I finally have to admit it: I have a secret love for book spine poetry. For those aren’t familiar, book spine poetry is when you arrange books in a row to make a poem from the titles. The trick to reading them is to ignore all the extra words like author names, library stickers/labels, etc, and read only the titles.
Book spine poetry is so interesting to me. I love the idea that we can take one form of communication and turn it into something completely new and creative. It’s a form of poetry, and it doesn’t have to be a perfect sentence, or even make complete sense. But when I see a poem that is right on the mark I get so excited. It boggles my mind that people manage to find the perfect book titles to convey a thought or feeling – I just love it!
I would absolutely love to have access to a library full of books that I can ransack to create book spine poetry. I think it would be so much fun to dig through piles of books and see what I can create. Then again, I think piles of books are always fun. :)
So where does baseball come in? Well this week the Kansas City Royals were winning the ALCS over the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Kansas City Public Library tweeted this out:
Toronto Public Library was all too ready with their response:
After the Blue Jays won yesterday’s game the two libraries had another round, ending with this awesome shot:
See the original story and more pictures on BarDown.
This is my favourite thing that happened this week. I’ve pretty much spent all week fangirling over everything that I see, and this just tops it off perfectly. Needless to say I couldn’t be happier going into Game 6 tomorrow. Let’s go, let’s go, BLUE JAYS!