My local bookstore is the best place to write mainly because it has great coffee and quiet corners. However, my absolute favorite thing about it is the fact that I’m surrounded by millions upon millions of words.  Recently, I’ve been paying a little more attention to those words and so has my muse. Instead of just looking at book titles and magazine covers, I’m beginning to see poetry from wherever I sit.

Hence, my new little project, “Poeticals.”  I’ve heard of book title poetry in the past, but its only now that I’m truly inspired to try my hand at creating poetry fragments from random words.  Whenever they change the end caps around the coffee cafe, I pull out my pen and start scribbling different combinations until I end up with something interesting.  The only rule is I can’t use a word unless I see it on a book cover.

I am already fascinated by how each set of words comes together in such a magical way.  Never have I been more convinced that inspiration really is everywhere if we are brave enough to see it.

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Clearing shadow
new sight
Indigo quest
human revenge
Hurdles gall
God’s secret


White landscape,
covered mountain
Above wisdom,
focus unguarded
Changed world,
blown brick
Box icons,
behind life


Private harbor
before poison
Lullaby house,
unwanted grave
Jaguar heart,
lion’s game
Beastly night,
war nocturne

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c.b.w. 2012