I believe poetry book titles are among the hardest ones to come up with. You can study your bookshelf to inspire you to write a title or study titles at a library or bookstore.
In looking through my shelf of poetry books, I see some wonderful, evocative titles that may spur you to come up with your own.
Whether or not I thoroughly enjoy each poem in the book, my favorite titles are:
1) Crinkled Sunshine (Members’ Anthology 2000, Haiku Society of America)
2) A Solitary Leaf, (Members’ Anthology 1997, Haiku Society of America)
3) Before All The Leaves Are Gone, by Gary Hotham
4) The Unworn Necklace, by Roberta Beary
5) handful of sand, by Stanford M. Forrester
6) The Windswept Corner, by Alan Pizzarelli
7) Fragments, by Ed Alison Williams
8) piano practice, by Tom Painting
9) The Orange Balloon, by Penny Harter
10) room full of chairs, by John S. O’Connor
11) A Dash Through Leaves, by Penny Griffin
12) Something Unerasable, by John Stevenson
13) curve into curve, by anne mckay
14) The Shape of Water, by Robert Spiess
15) The Heron’s Legs, by Robert Spiess
16) Sailing Alone Around the Room, by Billy Collins
17) Like a Crane at Night, by Gail Sher
18) the duck’s wake, by Jeff Witkin
19) . . . the path of the bird, by vincent tripi
Keep in mind that often the simpler the title, the more evocative it is. Search deep inside of yourself for a title.
Copyright 2012 by Charlotte Digregorio.