Spine Poetry

Margo of Margo Roby: Wordgathering offered this delightful spark to the brain today. She borrowed it from rhymes with tao (you can find others participating in this prompt there).  Lynn, in turn, borrowed it from an image on Pinterest.  Lynn has the full explanation at her blog (link above), but I think you’ll figure most of it out at a glance.  Thanks Lynn and Margo for putting some fun into my slow-moving day/brain.

cleaning up the clutter
beyond the reach of my chopsticks
origami flowers
writing magic
water gardens


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38 Responses to Spine Poetry

  1. Yousei, I love your bookshelf, as well as the volumes you picked for this challenge! Especially nice, the origami… Peace, Amy

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I’m delighted to brag and say that’s only a fraction of my books. I wish I had a library room. It’s rough being a literature major. I’d like to try my hand at that flower origami, but it’s a little advanced for me yet. I’ll get there though. 😀 All done. Went well. I’m back home, sore and resting. Post on the event tomorrow. Thank you so much for your well wishes.

  2. bwahahahaha. aloha Yousei Hime – cool fun. i use to do a version of this with the crawler tv show listings. way too easy sometimes. fun. aloha.

  3. Raven says:

    As usual … you have brought a smile to my face.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      🙂 I’m glad. I’m really enjoying reading your latest writing. I’m starting to think I should take a study break too. Wait…I already take too many breaks as it is. Keep up the good and getting better work.

  4. Jennifer Worrell says:

    That is ABSOLUTELY clever! Wow:)

    • Yousei Hime says:

      😀 Isn’t it. I’ve always been attracted to books (bookstores are my catnip). This idea makes sense to me. If I had a better memory, I’d create stacks of poems on my shelves with all my books. Unfortunately, I’d never remember where anything I wanted was, so alphabetical or subject organization is safer. Thanks for stopping in and sharing in the fun.

  5. becca givens says:

    I am following the breadcrumbs from one entry to the site to each of you. What a fun prompt!! 🙂

  6. Yousei, yours turned out so colourful. Nice title picks.


  7. ManicDdaily says:

    Very interesting idea – and I think you did a really cool job with it. (I disagree with your comment above.) K.

  8. brian miller says:

    ha, this is a really fun prompt…beyond the reach of my shopsticks, i like that…really just the thought of trying to clean up clutter with them, lol…or rabbits using them…smiles…

    • Yousei Hime says:

      It was fun. Makes you think about book titles and what you have on your shelf too. Lots of smiles from the irony of titles and meaning in the book. Fun all around. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  9. Roxie says:

    inspirational…pure and simple but divine, love the idea! 🙂

  10. nonoymanga says:

    I think time to download some ebooks very good list. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

  11. I love it! What is Beyond the Reach of my Chopsticks about?

    • Yousei Hime says:

      Welcome, welcome! So glad you came by. I love the prompt (if you couldn’t tell), and I really appreciate your visit. Beyond the Reach of My Chopsticks is a collection of haiku by Fay Aoyagi of Blue Willow Haiku World. The haiku in the collection are hers. The poems on her site are primarily recent (relatively) tanka and haiku she has translated from Japanese. Hope you visit and enjoy her site. She has info on purchasing her book at the site as well.

  12. sandy says:

    I have to try this, will get back to you!

  13. Oh, I love the looks of the books you picked, Yousei! Great layering and order!

    I gave it a try, too…


  14. Eve Redwater says:

    That is such a cool idea! I love the result!

    • Yousei Hime says:

      It is fun. There are even better ones than this out there too. I was too lazy to look further than the bookshelf beside my writing area. 😉 Thanks for stopping in.

  15. margo roby says:

    Fun, yes? I like the images in your choices. So many. I can see how a ‘regular’ poem might spring from this exercise.

    • Yousei Hime says:

      I agree. Mine felt a bit forced (and self-absorbed), but it was still fun. I really loved a couple of the others (yours included) that have sprung up so far. So…taking up Joseph’s quantum gauntlet?

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