Friday, March 20, 2009

The Poetry Friday Roundup Is Here!



I'm rounding up all the poetry posts today. Please leave the URL of your poetry post and a short description of it in the comments.
Notice to posters who do not not see their Poetry Friday links listed here: The security system on my computer blocked your sites.
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WEE HOURS OF THE MORNING EDITION
  • At Political Verses, I have a poem by J. Patrick Lewis about Henry Kissinger entitled Henry K., Man of Peace.
  • At Political Verses, I also have an original poem that I posted earlier this week: Bernie Made Off with My Money.
  • My Winnie the Pooh post at Wild Rose Reader includes lyrics to Kenny Loggins’ song Return to Pooh Corner, a video with pictures of Winnie the Pooh and his friends and Loggins singing his song, and some children’s poems by A. A. Milne.
  • At Blue Rose Girls, I talk a bit about my recent writing of political verses and include an excerpt from and a link to my most recent poetic rant--Winnie Pooh-Bah and the Hundred Acre Wood: A Poem about Rush Limbaugh.
  • Kelly Fineman has An Echo from Willowwood by Christina Rossetti at Writing and Ruminating.
  • Jacqueline of The Neverending Story selected a poem by Longfellow entitled The Slave's Dream.
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BRIGHT HOURS OF THE MORNING EDITION
  • You’ll find a lovely haiku by Zetta Elliott at Color Online and another haiku by the same author from her book A Wish after Midnight at Black-Eyed Susan.
  • Gregory K. has an original rhyming poem entitled The Best Concert Ever at GottaBook.
  • Julie Larios has some eerie trivia about the plague as well as a poem by Thomas Lux up over at The Drift Record.
  • Mary Lee has a sneak peek from J. Patrick Lewis' fall collection, SPOT THE PLOT. (Take my word for it: This collection by Lewis is a treat!)
  • At Bookie Woogie they’re' sharing 3 takes on Monster Haiku and the correspondence that came about as a result.
  • Cloudscome of A Wrung Sponge is playing with magnetic poetry today. She invites us all to try some and share our creations.
  • Tricia joins in today with Barbara Gramby's Ode to American English at The Miss Rumphius Effect.
  • Laura Salas has a poem Arnold Adoff wrote for the peace project at my blog. It's called no justice n o p e a c e. Laura also has this week's 15 Words or Less poems, a fun and strange collection based on a giant metal flower sculpture.
  • Stella of My World-Mi Mundo wrote a short poem for two voices to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar!
  • At Jumping the Candlestick, Debbie Diesen has an original poem for us entitled For Hunter Park.
  • Tanita S. Davis is in with Christina Rossetti, celebrating -- and doubting -- the first day of Spring. (I know how she feels! Here in New England one never knows what the weather has in store for us.)
  • There’s always something cooking at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup. Today she’s also celebrating spring by playing with letters—The Anagrammer by Peter Pereira.
  • At Write Time, Linda Kulp has a new poem by Bobbi Katz and a review of this month's Book Links.
  • Sara Lewis Holmes of Read Write Believe says ahe’s in with a poetry contest: S is for Spring and Silliness. She invites us to come frolic!
  • Over at Poetry for Children, Sylvia Vardell joins in the Poetry Roundup this week with a nod to "World Poetry Day" and a mention of multi-media poetry connections.
  • This week's poem on the Stenhouse Blog is The Enkindled Spring by D.H. Lawrence.
    Martha Calderaro saw Robert Pinsky at a local event last night, celebrating poetry in our town and celebrating the Favorite Poem Project. She says an added bonus was hanging with Poetry Friday friend Nandini!
  • Liz Garton Scanlon is really into roundup mode with with James Wright and her thoughts on the rodeo.
  • At 7-Imp, Jules joins in with Debbie Ouellet's new picture book (with some gorgeous art work from Nicoletta Ceccoli) as well as one of her poems. Check out her Poetry Friday post—Waking Sister Spring.
  • Let’s jump into Bruce Black’s pool at Wordswimmer and get into the flow. He’s got an interview with Douglas Florian about his writing process.
  • Lorie Ann Grover is in with Patio Tea at on point. And at readertotz she says they have Doctor Foster.
  • Kelly Polark has an original poem titled Peace on Earth that she submitted to the Peace project.
  • Karen Edmisten has some Barbara Crooker for us today.

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LITERARY LUNCH BUNCH

  • Nandini’s pick this week is Antique, a poem by Robert Pinsky. She had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Pinsky read the poem last night at a Favorite Poem event organized by her town. She says it was truly inspiring. You can Antique at Notes from New England.
  • Little Willow posted The Round by Stanley Kunitz for our poetry reading pleasure at Bildungsroman today.
  • Muriel at The Write Sisters shares Jack Prelutsky's definition of poetry.
  • Tiel Aisha Ansari has the lyrics to a blues or gospel song: Cross That Bridge.
  • Dante's The Choice for Poetry Friday at Sweetness & Light.
  • Anastasia Suen at Picture Book of the Day asked me to spread the word: She’s announcing her new Poetry Month blog, Pencil Talk - School Poems. It's a blog for kids to share their school poems. So, everyone, pass the word on!
  • In honor of flu season, Nadine C. Warner presents Maxine Kumin's classic, Sneeze, at Kiddos and Books.
  • Becky at Farm School joins in with yet another Phyllis McGinley poem, Address to the Younger Generation, about children's reading preferences and a defense of fiction.
  • Let’s all welcome Wanda of A Season to Read. She’s a first-time Poetry Friday Poster! In celebration of Spring's arrival, she’s gives us a few of her original haiku.
  • Jone has two poetry posts for us today—one for school and one for poetry club! You’ll find her students’ poems at Check it Out. You’ll find her original Anaphora Poem at Deo Writer.

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DINNER TIME POETRY EDITION

  • On Shen's Blog, Renee posted a poem from the Tao Te Ching, from Demi's book The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching. It's called Silence.
  • Miss Erin has an original poem for us entitled I am such a mess.

45 comments:

Jacqueline said...

My poem this week is called The Slave's Dream by Longfellow. You can find this at http://theweekthatwas.wordpress.com/

Color Online said...

I had the pleasure of interviewing Zetta Elliott who is currently promoting her YA novel, A Wish After Midnight. Zetta is also a poet. I chose haiku by her.

susan said...

I publish two blogs, Color Online and Black-Eyed Susan's. At BES, I am featuring a haiku from Zetta Elliott's novel, A Wish After Midnight.

Gregory K. Pincus said...

I'm up with an original called The Best Concert Ever.

Thanks for hosting!

Julie Larios said...

I have some eerie trivia about the plague as well as a poem by Thomas Lux up over at The Drift Record

Thanks for hosting, Elaine.

Mary Lee said...

I have a sneak peek from J. Patrick Lewis' fall collection, SPOT THE PLOT.

Z-Kids said...

at Bookie Woogie we're sharing 3 takes on Monster Haiku and the correspondence that came about as a result: http://bookiewoogie.blogspot.com/2009/03/monster-haiku.html

Cloudscome said...

Thanks for hosting Elaine and happy spring to all! I am playing with >\magnetic poetry today. I invite you all to try some and share your creations.

Tricia said...

Morning Elaine! I'm in today with Barbara Bramby's Ode to American English.

Thanks for hosting this shindig. Have a great weekend!

laurasalas said...

Hi Elaine--thanks for hosting!

I have a poem Arnold Adoff wrote for the peace project at my blog. It's called
no justice n o p e a c e.

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/139550.html

Happy Friday!

Stella said...

Thank you for hosting! I wrote a short poem for two voices to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar! Happy Poetry Friday!
http://learnlovegrow.blogspot.com

Debbie Diesen said...

Thanks for hosting.

This week I have an original poem, "For Hunter Park."

http://jumpingthecandlestick.blogspot.com/2009/03/poetry-friday_20.html

laurasalas said...

Hi again--I also have this week's 15 Words or Less poems, a fun and strange collection based on a giant metal flower sculpture:

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/139984.html

Thanks, Elaine!

tanita s. davis said...

Hi, Elaine! I'm in with Christina Rossetti, celebrating -- and doubting -- the first day of Spring.

jama said...

I'm celebrating spring today by playing with letters -- "The Anagrammer" by Peter Pereira.

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/253189.html.

Thanks for hosting, Elaine!!

Valerie said...

In celebration of the first day of Spring I posted,Conversations with a Kite by Bobbi Katz.

http://notenoughacresfarm.blogspot.com/2009/03/poetry-friday-spring-is-finally-sprung.html

Linda said...

Hi Elaine, I have a new poem by Bobbi Katz and a review of this month's Book Links at
http://ldkwritetime.blogspot.com

Thanks for hosting!

Sara said...

Hi, Elaine! Thank you so much for hosting.

I'm in with a poetry contest: S is for Spring and Silliness. Come frolic!

Diane said...

Muriel at The Write Sisters shares Jack Prelutsky's definition of poetry. www.thewritesisters.blogspot.com

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi, Elaine and thanks for hosting. I'm in this week with a nod to "World Poetry Day" and a mention of multi-media poetry connections.
Sylvia
http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/

Tricia said...

Oops! Elaine, my poem today is by Barbara Gramby! (See typo in my earlier comment.)

The Stenhouse Blog said...

This week's poem on the Stenhouse Blog is The Enkindled Spring by D.H. Lawrence.

marthacalderaro said...

Hi Elaine. Thanks for hosting. Saw Robert Pinsky at a local event last night, celebrating poetry in our town and celebrating the Favorite Poem Project. Added bonus was hanging with Poetry Friday friend Nandini!
www.marthacalderaro.wordpress.com

Liz in Ink said...

Yea -- Thanks for hosting, Elaine!!

I'm in with James Wright and my thoughts on the rodeo...

http://liz-scanlon.livejournal.com/103615.html

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I'm in with Debbie Ouellet's new picture book (with some gorgeous art work from Nicoletta Ceccoli) as well as one of her poems: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1607.

Bruce Black said...

Hi, Elaine,
Let me jump into the pool to add this interview with Douglas Florian on his writing process:
http://wordswimmer.blogspot.com/2009/03/one-poets-process-douglas-florian.html
Enjoy!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I'm in with Patio Tea. Happy Friday!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

And at readertotz we have Doctor Foster Thanks again!

Kelly said...

Hi Elaine! Thank you for hosting!
I have an original poem titled "Peace on Earth" that I submitted to the Peace Project at http://www.kpolark.blogspot.com

Karen E. said...

Thanks for hosting, Elaine! My link is here. Barbara Crooker today.

Nandini said...

My pick this week is Antique by Robert Pinsky. I had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Pinsky read this last night at a Favorite Poem event organized by our town. It was truly inspiring.

You can read it at Notes from New England

KURIOUS KITTY said...

Kurious Kitty celebrates the vernal equinox with Mary Oliver's "Spring." www.kuriouskitty.blogspot.com

Little Willow said...

Thanks for hosting, Elaine! I posted The Round by Stanley Kunitz at Bildungsroman this morning.

Diane said...

Hi Elaine! I think you missed the link for The Write Sisters. Those before and after are up, but not ours! :-(

www.thewritesisters.blogspot.com

Many thanks!

Tiel Aisha Ansari said...

Lyrics to a blues or gospel song: Cross That Bridge

Meredith said...

Here's another one for today! Thanks so much for hosting :)

http://happyheartsmom.typepad.com/sweetness_and_light/2009/03/poetry-friday-dantes-the-choice.html

Have a great weekend!

Anastasia Suen said...

At Picture Book of the Day I'm announcing my new Poetry Month blog, Pencil Talk - School Poems. It's a blog for kids to share their school poems. Please spread the word!

Nadine C. Warner said...

In honor of flu season, I present Maxine Kumin's classic, "Sneeze"

http://kiddosandbooks.blogspot.com/2009/03/poetry-friday-sneeze.html

Becky at Farm School said...

Thanks for rounding up, Elaine!

I'm in with yet another Phyllis McGinley poem, "Address to the Younger Generation", about children's reading preferences and a defense of fiction.

http://farmschool.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/poetry-friday-is-it-truth-you-want/

Thanks again, and have a wonderful weekend!

Wanda said...

In celebration of Spring's arrival, I'm in for the first time with a few original haiku.

jone said...

Hi Elaine, I have two posts. One for school and poetry club: http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2009/03/20/poetry-friday-the-anaphora-poetry-form/
An origninal here, used to model for poetry club:http://deowriter.wordpress.com/2009/03/20/poetry-friday-anaphora-poem/
Thanks.

renee said...

On Shen's Blog, I have posted a poem from the Tao Te Ching, from Demi's book "The Legend of Lao Tzu and the Tao Te Ching." It's called Silence.

Thanks for the roundup!

Erin said...
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Erin said...

Here's my contribution, an original poem: http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/2009/03/i-am-such-mess-i-cant-see-your-face-or.html

Thanks for the roundup!

Kelly Fineman said...

Thanks so much for rounding me up - I'm finally online today (at about 5 p.m. my time), so I'm glad I posted early!