Of Books and Binders and Book Binder Poetry

Good morning!

It’s a beautiful Friday and we are back with our next installment of Evelyn-finds-something-neat-about-poetry-and-comes-to-share-it on The Rain-Drenched Writer!

Or, as my dad would say, “Have you heard Evelyn’s new poem? She didn’t write a single word!”

Well, I am sure we are all glad to be here. If you are new to these series, check out previous episodes: here and here and here. 😜

Today’s topic of discussion: book-binder poetry!

It’s a simple idea. You take a stack of books and arrange their titles into a poem.

(Quick note though: I do not necessarily recommend all the books displayed in this post. I have not read all of them but am only using them here for the purpose of poetry. :))

Here is the first poem I created:

I began to realize quickly that verbs don’t show up much in titles. Neither do many “which” or “who” or “what.”

For my second one I was very glad to find a book titled With. I ended up using this book a lot… it was very helpful! (Keep in mind to ignore it’s subtitle… πŸ˜› )

My third one, I am quite fond of! I titled this one, Gossip.

To my delight, after that, I found two books about a watchman…

Then I decided to take a visit to the Christian-living bookshelf in our household and see what I could find there.

Suddenly my poems became a lot less poetic and star-spangled, but more blunt and foreboding…

And finally, my very last one which I found quite by accident as these books were already right by each other, separated by only two other books:

Which one is your favorite? Have you ever played around with book-binder poetry?

~ evelyn ~

25 thoughts on “Of Books and Binders and Book Binder Poetry”

  1. I have never seen this before and I love it so much! Super creative. 😊 I think the second ones my favorite…but I love Gossip too.

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  2. My favorites were the second, third, and sixth. This is SUCH a cool idea!! I might steal the idea and post some of these on my blog sometime! I’ll tag you!

    Also, I have so many of those books. πŸ˜€ I have Follow My Leader, Mountain Born, In Search of Honor (one of my favs!), Freedom Fighter, Stepping Heavenward, Beyond the Desert Gate, and The Roar on the Other Side.

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    1. Ah yes! You totally should! It’s a lot of fun.

      Oh neat! I really enjoy Follow My Leader and I’ve read Mountain Born and In Search of Honor but that was many years ago and I don’t remember much!

      And then Roar on the Other Side… don’t get me started! It’s sooo good. I’m going through it a second time right now and learning so much!


  3. WOAH. THESE ARE EPIC. The second one really caught my attention, but then so many after that also had me wide-eyed. This is such a cool idea, and you executed it so well!

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