Saturday, February 23, 2013

2013 Book Blogger Love-a-Thon: Book Spine Poetry

We loved the idea of this challenge, which was to create a poem only using book titles! It was a lot of fun, but it was also quite difficult. We couldn't really think of any rhyming titles, so we went with more of a free verse approach here:

Under the never sky,
The name of the star,
The dark unwinding,
Unearthly beautiful creatures torment.
Something strange and deadly,
Spirit bound, boundless, entwined,
Unspoken, the unidentified unwind.
Before I fall everneath,
Embrace the immortal rules.

33 comments:

  1. Wow, you did a surprisingly good job haha. I especially LOVE the this: "Before I fall everneath, embrace the immortal rules". Sounds really good!

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    1. That's my favorite line from the poem! We sat around for a good couple of hours brainstorming!

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  2. I think that you did great! Awesome poem. That's a fun challenge. I'm posting on blogs and am going to go back and do one of my own.

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    1. It took us a long time to pull something decent together. It was definitely a tough but fun challenge!

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  3. I found this challenge to be the most difficult! I don't have a poetic bone in my body and it didn't help that I only had titles (most of which were fantasy)! Nicely done ladies!

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    1. It was a tough challenge! It was easier for Lee and I to put our heads together to come up with something; I can't imagine doing it solo!

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  4. That is awesome! I always freak out about using titles that start with 'the' in book spine poetry and you've made it work so well. Well done guys :)

    Claire @ Project to be Read

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    1. We had to scour our shelves looking for titles that would work!

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  5. I echo Judith! That was my favorite line! "Before I fall everneath, embrace the immortal rules." SO good! Flows beautfully!

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    1. That was my favorite line from the poem too! Out of everything, it made the most sense.

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  6. This is great! What a fun little challenge. You girls did wonderful.

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    1. It was a tough challenge; we feel accomplished!

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    1. It was so hard finding titles that would fit well together!

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  8. I love how this evokes a certain feeling - slightly mysterious, slightly tempting, slightly creepy. Amazing job!

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    1. We just tried to find book titles that had verbs in them.

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  9. This is really some excellent poetry, I LOVED it! Also I am loving the illustrations on your blog!

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    1. Thanks! We had a hard time finding titles that would fit well in our poem.

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  10. I love your poem and how pretty it is! Like what Alexa said, there is mystery to it but it's also flowy and beautiful!

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    1. We kind of just threw something together, and it surprisingly came out fairly decent.

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  11. You're a poet, Lee!
    "Spirit bound, boundless, entwined,
    Unspoken, the unidentified unwind." - my favorite lines
    :)

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    1. Ally deserves most of the credit for writing this; I just added a few titles here and there.

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  12. Ooooh I love it! I did the free verse as well. That flowed really well and was so pleasant to read :) Great job!

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    1. Free verse was a real lifesaver for us! We couldn't think of any rhyming book titles!

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  13. I love this! Your verse feels so dark and eerie, great job!

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    1. It just kind of took off in that direction. We do read a lot of paranormal, so that's probably why the poem ended up with a dark tone, lol.

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  14. Oooh, I really like this one! Especially the last two lines! Great job!!

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    1. Thanks! It was quite a challenge finding book titles that worked well together!

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  15. Oh it's fantastic! You did a great job. I love all the book titles I see there :D You included a lot of my favorites. Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. We had to run through both our lists of read books for quite some time. We gave up on trying to rhyme pretty quickly, lol.

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  16. This is an amazing poem! It turned out AMAZING!!! I just got shivers from reading this! :)

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    1. Thank you! It made us realize how hard it is to compose book spine poetry, lol.

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