Monthly Archives: March 2013

An Aura of Emptiness – A Spine Poetry

The concept of book spine poetry appeared in 1993 with Nina Katchadourian’s Sorted Books project. Katchadourian began collecting interesting titles and arranging them in clusters so the spines could be read like a sentence. Maria Popova adapted the spine sentences into poetry, and the idea quickly spread around the interwebs.

Here’s my Spine Poetry from the little collections of books from my rack. I called this Poetry… “An Aura Of Emptiness”


Tiles of Books arranged to form a Spine Poetry


Six Words

Six Words Create Magic

Calmness of Mind, Purity of Thoughts
Pursuit of dreams, Requiem of Happiness.

Music of love, Dance of Souls
Rhythm of words, Poetry of emotions.
Canvas of feelings, Colours of  passion
Book of mysteries, Stories of Pain.
Temple of love, Devotion of trust
Brilliance of mind, Insanity of heart.
Brightness of Sun, Blinded by beam
Night of evil, Darkness of Doom.
Dream of sinking, Vision of Hope
Wings of Desire, Flight of Fate.


I visualize a certain darkness in the room.
A certain numbness, A certain tenebrosity. 
Then i see a chip of light from a crack 
which becomes clear after some time.
Even though I close my eyes
The clarity does not changes
It neither increases or decreases
its like it is here to stay forever.
I move in & out
with heavy breathing and dull eyes
when the entire galaxy of stars come upon me
I realize its not a sleep, but a wait.
An unfair observation & twilight of characters
blinks and it fades off eventually.
and all I am left with is the space
which it has occupied.
Now i see a chip of light,
now making more sense
making it vulnerable, more physical
Announcing the safety & comfort of what is to beckon me with…
Written as a guest post for Archana’s Blog RANTS