Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The White Queen ~~ a Spine Poem for the Tuesday Platform

 

The White Queen
Under Bridge with Dick and Harry
Black Friday
 
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© 2015 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved
 
Today I am linked with Marian at the The Tuesday Platform
 
The dictionary pictured in this Spine Poem is 102 years old and had belonged to my father.  We are in the process of moving and I am about to throw it away.
I had been keeping it because I thought it was the one Dad 'corrected', by changing the pronunciation of Hostess to utilize a soft "O" that he had penned in.  My mother would always be very upset at him and his, 'whatever' whenever he would bring this up.
Now come to find out after my saving this dictionary for several years after Dad died this it is not the one he had changed.  Bummer, so I think that I will throw it out even if it was published in 1913, making it 102 years old.
 
A 'Spine Poem" makes a poem using the words of spines of books. Here I used some liberty in using a similar sounding but different meaning of the middle book in my stack.

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16 Comments:

At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 3:42:00 AM, Blogger Vandana Sharma said...

a deadly combo!!

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:32:00 AM, Blogger Marcoantonio Arellano said...

a haiku off the spine of stacked books, interesting

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 4:49:00 AM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ha, cute! I like your reinterpretation of that title. Must try a spine poem myself some time.

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 7:08:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

nice i remember trying this form one at my blog Lunch break, last year,
http://myblog-lunchbreak.blogspot.com/2014/11/1539.html

have a nice Tuesday

much love...

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

Oh, I must try this! Thanks for inspiring me ...

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:42:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

I certainly hope you do not throw that book away! It would mean something to someone.

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 12:19:00 PM, Blogger kaykuala said...

It tallies most convincingly! But does it matter to the White Queen? Thoughtful lines Dr Jim!

Hank

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 1:41:00 PM, Blogger Gel said...

Dear Jim- One of my nicknames is The White Queen. I want the book! Oh, that dictionary: so many souls would want it! Give it away please to someone at a library. If you donate it, someone who would "ebay" it, would snatch that up and the book should not be bid on, IMHO. I made the mistake of donating a few dictionaries after my kids went to college (they took the one they wanted), only to find recently that those are rare. A collector like ABES Books may pay a nice price for your very old dictionary, too. You could use the $$ received for charity or your grandchildren if you are not in need. No, no, I echo others, NOT THE TRASH FOR BOOKS!

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2:47:00 PM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such an intriguing piece :D

 
At Tuesday, August 04, 2015 6:30:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh yikes, a bookstore that deals with old books would likely love it, Jim. Hope your move goes wonderfully.......we have a date remember, once you are all settled in! LOL. At PU, that is.

 
At Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:46:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Could it be donated to the museum, Dr Jim? :)

 
At Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:56:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

Haha! That will be a party under the bridge. Jim... drop that book at your friendly neighborhood little free library. Someone will be so happy to stumble upon it. :)

 
At Wednesday, August 05, 2015 6:22:00 AM, Blogger Debi Swim said...

Isn'tit fun what you can do with book titles? Nice one, Jim

 
At Wednesday, August 05, 2015 2:44:00 PM, Blogger Sweeper of Dreams said...

hehehe. oooh, this is great - an excellent flash fiction/poetry piece. (i didn't know this was a thing others did, too! i couldn't sleep the other night and just started stringing together titles on the book shelf next to me to make poems.) have a lovely week!

 
At Monday, August 10, 2015 6:45:00 PM, Blogger Grace said...

I like the haiku off the spine poetry Jim ~ Hope the move is going along nicely ~

 
At Thursday, December 03, 2015 2:36:00 AM, OpenID pviljoen said...

I really, really hope you didn't trash that dictionary! I'll play with book titles as poems too.

 

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