NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Ten

#NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Ten

The prompt today was easier since yesterday’s was so hard and required so much vulnerability and bravery. Today’s challenge was to write a “book spine” poem. This involved me taking a look at my kindle “bookshelf” and writing down titles in order (or rearranging the titles) to create a poem. I used the book titles in their original form. Can you count all the books? How many of them have you read?

If you’ve never tried writing poetry, today would be a great day to give it a go with this prompt. It was just plain old fun. I absolutely loved it! Post yours in the comments below please.


tattoos on the heart
bring a kind of just mercy to life–
a fine balance of purple hibiscus, yellow crocus and a wilder rose.
one thousand gifts
rising strong–
a pavilion of women the same kind of different as me.
resilient pilgrim–
release your sacred cows and
ride your blue horses.
at the corner of east and now,
i’ll sing you home.

6 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2016 Day Ten

  1. Love it! Especially the last line. Read your about and saw your pic and got me to thinking — wouldn’t it be fun to do Childrens’ Spine Poetry….IE a poem from the titles of childrens’ book! Mother Goose
    Red Fish Blue Fish
    and Frosty the Snowman
    could all go out and have a ball 🙂
    Or — someone else’s today brought the idea of writing a poem for our collection of CD jackets! 🙂
    So glad you had fun with the prompt! I was honored NaPoWriMo decided to use it.

    • It was a great prompt! Kudos to you for suggesting it. I think I will try the children’s spine challenge today, too. We are traveling home, and I have a number of Little Wonder’s books on my kindle. I was just saying how I wish I had another prompt. 🙂 Thanks!

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