Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Slice of Life: Book Spine Poem

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

Always reluctant to pack away the Christmas decorations, I arranged some of my Christmas picture books to create a book spine poem that reflects on our biggest blessings of 2016!

Little One We Knew You'd Come
(that would be Teddy)!
A Dozen Silk Diapers,
A Christmas Memory 
(Teddy's first snow),
The Third Gift:  Bartholomew's Blessing -
Room For A Little One
(Grandson #2 - Arriving in February)!

I love how two births bookend this poem - one in June and one soon to come.  Those births and the joy they bring remind us
of how blessed we are by the birth of the Savior.  
And I must put in a plug for Bartholomew's Blessing, one of my favorite Christmas picture books.  I was so excited when it was picked by the Lundell girls to be read at our Christmas story hour last week.   If you don't know this book, you should.  It's a precious story of the mouse Bartholomew's search for a perfect gift when he's invited by an angel to be blessed by the newborn prince.  You'll be mesmerized by Margie Moore's beautiful illustrations and captivated by 
Stephanie Tolan's story of Bartholomew's journey.  


  1. Had to read your post because I wanted to know what a book spine poem was. Thanks! And congratulations.

  2. Happy New Year, Ramona! Sounds like a perfect Christmas. Congratulations on your growing posterity!

  3. Lovely beginning slice to the year, Ramona. This book is new to me, and of course I'll look for it!

  4. I need to get hold of Bartholomew's Blessings. I don't know that book.

  5. A beautiful spine poem to begin the new year, Ramona. Happy New Year!

  6. What a fun way to end the blessings of the season! Congratulations on grandbaby #2 also!

  7. Happy Poem. February is close. Happy New Year!

  8. What a lovely book spine poem. Happy New Year, Ramona, and congratulations:>)

  9. To have little ones on both sides is a true blessing...although I am not so sure about that dozen of silk diapers! What a wonderful February you will have!