For a Poetry Month finish, thought I would  share a few lines that I wrote on a theme of balance in life, eco-balance in particular.


Each week

I sort through the mail

with care.

So many papers–

white ones, green and orange, even brown ones too–

with ads on one side only,

these are like treasures for me to share!

 Upcycle these papers, I will,

into small books—

homes for some poems,

maybe a recipe or two,

even a gift for that special someone in June.

When the day comes to book it,

I take out my file so full of papers

to make a new tome.

Then I choose from all

a blue or green sheet

to upcycle into a format so sweet.

I fold it in half vertically

and fold in half again.

Then I take one open end

to fold to the middle,

turn it over and do the same.

When I look at my book

sitting there like a “W”

I press it together like an accordion.

Now I can add my words to this paper

transformed into a book.

Another upcycled project is worth a second look!

Hope that poetry continues to provide a balance in your life past this special month of April!:)

Bookmaking supplies

Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!