NaPoWriMo Day #10: Book Spine Poetry on Childhood

Today marks day 10 of our NaPoWriMo challenge! I’ve seen such fabulous poetry from several people (Misty, Bernie, Leah, Katie, Madison, Allie, Lucia and so on!). Congratulations to those who have made it this far–poetry is difficult to write, and it takes perseverance to write a different poem each day for some of us (especially me haha).

Today’s NaPo prompt challenged me to delve into Book Spine Poetry. I’d never heard of this, but it’s actually really cool! The challenge is to find book titles on the spine of books in your bookcase and create a poem out of them–or you can use the titles in a poem.

Here’s mine:

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The Age of Innocence:

Born Free,

Wonderstuck,

running out of time.


I don’t usually discuss/explain my poetry once I’ve written it, but this challenge was actually quite challenging (*grumbles at bookshelf*) and the selection of titles might be confusing.

Basically I was describing that stage in our early years where we are completely innocent, born free of worries and troubles, with the capability of looking at things with wonder and awe, at things that seem so much bigger than ourselves, before we areΒ immersed in reality as we gain understanding and truth of situations that would have flown over our heads as a child. That being said, this stage does not last forever, and that blissful and simple time is quickly running out.

It was kind of tricky, but hopeful it made sense to all of you! This kind of poetry is quite fun.

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14 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo Day #10: Book Spine Poetry on Childhood

  1. I completely understand it. It’s wonderful. My bookshelf does not hold such mystical book titles πŸ˜› My brother owns books like “Captain Underpants”. xD But I managed to find something for my poem. Thanks for the shout out πŸ™‚

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