I loved this post by Kit: “Bookish musings: I made pretentious poems out of book titles“, and wanted to try the idea myself. I just started my blog, again, and do not have my own reviews, so I asked to use the same ones. Let’s see, if we have similar instincts. I collected the book names first and came back to the post to write my poems, later, so that I would not have a fresh memory of what Kit did.
Mine are all Tanka (57577 syllables).
– Beckoning Blood by Daniel de Lorne
– Caged by Bey Deckard
– Chase the Dark by Annette Marie
– Detox in Letters by Cheryl Low
– Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen
– Real Vampires Take No Prisoners by Amy Fecteau
– The Heartless City by Andrea Berthot
– Withered + Sere by TJ Klune
Dark, heartless city,
Vampires; the prisoners,
sere, no; withered,
chase the burning obscura,
caged by no real beckoning.
(As Kit mentions, sere is an adjective meaning dry).
– Merry & Sprite // Bone to Be Wilde by Dani Lakely
– Blooded by Nat Kennedy
– The City Beautiful by Aden Polydoros
– Dream On by E.M. Jeanmougin & Jay Wright
– Oak King Holly King // Tales from Blackthorn Briar by Sebastian Nothwell
– The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang
– A Strange and Stubborn Endurance by Fox Meadows
– A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland
Stubborn sprite born wilde,
Iron king of endurance,
Taste the blooded bone.
Merry and beautiful, dream
Strange tales from the gold city.
– The Infinite Noise by Lauren Shippen
– Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo
– Mazarin Blues // Sable Dark by Al Hess
– Absolution by Lissa Kasey
– The Dichotomy of Angels by N.R. Walker
– Carry On // Wayward Son // Any Way the Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
– A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
– Strangers in the Night // Friends in Low Places // Only the Good Die Young by E.M. Jeanmougin & Jay Wright
– The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer
Young friends, sons of the Angels.
Wayward wind outside.
Low light places, only noise.
Dark night, strangers carry on.
– Wolf Hall by Harper Fox
– The Usual Apocalypse by Christine Price
– Real Vampires Don’t Sparkle // Real Vampires Do It in the Dark by Amy Fecteau
– The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
– Fight the Tide by Keira Andrews
– Timekeeper // Chainbreaker by Tara Sim
– How to Howl at the Moon by Eli Easton
– The Henchmen of Zenda by KJ Charles
How to fight the Moon?
The Timekeeper, Tide Sparkle.
Wolf howl in the dark,
Real Chainbreaker, the usual