I could say the shelves are empty but that would be a lie:
The Law of attraction led me here
To find a cannon, a heart, and now this
The Prophet sandwiched between
E-Cubed and The power of now.
I reached out for the Tao Te Ching
And instead found Notes from the universe,
Which then led to an Inferno
That burned like the letters to a young poet.
There was a Hero that was truly a Gift from the Sea,
So stopping awhile to study up in A Course in Miracles
It was there where I found Real Love.
Now the husband would have liked
For me to write of his shelf
Where Peace, Love and BBQ live with
The tangy taste of Smoke and Spice
But Julia said no,
And I don’t wish to master the art of French cooking
Because he is the chef and cook
The Bread Bakers apprentice will remain above
While my favorite reads will dwell where I sit
Cross legged on the carpet
With Positive energy and most of all
Heart Whispers that still calls to me.
Today’s prompt comes to us from Lillian Hallberg. She challenges us to write a “book spine” poem. This involves taking a look at your bookshelves, and writing down titles in order (or rearranging the titles) to create a poem. Some fun images of book spine poems can be found here. If you want to take things a step further, Lillian suggests gathering a list of titles from your shelves (every third or fifth book, perhaps, if you have a lot) and using the titles, as close to the originals as possible, to create a poem that is seeded throughout with your own lines, interjections, and thoughts.