Friday, April 9, 2010

* I'm Definitely NOT a Poet, and I KNOW IT! *

Fun information found at Cathy C.'s Hall of Fame Blog:  April is National Poetry Month and using book spines to write a poem is a fun way for anyone to get in on the action.

So, below you will find my attempt at a "book spine poem" - just read the titles (not the authors' names) from top to bottom. Fun, huh? Give it a try!

I managed to quickly put two of them together this afternoon, but couldn't take photos until I charged up the old battery.....the camera's, not mine. Although, mine is still dragging a bit. I've got to get out tomorrow and start my walking regimen again. That usually helps.

Anyway, here they are. (These are two separate "poems", but I couldn't get the two photos very far apart.)

How did I do, Oh Wondrous Miss Cathy C.?
I now challenge other blog buddies to do the same!

"Roses are red. Violets are purple. I never thought him funny. That goofy Steve Urkel." -- Becky Povich

"Roses are red. But the thorns are a bear. The guy who is funny. Was the Prince of Bel-Air." -- Becky Povich


  1. You may not be a poet, but you sure are fun! And if people enjoy your poems, doesn't that make you a poet? I'm going to try that book spine thing. Looks fun!

  2. Writing a poem
    is harder than
    fitting into last
    year's swimming suit
    where the spandex melted
    two sizes smaller
    from an accidental
    sizzling journey
    in the dryer.

  3. That does sound like a fun way to create a poem. Thanks Becky. And K9friend, I can relate :-)

  4. I think you did swell, Becky!

    My oldest son is one of those poets who writes lovely lyrical lines-and after I read them, I say, "Huh?"

    Whereas book spine poems, I kinda get :-)

    Y'all have fun!

  5. I love these! My bookshelves are packed right now, so I should be able to come up with something. :)

  6. Hey Everyone! Thanks! When I said I'm Not a Poet, though, I meant my illustrious poems at the end at the end of this post! Bleah! :o

  7. Hi Becky,
    Thanks for the heads up about my post - I fixed it. These little poems are just like the ones I make up for my kids all the time! Funny and zany and they love them.

    Smiles and happy Sunday to you!

  8. If I tried this, I would probably wind up with something that reads like a history book.

  9. Hi Walt! Well, you don't have to use your entire library, ya know! :)
    Let me know if you do it, and I'll be sure to check it out!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Oh, hey Julia! Sorry, I missed commenting back at ya! I'm glad you got your post fixed. These blogs sometimes have a mind of their own, don't they? Glad you liked my poems, too. My husband and I love to make up "Roses are" poems! The goofier the better, and just to entertain ourselves! :o


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