I'm doing the roundup this week. Leave your comment and the URL of your Poetry Friday post here. Thanks!
Early Morning Edition
- At Wild Rose Reader, I have Let America Be America Again, a poem by Langston Hughes, and a short rant.
- At Blue Rose Girls, I have M. S. Merwin’s To the Light of September.
- Jama Rattigan has two poems about marriage for us this week. Did you know that Jama is celebrating her 30th wedding anniversary with a contest? Read all about it here.
- Diane says that The Write Sisters post today looks at state poems, and NH's lack of one!
- At Writing the World for Kids, Laura Salas is in with 15 Words or Less Poems and a column about keeping a poetry diary.
- Lauara Salas is also looking for entrants in a poetry contest. You can win a DVD of Nightmare Before Christmas as well as a children's poetry book (your choice off a list she will provide). Information about that can be found here.
- Christine M. joins us poetry posters with an original poem by her daughter over at Simple and the Ordinary.
- Tricia of the Miss Rumphius Effect is in today with Richard Wilbur's poem Some Opposites.
- Mary Lee of A Year of Reading says that this week, instead of listening to the buzz of politics, she’s been listening to the buzz of the cicadas.
- Stacey of Two Writing Teachers is sharing a rough draft of a "Where I'm From As An Educator" Poem.
- Janet of Writer2b is trotting in with some horse poetry today.
- Jim D. of Haunts of a Children’s Writer says he’s thinking the same way as Mary Lee today and has another post about Cicada (and crickets).
- This week, at Just One More Book, Andrea and Mark chat about the prehistoric, rhyming rumpus Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp.
- Tadmack of Finding Wonderland is trying to grasp mysticism this week with a discovered shape poem from the 14th century.
- Sara Lewis Holmes is thinking about themes of apology and forgiveness, both yesterday, with her book club preview of This is Just to Say, by Joyce Sidman, and today, with Jane Kenyon's poem, Happiness.
- Jules of 7-Imp joins us Poetry Friday posters in with Becoming Billie Holiday by Carole Boston Weatherford.
Late Morning Edition
- MsMac of Check it Out came a across a Wendell Berry poem that was used in a retreat program she attended for teachers that she’d like to share with us.
- Linda Kulp of Write Time has a book review of Almost Forever, a novel in verse, at her blog.
- Tiel Aisha Ansari has a short poem about her last blood donation: Red Cross Rubaiy.
- Debbie Diesen of Jumping the Candlestick says she’s been using Poetry Friday as a prompt for herself to stretch with words. Her attempt for this week is entitled Vase of Daisies.
- Barbara H. of Stray Thoughts is sharing a poem special to her, John Greenleaf Whittier's Dear Lord and Father of Mankind.
- Laurel Snyder has a post on politics, poetry, blogging…and a poem by Milosz entitled Song on the End of the World at Bewilderblog.
- Yat-Yee Chong has posted a short poem by Robert Frost entitled Nothing Gold Can Stay at her blog.
- Em’s got her second ever Poetry Friday post up and it's in honor of school starting. You can read it at her blog Em’s Bookshelf.
- Becky of Becky’s Book R eviews joins the Poetry Friday crowd with a review of Hip Hop Speaks to Children edited by Nikki Giovanni. She’s sharing the poem Books by Eloise Greenfield.
- Kelly Fineman of Writing and Ruminating is in with A Coat by William Butler Yeats.
- John Mutford of the Book Mine Set gets into the poetry thing with a review of Beneath the Naked Sun, a book of poetry by Connie Fife.
- MotherReader says, “Hey! I've got a poem from and thoughts about Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! You'll find her Poetry Friday post here.
- Cuileann has a Czeslaw Milosz poem, Dedication, here at her blog, The Holly and the Ivy.
- Unlike me, Kelly H. of Big A, little a, has decided not to post a political statement today. She felt the need to take a break and instead posted one of her favorite songs from the Russian cartoon Cheburashka. She says it’s known here as The Birthday Song.
- Liz Scanlon says she just saw Mamma Mia so her post is ABBA today. She couldn’t help it! Check her poetry post out at Liz in Ink.
- Laura Shovan of Author Amok is blogging about the Dodge Poetry Festival with Galway Kinnell's poem The Sow Piglet's Escape.
- Alotalot has a recommendation for a children’s poetry book by Mary O’Neill today.
- Aline Pereira of PaperTigers joins in on the Poetry Friday fun with The Poet Pencil.
The Really Late Edition
- Jennie is in with a review of the verse novel Ringside, 1925.
- At Charlotte’s Library, Charlotte has some poems from Fir-Flower Tablets (1921), a book of Chinese poetry translated by Florence Ayscough and made into English poems by Amy Lowell.
- Little Willow takes us on The Wild Ride at Slayground.
- Anamaria is in with The Farmer's Bride.
- Karen E. is a tad late this week--but still managed to make the roundup with her Poetry Friday post, which you’ll find here.
- At Carol’s Corner you’ll find a review of Douglas Florian’s AUTUMNBLINGS, a loverly, new-to-her book of fall poetry.
- Suzanne of Adventures in Daily Living says, and I quote her words: “I'm sharing a poem about cats at the shore, because I am at the shore, and we love cats.”
- Suzanne is also submitting on behalf of her niece and her new blog.
Saturday Morning Edition
- Julie Larios says: “I have two pig poems (Walter de la Mare and Noel Coward) and a few comments about what I think they're doing right, over at The Drift Record this week.”
- Sylvia Vardell of Poetry for Children posted about Janet Wong's "republishing" her wonderful book, A SUITCASE OF SEAWEED.
Just One More Poetry Post
- Michele of Scholar’s blog wrote in her comment: “I don't have a Poetry Friday so much as a Shakespeare Saturday and although there's very little Shakespeare in it, I'm hoping it's still eligible...” I would have to apply in the affirmative. The words of Shakespeare are always welcome here at Wild Rose Reader.