Book Spine poetry

As some of you may know, I got rid of almost all of my books when I was trying to sell my house. I don’t have a stack of books to use to write a poem so today I went on Facebook Marketplace and looked for books. I found a pile that looked good and screen shotted it. Here is my pic and poem….

Where is love?

Who do you love 
when only two of you have survived 
and hope is held in a jar 
that somebody used to know existed
Probably in some faraway home 
decorated with flags of our fathers 
And it is in this grave hour 
or any day now 
that the light we lost 
Will be found in some little Paris smokeshop.  

©2020 CBialczak Poetry

Blogging insights #31



1. How frequently do you post about the pandemic? Please share links to a couple of your “pandemic posts” that you particularly like. If you have not written anything about Coronavirus/COVID-19 (seems unbelievablewhat are your reasons for this?
I didn’t think I wrote much about COVID-19. Apparently I did!

2. What kind of “posts about the pandemic” do you like to read? (If you don’t, then please tell us why?)
I like to read the posts talking about the things that people are doing to pass the time while stuck at home. I actually got into book binding that way!

3. How have you and your blog adapted to “the new normal” ? 
When I resigned from teaching in September this became my new normal so it easily

4. Have you seen any change in your blog stats during the pandemic? Also, are you posting more or less than you used to? 
I think I see more blogs now than I did before. I am probably writing a little more too.

30 Day Book Challenge, Day #1

Written for Sandmanjazz’s challenge:

Favorite book in a series

I would have to say that one of my favorite stories was “Flowers in the Attic”. That was definitely the best book out of all of V.C. Andrews books in this series. She really went in a few directions with her stories and all were worth reading but the first one was so compelling,


Also made into a movie but the books are so much better!


Thank you Jonathan for the poetry! I suppose I will try limericks again. Maybe with a topic in mind. Great works!

By the Mighty Mumford

Writing the limerick,

Isn’t a magical trick…

Casting a spell

If written well,

Needs a punchline to stick!

Rather like making bread,

Lim’ricks require a head…

Keyed to five lines

That humor refines,

Limericks’ butter and bread.

Subjects never run out,

Some sarcastic, no doubt…

Carefully write

Not out of spite,

Crafting a great shout out!*

Jonathan Caswell

*Limericks are usually bawdy…as a Christian, I avoid those!

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