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, illustrations by G. Brian Karas
  • When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders by J. Patrick Lewis, illustrations by Jim Burke, R. Gregory Christie, Tonya Engel, John Parra, Meilo So
  • Flash, Crash, Rumble, and Roll by Franklyn Branley, illustrations by True Kelley
  • This Is the Rain by Lola M. Schaefer, illustrations by Jane Wattenberg 
  • Drip! Drop!: How Water Gets to Your Tap by Barbara Seuling, illustrations by Nancy Tobin 
  • What's the Weather Inside?: Poems by Karma Wilson, illustrations by Barry Blitt 
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett, drawn by Ron Barrett
I hope you'll come back again to see what new poem I've cobbled together. You can find all the poems I've written this month on the Book Spine Poems page


  1. Wow! Onomatopoeia via book titles!!

    1. Yes! I've been trying to do something with the titles that include sounds.

  2. Love this project! you have a way of putting titles together so well.

  3. Tricia, this is another fabulous spine poem. Each line adds depth to the poem leading to that wonderful ending. Would you be interested in adding one spine poem on spring to my NPM project Poetry Parade Padlet and Gallery? (Perhaps this poem would be a good fit since it is a delightful picture of the weather this April.)