The late, great musical satirist Tom Lehrer had a song called I got it from Agnes which went:
I love my friends and they love me
We’re just as close as we can be
And just because we really care
Whatever we get, we share!
I got it from Agnes
She got it from Jim…. etc etc
So I shamelessly used Rebecca at Bookish Beck‘s Book Spine Poetry idea, and she got it from someone else…
I loved doing this – my bedroom floor was gradually covered with short stacks of books that sort of fitted together, and I have the basis of several more book spine poems in the making, but I’m rather pleased with my first effort (which I’ve also added to my header gallery):
Equations of Life
While the Gods were sleeping under rose-tainted skies,
Heavy weather the sun and moon corrupted.
All that is solid melts into air,
Thin air, oxygen, a handful of dust.
The gone-away world.
The gap of time.
Weightless satellite people,
The watchers, restless, journey by moonlight the road home.
Dark Eden, sane new world.