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Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Spine Poetry: FTF-style!

I love a good book spine poem, and there is something about them that always seems to turn magical and fantastical and perfectly suited to fairy tales... (Well, mine do, at least.) If you're unfamiliar with the concept, you basically gather a stack of books whose titles, when linked together and read in order, make a poem. It can be brief or longer, very poem-esque or more impressionistic -- it can even just be one which sounds damn cool, but doesn't mean much of anything.

My poem today is about a girl discovering a fantastical world she never thought she'd experience -- a girl who has learned to fly. Where she learned this, whether it was a gift bestowed in a fairy tale, just what exactly her backstory is, is completely open to your own interpretation (and is half the fun!); check it out below and let me know your thoughts, or even your own book spine poems, in the comments.

Hope you enjoy!

The summer I learned to fly —
the space between, between the sea and the sky — 
wondrous strange.

Across the great barrier, the sky is everywhere:
a million suns glow, shine...

Summer and bird, 
blackbird -- 
the girl who could fly.

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  1. Book spine poetry? That is such a great idea. Why have I never thought of it before? I have stared at books often enough. I really like this one. Ok, off to create some of my own.

    1. Tweet me or tag me somehow when you do one! I love seeing them. =)

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    1. Yeah, this one leaves me with a happy feeling. =D


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