Poetry Challenge #123

Library Shelfie Day

Hooray! It’s Library Shelfie Day!

Observed every 4th Wednesday in January, Library Shelfie Day was founded by the NYPL (New York Public Library) as a way to celebrate and share our books by arranging a few favorites or entire collections on a shelf. Take a picture and share it on social media with the hashtag #LibraryShelfieDay. As we do, let’s observe Library Shelfie Day with a poem.

First, choose a few of your favorite titles…

Arrange them into a social media worthy collection and post it or not as you choose.

Then use your collection to create a poem.

Write 3 to 5 of your chosen book titles on a paper. These titles will form the basis of your poem. How you arrange them is entirely up to you. You may choose to use the titles exactly as they appear or mix words and phrases around. Feel free to add words to improve the poem. Or change the form of the words. However, there is one rule: You must use every word from every title. 

Set your timer for 7 minutes

Don’t think about it too much; just do it!

Start writing!

Kelly Bennett and I began this 7-Minute Poetry Challenge over 1300 days ago. We now take turns creating our own prompts to share with you. If you join us in the 7-Minute Poetry Challenge, let us know by posting the title, a note, or if you want, the whole poem in the comments.