Debra – Spine Tingling and a Prize!

One of our followers (Hi, Jane!) emailed the coolest thing a few days ago.

Apparently there is school activity for middle grade which involves taking the spines of books and making poetry.


Some are more successful than others. Here are two that remind me I always mean to take up poetry. I have many sets of those word magnets intended for word and poetry play.

To me, poetry is wonderful phrases that make you think and when strung together bring the world and emotion to life.


the witches
paint the wind
step by wicked step



That’s brilliant in my book. Of course I had to try too. So here is mine.

A gentle rain…stinking creek…the river between.
The Lord God made them all.
Go find

Hey, it’s no “witches paint the wind step by wicked step” but I was pretty pleased and I didn’t have a whole library. I have a lot of business and research books. (rejected poem:Dealing with people you can’t stand. Voodoo hoodoo.)

So, make a poem! You can do it!! You don’t have to take a picture. We’ll take your word for it. Type your poem in your comments. Best poem (selected by random generator ::g::) gets any Bell Bridge Books title of your choice in any media (print or ebook).

The Top Down Crew should feel free to add pictures of their poems. Betina has some good ones so hopefully she’ll add more pics. 🙂

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9 Responses to Debra – Spine Tingling and a Prize!

  1. Kirsten says:

    Beyond the searching river
    All different kinds of free
    Sweet hush
    River of fire
    River rushing to the sea

    (all titles from Bell Bridge Books)

  2. anne says:

    Paint the wind with
    The Gentle Rain of Summer
    Our dreams of love can
    Flourish and thrive forevermore

  3. catslady says:

    The Darling
    Giving Chase
    Leave Me Breathless
    The Virgin Blue
    Laid Bare
    A Storm of Passion

    These were all on my tbr pile lol.

  4. When I first saw this posted, I had my 5th grade students try it and the poems were great!

  5. Ride a painted pony
    For old Times’ sake
    You never can tell
    What the heart knows
    But the night remembers

    Those are all mine. Cool!

  6. Quilt Lady says:

    The Landlord’s Daughter
    Ripe fo Pleasure
    A Talent for Sin

  7. Laurie G says:

    Accidental Heiress ( Nancy Richards Thompson)
    The Christmas Proposition (Cindy Kirk)
    Captured and Crowned (Janette Kenny)
    In a Cowboy’s Arms (Janette Kenny)


    Rogue Angel (Michelle Hauf)
    Follow the Night (Michelle Hauf)
    Crave the Night (Michelle Hauf etc)
    Then He Kissed Me (Christie Ridgeway)
    Forever Vampire (Michelle Hauf)

  8. Laurie G says:

    Quicksilver (Amanda Quick)
    The Little Black Book (Thea Devine)
    Her Smooth Talking Stranger (Lisa Kleypas)
    Knock Out (Catherine Coulter)
    Guilty (Karen Robards)

  9. Pingback: John’s Book Of Poems For Regular People | John Jr's Dream Blog

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