5.24.2016

dragons and hope {spine poetry}

I've seen quite a bit of spine poetry floating around the internet, and I finally decided to try my hand at it. After all, this is a book blog titled poetree.

Also, I haven't read any of the books in the photos, so you might see reviews of them here in the near future!


the unexpected dragon,
breed of giants--
airs beneath the moon,
a thousand splendid suns



earthkeepers
surprised by hope--
the God of animals






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Have you ever tried spine poetry? How did it go? And most importantly, how would you feel about an unexpected dragon? (Honestly, I'd be quite excited. Unless, of course, it tried to eat me...)



20 comments:

  1. This is SO COOL. I may have to try this myself <3

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    1. Thanks! It was a lot of fun to put together -- you should definitely try it!

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  2. Woah!!! Never heard of spine poetry but it looks so cool! I love yours and would love an unexpected dragon.... I think

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    1. I've seen spine poetry on a few blogs, but I don't think it's hugely popular. I'm glad you liked it! And, yeah, I suppose it depends on the temperament of said dragon... :)

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  3. These are beautiful poems, I like the first one especially. I haven't tried spine poetry, but it looks fun! Is that Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright, in the second poem? I love that book, it's one of my favorites.

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    1. Thanks! The first one's my favorite, too. Yes, that is by N.T. Wright. It's actually the one book in this post that doesn't belong to me (we're living in someone else's apartment while they're away for the summer... it's a long story :) ). It sounds like maybe I should read it, though!

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  4. I have never thought about doing this. It would be a great thing to do in a library where you have a million books!

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    1. Oh, man, I could spend all day composing spine poetry in the library!

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  5. This is so cool! I've never heard of this before, but I may have to try it.

    Ellie | On the Other Side of Reality

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    1. It's fun! You should definitely try it, even if you don't end up posting it anywhere. (but if you do, definitely let me know! :) )

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  6. Fun! I didn't realize spine poetry was a thing. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  7. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL. And I haven't heard of a book called The Unexpected Dragon BUT I WANT IT. It speaks to me, honestly. Draaagons. ;D

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    1. Thank you! I'd never heard of it either -- it was an unexpected (gosh, sorry) find at a used bookstore, and, yeah, how could I not drag it home with me? It's actually three books in one, so I don't know if the individual books are more common than the single volume...

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  8. Ooh! I love book spine poetry :D

    I made 3 poems in April. It was very difficult to find titles that lent themselves to what I wanted to express. But the challenge was part of the fun.

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    1. Awesome! I think that's why I hadn't tried it before -- it's easier to start from scratch in the case of poetry. And I only had about a dozen books to choose from for these two, so it definitely was a challenge!

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  9. Ooh I love this! Never tried it though cos I have more ebooks than physical books now. I'll have to dig up my paperbacks. :D

    And I'm curious about the dragon book!

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    1. Ha, I might actually have more ebooks than physical books, too, but I hardly ever even turn on my kindle... Definitely pull out those paperbacks and give spine poetry a try! It's a lot of fun.

      I'm really excited about The Unexpected Dragon, too -- it was a serendipitous find at a used bookstore, and I hope it's good!

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  10. I've never tried Book Spine Poetry, but these are both really good! I think I like the first one the best; it sounds almost like a prophecy you'd read in a fantasy book.

    And I'm with you: an unexpected dragon would be cool--unless it tried to eat me. Then less cool.


    Alexa
    thessalexa.blogspot.com
    verbosityreviews.com

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I would like an unexpected benevolent dragon. :)

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