picture + form = Spine Tingling Conclusion to National Poetry Month

To celebrate Nation Poetry Month I shared a picture and poetic form every day in April!

1 April: Lizard Toe

2 April: Open Wide

3 April: Who Am I?

4 April: Cone-y Island Dog

5 April: Happy Birthday, Colleen!

6 April: Watermark Moon

7 April: GOTCHA!

8 April: Snow Kidding

9 April: I 'der' to Learn German

10 April: Labyrinth Enlightenment

11 April: Hoverbird

12 April: Lucky Ducky

13 April: Stone Face

14 April: Let's Dance

15 April: Optimism

16 April: Seek and Ye Shall Find

17 April: Unstable Connection

18 April: Two Tired Together

19 April:  Böögg

20 April: Britney

21 April: RIP Troll-like Shakespearean Character

22 April: Seymour (See-more) the Cat 

23 April: Slow Burn

24 April: haiku 

25 April: Love with a Capital J 

26 April: Call Me Maybe

27 April: Pointed Reminder 

28 April: Going Up

29 April: Poem in Your Pocket Day 

I'm concluding my month long celebration with a Spine Tingling Extravaganza!

Enjoy my parting gift to you and thank you for coming along for this poetic journey.





all the bright places


okay for now

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we'll fly away -

the inventor's secret


the truth:

adventures in science 

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frogs & french kisses



in a heartbeat -

sealed with a diss

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how to swear around the world:


America again -

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the truth

crucial conversations

listen, slowly

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved. 

pictures: books from our book shelves

poetry form: spine poem

  • a form of 'found' poetry
  • arrange books so titles create a poem 

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Mary Lee said...

They're all great, but I love the last one the best. Happy Poetry Month! Your writing was FABULOUS! I'm SO ready to try new forms!!!

Cathy said...

Like Mary Lee, I love them all (and that last one has an important message). I'm a little partial to the first one. It makes me think of pandemic life: "okay for now."

Cathy said...

Congrats! I enjoyed all my stops this month.

Linda Mitchell said...

oooooh, I love book spine poetry. It was one of my favorite lessons with students. I hope I get to do it again. Wonderful titles for your poem stacks.

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Mary Lee, for joining me on this journey. It made things easier knowing you were cheering me on. Can't wait to read your poems in the various forms. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Cathy! I'm so glad you stopped by all month and shared in this poetic celebration. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Spine poetry was addictive - a lot harder than it looks. It is surprising how few verb book titles there are. :)

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

I love how spine poetry makes the poet think as much as the reader. Great job!

Linda B said...

I've loved every one of your 'daily' poems, Bridget. How fun to end with spine poems. Like Mary Lee, I am ready for some new form challenges. I have a lot of books, so maybe... I love that 'sealed with a diss'!

Buffy Silverman said...

That final spine poem--perfect (and now I want to read frogs & french kisses!)

jama said...

Enjoyed all of these. So fun!

Ruth said...

Whoa, "How to swear around the world" is powerful! It's been a wonderful NPM. Let's do it again next year!

michelle kogan said...

Captivating journey through your spine poems… I really like your last one, thanks for all Bridget!

Catherine Flynn said...

These are terrific, Bridget! Like many others, the last one is my favorite.

Bridget Magee said...

True that, Matt! And an enjoyable process nonetheless. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you so much for reading and commenting all month long, Linda. Your support has been much appreciated. And with your access to the bookstore, I bet you will create brilliant spine poems! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Buffy! That middle grade series by Sarah Mlynowski was a big hit with my daughter - hence I raided her bookshelf for this book. ;)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Jama! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Ruth! Yes, the 'how to swear...' book was a gift before we went abroad. Quite useful in certain situations. ;)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Michelle! It's been a fun month. :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Catherine! :)

Carol Varsalona said...

Bridget, there are so many spine poems to ponder here and I do love the last one the best. I created a spine book poem arrangement in my study with old books.

Elisabeth said...

oh I love these Bridget! You've done an amazing job of finding inspiration this month, and passing it along to all of us. Thank you!

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Carol! I'd love to see what spine poem you came up with in your study! :)

Bridget Magee said...

Thank you, Elisabeth! It has been an enjoyable and let's be honest, exhausting, month. I'm happy you came along for the journey. :)

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