Friday, April 30, 2021

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.

 

firefight

becoming

supernova

all the bright places

finally

okay for now

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.

  

finally

we'll fly away -

the inventor's secret

becoming 

the truth:

adventures in science 

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved. 

 

frogs & french kisses

becoming

vengeful

in a heartbeat -

sealed with a diss

©2021, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved. 

 

how to swear around the world:

shout

America again -

vicious
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speak

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 

Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme is hosting the Poetry Friday roundup...

Join us!
 


 

25 comments:

  1. 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!!!

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    1. 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. :)

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  2. 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."

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    1. Congrats! I enjoyed all my stops this month.

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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

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  5. 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'!

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    1. 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! :)

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

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

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  7. Enjoyed all of these. So fun!

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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  12. 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!

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    1. 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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