Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Book Spine Poetry

Being home, creating a charmed life,
Spirited stillness speaks.
God is at eye level.
Have you heard of Book Spine Poetry?  I'm learning about it for the first time, through my Beyond Layers class.
Book Spine Poetry is both a visual and literary art form that is created by stacking books so that the titles on the spines, when read out, make a poem. Poems can range from very short to epics. The only limit is your imagination and the size of your book collection. ~Lloydminster Public Library
Needless to say, this retired librarian headed right to the books in her studio and started hunting for useful titles.  The poem I came up with is pretty much on target for my life these days.  Can't ask for much more than that!
Here's the original stack of books, before I did a wee bit of Photoshop magic.  (For example, authors and subtitles disappeared.) 
And there are lots more bookshelves in other rooms....


Tammy said...

Nice work. I keep seeing more poetry as I see my bookshelves. :)

Beverly said...

Fantastic! I love how you cropped down the image so the titles all came together like a written poem. This is a fun project for sure, and I'm glad you are enjoying your new life! :)

Mary Ann Roesler said...

You did the challenge proud!

Ahayes1225 said...

Great job, I just finished mine also..