- At Wild Rose Reader, I have three original Christmas acrostics. I also have three clerihews that I wrote for Tricia’s Monday Poetry Stretch this week.
- At Blue Rose Girls, I have a perfect poem for December written by Russell Libby entitled Applied Geometry.
- Little Willow gives us Falling Asleep, a poem by Siegfried Sassoon.
- This week David Elzey is celebrating the Dutch tradition of giving poems with gifts for Sinterklassavond with his post Sinterklassgedichten.
The Breakfast Edition
- Michele at Scholar’s Blog has a wintry poem for us—A December Day by Robert Fuller Murray.
- John Mutford of the Book Mine Set has a review of Beatitudes by Herménégilde Chiasson and translated by Jo-Anne Elder. In addition, he uses his style to attempt a short Christmas poem.
- Gotta minute? Then get thee on over to GottaBook. Gregory K. says he’s up with an original for the season: Why I Love the Holidays in My Family.
- Jill Corcoran’s post celebrates children's poets and the series that brings these poets to life, SPEAKING OF POETS.
- Cloudscome brings us an original poem by J. Patrick Lewis celebrating National Chocolate Covered Anything Day: Chocolate Covered Ants.
- Over at A Year of Reading, Mary Lee has a purr-fect poem for feline fanciers in honor of her cat: John Ciardi’s Why Nobody Pets the Lion at the Zoo.
- Julie Larios says she burnt herself out on the Poetry Stretch clerihews and Emily Dickinson this week, so she’s letting John Keats speak for her over at The Drift Record.
- Laura at AuthorAmok has an original poem and a writing exercise, "Poetry Rocks!" She says it was inspired by a third grader's enthusiastic doodle.
- Sara Lewis Holmes is in today with a post about creatively altered old books, a BBC modernization of Much Ado About Nothing, and Shakespeare's unchanging sonnet 116: "Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds."
- At Across the Page, Janet is sharing something special today—her 7-year-old's first poem: "Two Little Snowflakes."
- Stacey of Two Writing Teachers says she has a very rough original poem about her desk, which she FINALLY cleaned off this morning! Check out her post Poetry Friday & Photo Fridays Collide!
- And Andrea of Just One More Book!! Podcast is in with a chat about a fabulous rhyming story of sibling dynamics: When I Was King.
- At the Miss Rumphius Effect, Tricia joins the poetry posters today with a poem entitled Sorley's Weather.
- What will you find bubbling in Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup today? Why, "The Twelve Thank-you Notes of Christmas"—that’s what!
- This week Carol reviewed EVERY HUMAN HAS RIGHT. She says it’s a remarkable new book of poetry written by children, illustrated with National Geographic photographs from around the world. She thinks it’s a book every adult who cares about kids needs to know.
- Over at Shelf Elf, there are some cute gift ideas for poets—poetry-inspired pins!
- Lisa Chellman’s contribution this week is "Fearing Paris," by Marsha Truman Cooper.
- Linda Kulp has a tribute to Lee Bennett Hopkins at her blog Write Time.
- Like me—poet Laura Salas is into Acrostics today, too! She also has her 15 Words or Less Poems for December 12, 2008.
The Brunch Bunch
- Kelly Polark presents an original Christmas cinquain entitled Tree Topper this Poetry Friday.
- Douglas Florian penned an original poem for Poetry Friday. He claims his meter reader was getting on his nerves. Fortunately, that annoyance inspired a well-metered verse entitled The Meter Reader.
- Sally Ito joins in posting on Poetry Friday for the first time at the PaperTigers blog. She’s in with Poetry and the Spiritual: The Work of Tomihiro Hoshino.
- Jennifer Knoblock has some Christopher Marlowe at Ink for Lit.
- The proud MotherReader has an original poem written by her wise seventh-grader titled The Third Level.
- Ruth is in with a poem entitled Schoolsville, which was written by Billy Collins—one of my favorite poets.
- Jules at 7-Imp contributes to Poetry Friday with a poem by Rilke entitled To Music.
- Karen Edmisten shares some Billy Collins, too. She's in with his poem entitled Her.
The Literary Lunch Crowd
- Tiel Aisha Ansari gives us a seasonal original entitled A Box Full of Stars.
- Shelburns has The Dreidel Song…for Hanukkah at Write for a Reader.
- At Readertotz, Lorie Ann Grover adds to the seasonal chill with The North Wind Doth Blow.
- Lorie Ann also shares an original poem with us entitled Winter Night at On Point.
- Adrienne is into “Howling” this Poetry Friday.
- Anastasia Suen joins us jolly poetry posters with her picture book Red Light, Green Light—which she’s giving away for the 11th Day of Christmas.
- Schelle’s got a cockatootin’ acrostic for us at Brand New Ending.
- Jone is featuring the poems of “Silver Star Students” at Check It Out.
- Tadmack is in with a Meg Kearney poem called Creed.
- Becky at Farm School is in a poetic holiday mood with a few Christmas poems from one of her family’s favorite children's holiday anthologies.
The Early Evening Edition
- In her Poetry Friday post My Dreidel’s Dancing in Highlights, Brianna Caplan Sayres included links to her poem, "The Dreidel's Dance" and Eileen Spinelli's poem, "The Christmas Story"—both of which appear in this month’s Highlights.
- Nadine C. Warner has her head in the heavens with Douglas Florian's Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars.
- Kevin Conder thinks his post falls under the Evening Vespers section. He’s in with Charles Bukowski's admonition against being boring. Boring? Perish the thought!!!
- Liz Garton Scanlon was moon watching and she’s got some Dickinson for us at Liz in Ink.
- Anamaria at Books Together has posted about a family favorite—Father Fox’s Christmas Rhymes.