|Slice of Life Challenge - Day 25 - Hosted by Ruth and Stacey of Two Writing Teachers|
I have seen several people create book spine poems in the last couple of weeks. Until this SOL challenge, I had never heard of them before. As a kindergarten teacher, I'm not sure this would be a form of poetry that I would use in my classroom as a teaching tool, but certainly as a type of poem I could read and expose my students to. So, here is my attempt to create something new out of all those great titles sitting on my children's bookshelves at home. This pile comes from my son's shelf. I'm not sure I love it, but here is my first try! An ode to the snow days we DID NOT have this winter:
After I made that first bookspine poem, I didn't publish the slice right away. It just didn't feel done and I had nothing left to give it just then. It has been hanging out there as one of those "maybe someday I will come back to this" slices. I thought more about book spine poems yesterday after reading Grade4Wizard's slice about stacks of books and I decided to give it another go. I hit up the book shelf again...this time with my middle daughter in mind. These were her baby books, now outgrown and passed along to my youngest daughter. I still picture her sitting with them piled high around her when I see them.
One last attempt...from my oldest princess's bookshelf.
Well, now I can say I've tried it! I won't quit my day job to become a full-time book spine poet, but it was fun to try anyway. It's certainly harder than it looks!