A long time ago when I complained about the midnight deadline (9 PM for those of us on Pacific Time) for slices, Stacey encouraged me to write at night and post for the next day. I've only done that a few times, but this week calls for me to get ahead of the game, at least for a few days.
So I pulled a few books off the shelf to bring you this year's book spine poem in honor of all the seasons. I didn't have a winter book, but found one when I raided the grands' book basket.
Open a world of possible
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening
Peach blossom spring
A fall of marigolds
The only book I've read in the stack is Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost and newly illustrated (2022) by P. J. Lynch (with a young woman as the rider of the horse). You may know P. J. Lynch best as the illustrator for The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
This is my twelfth year to write a slice of life each day during the month of March. Thank
you Two Writing Teachers for creating this challenge and providing the
space and support for us year after year. And thanks to this magnificent
community for sharing stories with me and encouraging my writing life.
Very nice :)ReplyDelete
I like how you created Book Spine poetry through the topic of seasons. I have never thought of having a set topic for this format. I will now keep an eagle eye out in my book collections with an idea to curate poems.. (Heidi - Wordsmithing blog)ReplyDelete
A poem, an idea for writing, and new book titles all in one. Thank you!ReplyDelete
This is lovely! Whenever I see people sharing book spine poetry, I always think it's a format I want to try, but it is so much harder than it looks! You make it seem effortless. I love how you've conveyed the beauty of the seasons.ReplyDelete
Fun to do! I always get frustrated when I try this. I really like what you came up with.ReplyDelete
This worked well! I love the words "copper sun". I always have a book spine poem this month as well. They are nice to have in the queue!ReplyDelete
I love book spine poems too! They are a fun way to see what everyone else is reading. I'm on Pacific time too, and I feel your struggle to finish by 9pm every day. Sometimes I do write at night and post it the next day, but that somehow feels like cheating to me.ReplyDelete
Lovely to meet some more slicers on the Pacific coast!Delete
I've never heard of book spine poems, but now I'm intrigued! I'm going to have to try this myself. I'm on the Pacific coast, too, and was always struggling to get my posts done by 9 p.m. Last year and this year I've been posting at night for the next day, and it's much less stressful. The key was remembering to start on February 28th!ReplyDelete
Sometimes, I write it the day before, but wait to post it until the next day. It can get confusing. Glad to meet another Pacific coast slicer.Delete