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!”
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… 😛 )
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 ~