Book Binder Poetry {Dekreel Edition}

I’ve always been a big fan of poetry and beautiful prose in general, and Evelyn’s blog post on what she calls “book binder” poetry is a great example of raw literary aesthetic. I knew immediately that I wanted to follow suit (besides, it looked like SO MUCH FUN.) So I stole drew inspiration from her idea, grabbed a couple armfuls of books from various shelves and tried my hand at composing book binder poetry of my own.

If y’all haven’t read her post on this unique genre of poetry, I highly suggest checking it out. She’s an amazing poet and she did a wonderful job. ๐Ÿ™‚

Let’s get started! *rubs paws*

(Disclaimer: I haven’t read every single book I used. And a few of the ones I have read I don’t recommend for the sensitive reader. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

I spread out two dozen or so books on the living room floor and stared at them intently. I had no idea what I was doing, or where to begin. I tried matching up a few books, but they just weren’t clicking together the way I wanted them to.

Finally, here’s what I came up with.

I Capture the Castle
Palace of Stone

I mean, it’s a start. . .

Let’s ramp it up a bit, shall we??

After a few more minutes of playing around, I found a more complex combination.

In This Mountain
Stepping Heavenward
Number the Stars
Beyond Me

As a matter of fact, Evelyn also used Stepping Heavenward in a couple of her books. I think it’s even the same edition.

Soooo. . . not too bad. What else can I do?

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Joyful Noise
A New Song
Straight from the Heart

This one nearly made me laugh with delight. I resonated with it. ๐Ÿ™‚

At this point I was finally starting to get it. New possibilities were opening up to me.

Joyful Noise
Quiet Times
Rose in Bloom
All Things Bright and Beautiful
What We Love Most About Life

I like how Quiet Times and Sunrise almost rhymed in that one. Very convenient.

Then I discovered our sleeping cat nearby, sooooooo. . .

Quiet Times next to our sweet snoozing kitty ^.^

That worked out quite nicely. ACCKK MY BEAUTIFUL KITTY. . .

The Body
In His Image
The Good and Beautiful God

My favorite part about this experience was seeing the puzzle pieces fit together when at first it seemed like none of them would match.

Then I took the comedic route.

What If?
I Capture the Castle
And Be a Villain

Doesn’t that just snap together perfectly though? X’D

. . . Followed by a dramatic detour. . .

A Tale of Two Cities
Gone with the Wind
One Corpse Too Many
Healer's Bane

I think it’s rather appropriate how Tale of Two Cities, Gone With The Wind and Healer’s Bane all involve dead bodies in a city. I don’t know about the other one though. ๐Ÿ˜›

The Long Winter
Gone with the Wind
Rose in Bloom
Joyful Noise
In This Mountain

I really wish that last one was called “ON This Mountain” instead. That would make everything more logical.

You know what else makes good poetry?

. . . CDs.

Beyond a Doubt
We Have Seen His Glory
Every Nation Tribe and Tongue
Sing Your Heart Out

There was a collection of them nearby and I realized the potential. So I grabbed handfuls of them and tried a couple.

Light for the Lost Boy
Unveiled Hope
Watch the Rising Day

Those are the only two I’ve done so far. But we have a lot of CDs so I might continue to experiment in the future.

Overall, that was a super fun experience!! I’d recommend it to writers, bookworms and anyone with an appreciation for compelling prose.

Do Tell!! Did you enjoy this book/CD binder poetry? Which one was your favorite? Have you checked out Evelyn’s batch yet? Please let me know if you decide to try your hand at book binder poetry, and shoot me a link if you blog about it! I’d love to see what you come up with! ๐Ÿ˜€

Until next week.

~~ Dekreel

8 thoughts on “Book Binder Poetry {Dekreel Edition}”

  1. Eyyy we do have the same edition!
    Wow wasnโ€™t it fun?? Itโ€™s funny how thereโ€™s this moment it clicks and suddenly itโ€™s hard to stop! hehe ๐Ÿ˜„
    Oh my goodness the one about stealing the castle! And becoming the villain?? That is BrIlLiAnT ๐Ÿ˜ฑ My absolute favorite. โค๏ธ Itโ€™s amazing (And I cant stop the story ideas whirling in my brain!) My second favorite is probably the third one about the joyful cry. Itโ€™s sooo exuberant!
    CDs? What a great idea! Iโ€™ll have to try that! Maybe even try movies too.
    Haha… how big can we make this party? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ

    1. Yeah, it’s a bit like opening a dam or something, isn’t it? Once you have a trickle you have a river.
      I KNOW. It’s probably my second favorite after the joyful cry one. I’m glad you liked them both! ๐Ÿ˜„
      CDs are awfully fun. I’m skeptical about movies, but then again I haven’t tried them yet. Who knows. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

  2. I fell in love with this style of poetry when I read Evelynโ€™s postโ€ฆI just think itโ€™s SO COOL! And I love the ones you came up with. ๐Ÿ˜€

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