Spine Label Poetry

When the librarian, Linley, asked me whether we should do spine poetry for National Poetry day, I really did wonder what she was talking about. Not wanting to appear stupid, I just agreed and told her to go ahead. As it does, it all became obvious. Now I am obsessed. I started with an easy one or two. The first is below:

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Not bad. Then I got serious. I strolled upstairs and thought, ‘Where to start?’ Science Fiction is at the top of the stairs, so I grabbed one from there. Closely followed by one from the History section and then War. It seemed quite natural to then set myself the further challenge of not only creating a spine label poem but also getting a book from each genre section in the library, in the order that they come in! Nothing like a cold Friday afternoon after teaching Year 12’s how to write essay plans, to send me mad.

Here is my effort:

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Here it is in an easier format to read:

Heroes and Villains
Runaway Horses
Under a War-Torn Sky
Sacrifice.
Resurrection.
Live and let Die,
Time and Time Again.
Righteous Fury
Blackheart
The Mask Weaver,
from where I stand
Crossing the lines
Let the right one in,
The drinking Den

Happy Friday – have fun creating your own. (Send me a photo so that we can add it to our display.)

Lisa Trundley-Banks

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