Thursday, February 26, 2009

Poetry Friday -- February 27, 2009

Welcome to Poetry Friday!  Please post your links in the comments.  It's going to be a busy day but I will post as soon as possible.  Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

Here is the roundup -- I am so sorry this is so late, life has kept me away from the computer until now.

  1. Yat Yee is in with Optimism by Jane Hirshfield.
  2. Jill Corcoran wrote about the dearth of riddle and acrostic children's poetry collections with links to a few original riddle and acrostic poems. Be sure to read the comments, J. Patrick Lewis treated us to an original riddle poem included in his forthcoming riddle poetry Collection, SPOT THE PLOT
  3. Jim of Haunts for a Children's Writer shares his lipogram poem Scrabble 
  4. Liz in Ink shares some wackiness from Richard Wilbur this week with a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem entitled On the Receipt of a Familiar Poem.
  5. SusanWrites is in with Poems of 15 Words or less 
  6. John posts about Octavio Paz.
  7. Susan selected a poem by Michele Elliot, saying, "I have recited Ms. Elliot's poem publicly and privately often."
  8. Gregory K. reposts the first poem he blogged, three years ago: Reasons Why I Don't Write
  9. Little Willow shares The Unforgiven by Edwin Arlington Robinson at Bildungsroman
  10. Kim shares Fog is the order of the day.
  11. Julie at The Drift Record has general rant about long winters as well as Sara Teasdale's lovely poem, "Redbird."
  12. Mary Lee from A Year of Reading says, "Now that I'm back in rainy, chilly Ohio, my poem this week seems like a dream. I wrote it on Wednesday following a perfect afternoon at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. It is called No Words To Describe."
  13. Cloudscome shares a review of Charles R. Smith's book on Langston Hughes' poem "My People" at A Wrung Sponge
  14. Janet posted Shakespeare's version of Henry V's speech at Agincourt
  15. Jama shares a spoonful of wisdom from Richard Jones
  16. Jet concludes a series of love poems, saying "Today, it's a lovely poem by W.B. Yeats, The Wandering Aengus, from The Wind Among the Reeds."
  17. Kelly is in with Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes by Ben Jonson.
  18. Shelf Elf is in with a little original poem: a haiku about a grey cat who lives at the end of my street 
  19. Jennifer at InkforLit has philosophy in a carrot seed -- sounds fascinating!
  20. LauraSalas has a poem by Billy Collins called "Evasive Maneuvers"
  21. Sara shares Mary Jo Bang's And as in Alice.
  22. Andrea from Just One More Book! shares "a chat about There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub -- a sly hybrid of silly poetry and hard-to-believe, non-fiction"
  23. This week's poetry selection on The Stenhouse Blog is The Writer by Richard Wilbur.
  24. Jone shares macaronic verse
  25. Ruth shares "Late at Night in Bed," by Gregory Djanikian.
  26. Nandini says, "I have `Ducks' Ditty.' From Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. It was a childhood favorite, though I also blame Wind in the Willow for my adverb habit. More on that on my blog ... Check it out at Notes from New England"
  27. Jules at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast shares I'm in with Michael J. Rosen's CUCKOO'S HAIKU
  28. Kelly shares the poem Gunslinger, which was written by more than one author. 
  29. David Elzey shares "a hybrid post, a collection of haiku and some suggestions for the publishing industry. You can ignore the non-poetry stuff and read just the poems if you like, I don't mind."
  30. Karen E is in with some Ted Kooser today
  31. Elaine At Wild Rose Reader shares an original poem, a macaronic verse, entitled The Exterminator's list of Thngs to do."
  32. Blue Rose Girls has  a poem by Mark Strand entitled Poet Roast
  33. Lorie Ann Grover has original poem, My Demon
  34. Readertotz features a poem called Icicle
  35. Tiel Aisha Ansari shares an original poem, Invisible Ink, at Knocking from Inside.
  36. Debbie Diesen says "this week I'm back to my yearlong project of reading all of Carl Sandburg's poems"
  37. Jennie shares classic Sesame Street songs!
  38. Katie's Literature Lounge shares a book of poems called Falling Down the Page
  39. Florian Cafe serves a Jack Prelutsky poem at table 5
  40. Ayuddha.net has "I Want to Be Your Shoebox" by Catherine Bowman, which inspired Cristina Garcia's middle grade novel, I Wanna Be Your Shoebox.
  41. Kurious Kitty talks about Ashley Bryan and his role as promoter of poetry. 
  42. Martha Calderaro has been reading a biography of Langston Hughes this week and shares notes
  43. Tracie Zimmer shares "At Blackwater Pond" by Mary Oliver
  44. KiddosandBooks shares Rowena Bennett's Springtime In The Park.
  45. Tanita S. Davis shares Courage by Amelia Earhart. 
  46. Becky at Farm School has a poem by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "The February Hush"
  47. Sam is in with a gross poem -- by a real poet this time.
  48. Miss Erin shares a poem called Poppies
  49. Stacey from Two Writing Teachers shares an original poem
  50. Kim is in with Fogginess!
  51. Carol shares a review of ORDINARY THINGS, a favorite Spring Poetry book, at Carol's Corner

58 comments:

Yat-Yee said...

Hi! I am in with Optimism by Jane Hirshfield.
http://yatyeechong.blogspot.com/2009/02/poetry-friday-on-pep-talk-week-optimism.html

Thanks for hosting!

Jill Corcoran said...

Thank you for hosting, Karen.

At Jill Corcoran Books I wrote about the dearth of riddle and acrostic children's poetry collections with links to a few of my original riddle and acrostic poems. Be sure to read the comments, J. Patrick Lewis treated us to an original riddle poem included in his forthcoming riddle poetry Collection, SPOT THE PLOT

RIDDLE AND ACROSTIC POEMS

Jim Danielson said...

My lipogram poem "Scrabble" will post at 1AM at
http://jdwrites4kids.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting!

Liz in Ink said...

Thanks so much for hosting. I'm in with some wackiness from Richard Wilbur:

http://liz-scanlon.livejournal.com/100915.html

Tricia said...

Woohoo! Can't believe I'm first! I'm in this week with a Paul Laurence Dunbar poem entitled On the Receipt of a Familiar Poem.

Thanks so much for hosting! Have a great weekend.

susanwrites said...

I'm in with Poems of 15 Words or less (filling in for Laura Salas) at:
http://susanwrites.livejournal.com/207320.html

John Mutford said...

Thanks for hosting.

I'm in with a post about Octavio Paz.

http://bookmineset.blogspot.com/2009/02/readers-diary-461-octavio-paz-selected.html

susan said...

It feels odd to be first. Hazzard of working midnights. Thanks for hosting this week. I selected poem by Michele Elliot. I have recited Ms. Elliot's poem publicly and privately often.

Gregory K. said...

I'm up with a repost of the first poem I blogged, three years ago:

Reasons Why I Don't Write

Little Willow said...

Thanks for hosting today's poetry!

The Unforgiven by Edwin Arlington Robinson at Bildungsroman

Have a fantastic weekend! :)

Kim said...

Mine is up--Fog is the order of the day.
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/02/foggy.html

*smiles :-)*
Kim

Julie Larios said...

Thanks for rounding up the Poetry Friday contributions this week. I have a general rant about long winters as well as Sara Teasdale's lovely poem, "Redbird," over at The Drift Record

Mary Lee said...

Now that I'm back in rainy, chilly Ohio, my poem this week seems like a dream. I wrote it on Wednesday following a perfect afternoon at the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix. It is called No Words To Describe.

Cloudscome said...

Thanks for doing the round up today! I am in with a review of Charles R. Smith's book on Langston Hughes' poem "My People".

Janet said...

Good morning! Today I posted Shakespeare's version of Henry V's speech at Agincourt: http://www.acrossthepage.net/?p=2158

Thanks for hosting the roundup!

jama said...

Hi Karen!!

Today I'm sharing a spoonful of wisdom from Richard Jones:

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/244835.html.

Thanks so much for hosting, and have a great weekend!! :)

I'm Jet . . . said...

The last week of love poems -- at least 'officially' -- at www.theincrediblethinkingwoman.blogspot.com

Today, it's a lovely poem by W.B. Yeats, The Wandering Aengus, from The Wind Among the Reeds.

Kelly Fineman said...

Thanks for hosting! I'm in with Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes by Ben Jonson. Here's the link to the correct blog post: http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/388383.html

Shelf Elf said...

Wow - I'm the first one!

I'm in today with a little original poem: a haiku about a grey cat who lives at the end of my street. Here's the link:

http://shelfelf.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/poetry-friday-cat-haiku/

Thanks for hosting!

Kerry

jenniferknoblock said...

Good morning, Karen, and thanks for hosting! I have philosophy in a carrot seed at Ink for Lit.

laurasalas said...

Hi Karen--Thanks for hosting. How can I be first? Am I here on the wrong day?

Anyway, I have a poem by Billy Collins called "Evasive Maneuvers" on my blog.

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/134683.html

Thanks!

Sara said...

I'm in today with Mary Jo Bang's And as in Alice.

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast said...

Thanks for rounding us up today!
Our contribution to Poetry Friday this week is a chat about There's a Babirusa in My Bathtub -- a sly hybrid of silly poetry and hard-to-believe, non-fiction.

The Stenhouse Blog said...

Thanks for hosting! Here is this week's poetry selection on The Stenhouse Blog: The Writer by Richard Wilbur.

jone said...

Thank you for hosting. I cannot believe I am the firs to comment. WoW. That has never happened!
Here is my macaronic verse:
http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2009/02/26/poetry-friday-macronic-verse/

Ruth said...

http://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2009/02/poetry-friday-late-at-night-in-bed.html

I'm in with "Late at Night in Bed," by Gregory Djanikian.

Nandini said...

This week I have `Ducks' Ditty.' From Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.

It was a childhood favorite, though I also blame Wind in the Willow for my adverb habit. More on that on my blog ... Check it out at Notes from New England

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I'm in with Michael J. Rosen's CUCKOO'S HAIKU at http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1590.

Kelly said...

Thanks for hosting today! Gunslinger will be at my blog today at http://www.kpolark.blogspot.com.

david elzey said...

I have a hybrid post, a collection of haiku and some suggestions for the publishing industry. You can ignore the non-poetry stuff and read just the poems if you like, I don't mind.

http://fomagrams.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/poetry-friday-haiku-saving-the-publishing-industry-a-post-in-fits/

Thanks for hosting KAren

Karen E. said...

Hi, and thanks for hosting! I'm in with some Ted Kooser today, and it's
here.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks for doing the roundup this week!

At Wild Rose Reader,
I have an original poem, a macaronic verse, entitled The Exterminator's list of Thngs to do."

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2009/02/original-poem-exterminators-list-of.html

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem by Mark Strand entitled Poet Roast.

http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2009/02/food-is-important-in-my-lifeand-my.html

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thank you so much for hosting!

I'm in this week with an original poem My Demon.

Have a great weekend!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

And at readertotz we have Icicle! Thanks again!

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks for doing the roundup this week!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original poem entitled The Exterminator's List of Things to Do.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2009/02/original-poem-exterminators-list-of.html


At Blue Rose Girls I have Pot Roast by Mark Strand.

http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2009/02/food-is-important-in-my-lifeand-my.html

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

An original poem: Invisible Ink

Debbie Diesen said...

This week I'm back to my yearlong project of reading all of Carl Sandburg's poems:

http://jumpingthecandlestick.blogspot.com/2009/02/poetry-friday-im-finally-back-to-carl.html

Thanks for hosting!

Jennie said...

Thanks for hosting!

I'm in with classic Sesame Street songs!

http://tushuguan.blogspot.com/2009/02/poetry-friday-is-all-about-monsters.html

Poetry Friday said...

My link is posted below!

poemhome said...

I've got a Jack Prelutsky poem at table 5 at the Florian Cafe:
http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

We all have those days!

Amy Planchak Graves said...

ayuddha.net has "I Want to Be Your Shoebox" by Catherine Bowman, which inspired Cristina Garcia's middle grade novel, I Wanna Be Your Shoebox.

KURIOUS KITTY said...

Kurious Kitty talks about Ashley Bryan and his role as promoter of poetry.
www.kuriouskitty.blogspot.com

marthacalderaro said...

Hi and thanks for hosting. I've been reading a biography of Langston Hughes this week. Notes at: www.marthacalderaro.wordpress.com

traciezimmer said...

I've got "At Blackwater Pond" by Mary Oliver

Nadine C. Warner said...

Thanks for hosting. I'm in with Rowena Bennett's Springtime In The Park.

http://kiddosandbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/book-poetry-for-young-scientists.html

tanita s. davis said...

I'm in with Courage by Amelia Earhart. Thank you for hosting.

Becky at Farm School said...

I have a poem by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, "The February Hush",

http://farmschool.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/poetry-friday-the-february-hush/

Sam said...

I'm in with a gross poem -- by a real poet this time.

http://riddleburger.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/poetry-friday-with-my-co-author-mary-crockett-hill/

Julie Larios said...

Are comments still waiting to be approved? I left one last night.

Erin said...

Thanks for hosting the roundup!

http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/2009/02/poppies.html

Stacey from Two Writing Teachers said...

My poem can be found at http://365in2009.wordpress.com/2009/02/27/an-original-poem-for-pf-2/. Thanks for hosting today!

Kim said...

I am in with Fogginess!
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/02/foggy.html

Kim

susan said...

Ha, in my fog of the wee hours, I hadn't thought there contributions here just unseen. Glad to see so many.

Carol said...

Better late than never! I'm in with a review of ORDINARY THINGS, my favorite Spring Poetry book.

Bookworm said...

Hi! Long time, no chat! Miss you!

I wanted to let you know that the post is up on my blog for the Children's Chapter Book Challenge Reviews! I know you said you wnated to join in, so that's why I am letting you know! No pressure. I see you've been very busy with Poetry!!! Also, you can post your review anytime, no rush, that is, if you decide to ddo it this month!

By the way, your blog looks fabulous! Check out my new header! I think it's so adorable! :-)

Also, I'll be posting a Boomtown Bonanza soon and will be giving away and autographed copy of "Boomtown" by Nowen N. Particular as well as an autographed map of Boomtown! Just wnated to let you know in case you wanted to particpate and/or post about it on your blog!

Sincerely,
Marietta

Sylvia Vardell said...

I know it's too late to join, but I'm just compulsive enough to need to post-- no matter what! Thanks for your patience.
Sylvia at http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

Valerie said...

Sorry I am so late in posting. I posted a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in celebration of his birthday. http://notenoughacresfarm.blogspot.com/2009/02/polar-bear-dayno-brainer-poetry-friday.html