Book Spine Poetry for these troubled times #BookSpinePoetry

Last week I re-blogged some excellent Book Spine Poetry created by Cathy over at

The more I thought about it, and how unique it was, I was more and more tempted to create my own book spine poem. SO I DID!

This poem reflects some of my feelings about these strange days we are living in during this worldwide pandemic. It is my first attempt at this type of poetry, and I’ve used thirteen of my own books to compose it. Enjoy!

"The Breathtaker" a book spine poem by Lynne LeGrow

“The Breathtaker” a book spine poem by Lynne LeGrow

The Breathtaker

Too close to home
Life after life
Cause for concern

Behind closed doors
The great indoors
A place of hiding

Through the evil days
Only time will tell
End in tears

When will there be good news?

Thank-you for taking the time to read my book spine poetry. If you liked my first attempt, please let me know in the comments.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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25 Responses to Book Spine Poetry for these troubled times #BookSpinePoetry

  1. This is excellent! Love your take!

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  2. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Oh, beautifully done!!! 👏❤️

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  3. gayebooklady says:

    Lynne, I really like your Book Spine Poetry! So creative and unique….and this is your debut! Did it take a lot of time to get the right flow? I remember us reading many of these books…I read nine of the thirteen. Remember how we enjoyed The Great Indoors! Lynne, congratulations on another success🤗

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  4. carhicks says:

    I love this. Quite creative and very fitting. Great composition Lynne.

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  5. Oh… that is so cool! I should try that!

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  6. Love that last line Lynne!


  7. I liked your spine poetry and it is so topical. Thanks, Lynne.

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  8. Dorothy Gracie says:

    Wow. I’m blown away by your very thoughtful and clever shelf poetry creation. You really capture the deep feelings of anxiety and uncertainty we are all experiencing during this pandemic. Fabulous title too. Love it.

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  9. Lynne I love it. Wonderful stuff x

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  10. James McEwan says:

    Very good. I have read Life after Life by Kate Atkinson, and really enjoyed it.

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  11. Joanne says:

    Excellent and entirely appropriate!

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