[Poetry Friday] Book Spine Poems – Changing Seasons

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I am glad to be joining Poetry Friday this week. As April is about to end, I make a last hurrah for National Poetry Month as I share a few book spine poems as inspired by Travis Jonker from 100 Scope Notes. Poetry Friday is hosted this week by the beautiful Laura Salas of Writing the World for Kids.

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Changing Seasons


and here is another one on dream-like states and fleeting shimmering marvels

IMG_6843and finally…


If you wish to know more about kidlitosphere events in connection to National Poetry Month, the amazing Jama Rattigan has a round-up post here.

Myra is a Teacher Educator and a registered clinical psychologist based in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates. Prior to moving to the Middle East, she lived for eleven years in Singapore serving as a teacher educator. She has edited five books on rediscovering children’s literature in Asia (with a focus on the Philippines, Malaysia, India, China, Japan) as part of the proceedings for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content where she served as the Chair of the Programme Committee for the Asian Children’s Writers and Illustrators Conference from 2011 until 2019. While she is an academic by day, she is a closet poet and a book hunter at heart. When she is not reading or writing about books or planning her next reads, she is hoping desperately to smash that shuttlecock to smithereens because Badminton Is Life (still looking for badminton courts here at UAE - suggestions are most welcome).

11 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Book Spine Poems – Changing Seasons

  1. Myra, I love the last one – two titles, two lines says it all. Fun poems. =)


  2. These poems actually inspire writing other poems…cool!


  3. Loved that last one…spine poems are so much fun to create.


  4. Book spine poems fascinate me! I’m blown away by the way people put titles together and actually come up with something that makes sense! I love “Seasons,” especially the last two lines.


  5. I love spine poems – I keep coming back to the dream one and wanting to try the lines in different order even. Don’t know why it’s so intriguing to me, but I guess it’s really just that they are so much fun to mess around with.


  6. Always interesting to see what books people choose to use in these, Myra. I like that one starting with Ben’s Dream.


  7. So many books about dreams! I like the word “gossamer” a lot. How was the book?

    I wonder how it changes your last spine poem to switch the order of those two books? Same or no?


  8. I find the last one says much more in two lines than many longer poems!


  9. These are fabulous–my favorite is the first one. Somehow that gossamer in there and then the poison just add so many twists and turns.


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