Book Spine Poetry

(Three poems for Tweetspeak’s book spine poetry project. Fun!)

Come look with me.
Picture writing cat stories
between Walden and the whirlwind,
morning and evening,
without consent or contract.

***

The reason why
the well-trained mind,
writing books for young people,
collected ancient Greek novels
on the shores of Silver Lake?
Inside reporting
complex variables and applications.

***

Humor,
a sense of wonder,
the mechanical universe.
The Lord God made them all.

***

Here are the book titles (all of which are in my house) which make the above poems:

Come Look with Me, by Gladys S. Blizzard
Picture Writing, by Anastasia Suen
Cat Stories, by James Herriot
Between Walden and the Whirlwind, by Jean Fleming
Morning and Evening, by Charles Spurgeon
Without Consent or Contract, by Robert William Fogel
The Reason Why, by Cecil Woodham-Smith
The Well-Trained Mind, by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise
Writing Books for Young People, by James Cross Giblin
Collected Ancient Greek Novels, by B.P. Reardon
On the Shores of Silver Lake, by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Inside Reporting, by Tim Harrower
Complex Variables and Applications, by Churchill and Brown
The Value of Humor: The Story of Will Rogers (on the spine, it just says “Humor”), by Spencer Johnson
A Sense of Wonder, by Katherine Paterson
The Mechanical Universe, by Frautschi, Olenick, Apostol and Goodstein
The Lord God Made Them All, by James Herriot

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