Have you heard of spine poems? In honor of National Poetry Month, my sister wrote one and I thought it was such an effortless way to write a poem. To write one... take a look at your books and stack them up so the titles form a poem.
Here is mine:
Watching the English.
Whisper and shout
Raising their Voices.
Imagine Childhood (with)
All year round.
Ain't I a woman,
I feel liberated! Writing poetry can be slightly intimidating, but this was 10 minutes of creative and inspired fun in the middle of my rainy day. I can't wait for the girls to get home and try it too.
And now I'm looking forward to re-reading some of these books that have been forgotten on the shelf for years. I'm a tad bit worried that Watching the English was my sister's book and I'm caught after borrowing it 6 years ago.
Send me your poem - I'd love to read it.