Physicist and poet
This is a sorted-book, or spine, poem, assembled from the titles of books in my library. As such, it may be looked at as a cento of book titles, or a 'found' poem.
Very well done Sam.Wish I could take part but books and camera hidden/lost under dust sheets as I (procrastinate as I) decorate this room...Anna :o]
What a wonderful collection of book... and I knew I would find a great poem here. Love how the bird glimpses the possible past...
"the possible past"! That brought tears. Perhaps I am looking in the wrong direction for the "exquisite view," tho' I do ok. I've got to expand my reading! Thank you, Sam.
oh nice...i like the glimpses of a possible past...and the hundred secret senses......quite evocative for a spine poetry sam.....very cool...and some fresh books i have yet to read...smiles.
Great spine poem.
the hundred secret senses,the gates of exquisite view...oh i like the mystery in this... makes me curious to read those books...oy..this was a tough challenge for me as i really have not many english books on my shelf..but somehwow managed...smiles
I enjoyed your prompt a lot, Sam; and I like your poem. I especially like the very last stanza.
A great illustrative poem, Sam; really leads the way. Enjoyed the process you used to come up with the prompt; synchronicity at work, poetry from spines; a terrific use of found poetics; thanks.
Very clever combination Sam! I like the tone of your poem. Thanks for this great prompt.
This prompt was so much fun. Your found poem - The Passage - is really exquisite. Great bunch of book titles, which translates into a really stunning poem!
This is beautifully and poetically rendered. Thanks so much for an inspiring prompt!
Interesting challenge Sam ~ The verses are beautifully arranged, you could have written them yourself ~ ~
Love this! So well done.
Very nice combination of words--the hundred secret senses sounds like an interesting read!
Love the sounds of the words. A touch of melancholy, a bit of mystery. Very well done.
Just beautiful. I shared it on my blog - I hope you don't mind?! I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge - was it a challenge? It was a pleasure...
Beautifully arranged titles..enjoyed the creative prompt..
Storms and seas, really thought out.
I see that conjurer's bird, twisting and turning, flapping and stirring in the center of the tornado! This was much harder than I thought... and I made a mess of my nicely arranged book cases. By the way, you have nice built-ins!
This is beautiful and carries a message that sweeps throughout your verse! I love this challenge-thank you :D
An interesting challenge this was! so much said in titles coming to form verses here. ...glimpses the possible past....loved tht
All thanks to this title, and the content you gave it.... I like your poem
Very well done.
I think some of the best poems come out of these prompts. Yours being one of them.
I greatly enjoyed finding the poem from this prompt. Yours is lovely and lyrical as it fit together.
I love the tone of this poem, Sam; as has been said, you could almost have written the lines yourself.For a moment there I thought you had snuck one of your own books in - but then I saw on Amazon (other booksellers probably pay more tax) that Glimpses is by Jesus T. Peralta ... smiles.Thanks for a fun prompt; I have three of these now. Perhaps my creative block has had a bit chipped away.And in other news, I plan to take my creative writing group to a library so they can have a go at this ... smiles.
The titles blend so beautifully that I'd never have guessed how they had come to be formed.
This just flows so beautifully. Especially love the close. Thanks for this exercise in FFA Sam!
What a wonderful "find"! and a fun writing prompt too!
Great flow,wonderful choices.Thank you for sharing.PeaceSiggi
How lovely the choices came together to feel like a passage, a transition between two planes. I rather liked these three"the conjuror’s birdglimpsesthe possible past:"Lovely, Sam.
you conjure well, Sam ~ M
A very cool poem, Sam--getting the verb is hard! Well done with that especially. (That's a joke, but something I found.) This has a super mystical/mysterious feel that so well suits its subject. Thanks. k.
Effortless flow!I've wanted to try this form for quite awhile but kept putting it off -- thank you for the prompting!!
I'm drawn to how "only the sea" sets up the question of possibilities for the subsequent stanzas. And ditto manicdaily about the finding of verbs -- I hadn't realized how thing-oriented most titles are. (I didn't write a spine poem in time, but this week will have one -- it was a great prompt.)
Beautiful poem, I love the flow of this....thank you for such a great prompt :)
I love your book spine poem - The Passage, and thus was inspired to 'assemble' one myself from books in my room (as I was too lazy to go downstairs?)…I always love your prompts Samuel. I have been busy lately, and I miss being here.I posted late - hope you get to see it.
I'm determined to visit all the links as this is such an interesting fun challenge! I have my two oldest "home" from college and they return Tuesday. You were curious about my son's "found poem"... and I found another shorty that tickled my funny bone at the used book store. It can be found here http://margaretbednar365.blogspot.com/2013/10/with-love-men.html
Very well done of course.
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