27 September 2012

a kind of canto

   the echoing tip
   the wood-ash stars
   spread wide
   touching from a distance
   red earth and pouring rain
   nausea the wall and other stories
   crossing the water
   burning your boats
   on the road
   all points north
   in the company
   of crows and ravens


Susan Daniels said...

Nice book spine poem!

Claudia said...

very cool on using book titles...need to screen my shelf but will find mostly german had to translate first..smiles

Mary said...

Very clever and original way of composing a cento!

Brian Miller said...

ha the company of crows and ravens...that might portend something...smiles...have seen this done with book titles...pretty wove them well together.....kinda wish i had thought of this....and great to see you ma'am...smiles.

John (@bookdreamer) said...

Clever librarything competition winner!

festivalking said...

Wow! Lovely piece right there! :) ... still trying to work on mine :D

Laurie Kolp said...

Really nice... especially like the ending.

marousia said...

I love book spine poems :)

Semaphore said...

Hey! Are you looking into the future and seeing my next Form For All article on spine poems? ;-)

This is actually a very specific way of putting together a cento, and works amazingly well. Great job, and loved the picture too!

S.E.Ingraham said...

what a unique take on this prompt - I've never seen anything like it and quite like it ... very well done

Anna Montgomery said...

As a bibliophile I had to tear my eyes away from the photo then happily learned that was the point. Awesome.

Mama Zen said...


hyperCRYPTICal said...

You are one heck of a writer!

Anna :o]