Small Stone – The Summer I Dared

Two firsts for me …

  1. Entry for dVerse ~ Poet’s Pub and
  2. Composition of a Spine or Sorted-Book Poem

Spine Poem - 1

The summer I dared
Mended hearts
The wisdom way of knowing
Almost home
Redeeming Love

Dedicated to my
mom’s sacred journey


Sorted-Book or Spine Poetry utilizes book titles to create poems.


© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2013


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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24 Responses to Small Stone – The Summer I Dared

  1. ninotaziz says:

    Hi Becca – great to see you here, with such a comforting poem – full of love.


  2. So wonderful to see you taking up the challenge, and even more of a pleasure to see such a result. The poem’s evocation – at least for me – is one of comfort, of finding a way that once may have been lost, of being made whole once again. Isn’t it surprising how something so meaningful and personal can come out of an assemblage of book titles that would otherwise be unrelated? Well done.


  3. Grace says:

    Beautiful verses ~ Lovely to see you at D’verse Becca ~


  4. tigerbrite says:

    Nice stack Becca:)


  5. Sending you and your Mom a special thought… xoxox


  6. brian miller says:

    ah it is quite a journey isnt it…i remember the summers of my youth when love was very different….i rather like it more now..less mending to do…smiles.


  7. claudia says:

    oh nice… what a beautiful nod to your mom’s journey indeed.. and love waits surely in this new home..


  8. Tony Maude says:

    Welcome to dVerse Becca – it’s great to see you and to see you joining in too. I love your titles and the way you have combined them. I might have ordered them differently, but the overall effect and message would have been similar.


  9. siggiofmaine says:

    I love what you did…I just did my first post of Spine Poetry even tho I have seen the prompt before but not posted. Yours encouraged me to post mine.

    You also mentioned this is your first dVerse post…I love their prompts/challenges. Sometimes I can do them, sometimes not,… and sometimes long after the closing for posts I have an aha moment. I always learn something here.

    Peace and love
    Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.


    • becca givens says:

      Siggi – I had this on my “to do” list of forms. Although, my list is a short one … I’ve kept putting it off. I think the outcome lends itself to some amazing surprises.

      Thank you for the thoughts and prayers. Very much appreciated. xox


  10. Poet Laundry says:

    There is a sense of healing in this which is quite comforting. I have read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers…such a beautiful story…


    • becca givens says:

      This has been a very healing summer … I am praying it gives my mom peace in her last days!! I know I am at peace for the impending outcome! Thank you for your visit and comment. 😉


  11. shanyns says:

    I like how you stacked this. Well done!


  12. ds says:

    Ah. It’s not often that daring mends hearts, but I’m glad this did. Thank you.


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