Friday, September 11, 2009

Poetry Friday Is Here!!!


I'm doing the Poetry Friday Roundup this week. Please leave the URL of your poetry post in the comments. I'll be updating and adding links throughout the day.
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THE BREAKFAST BUNCH

At Wild Rose Reader, I have Here I Am, an original poem I wrote in remembrance of Karla Kuskin, the award-winning children’s poet who passed away in August.

At Blue Rose Girls, I have two poems dedicated to the memory of Lindsey B., of one of my former students. I just learned on Wednesday that Lindsey had passed away at the age of thirty. The poems are Little Elegy by X. J. Kennedy and Child of a Day by Walter Savage Landor.

You’ll find a poem titled Heart on the Unemployment Line by Diane Lockward over at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup. Jama highly recommends Diane’s book What Feeds Us.

Over at The Miss Rumphius Effect, Tricia has the poem The Weight of What Is Thrown by Joe Wenderoth—a new poet whose work she found on the Internet. Tricia also has this week’s Poetry Stretch Results - Poems of Work.

Diane Mayr gives us Across to Brooklyn, an original poem she wrote after 9/11 at Random Noodling.

Kelly Fineman has a video of actor Matthew MacFadyen performing William Carlos Williams’s poem This Is Just to Say.

Diane of The Write Sisters is sharing Still Here by Langston Hughes.

Curious Kitty gives us a quote by former US Poet Laureate Ted Kooser.

Nandini says she has a (rather rough ... apologies!) original about an old family pet—The Dog in the Rickshaw.

Sherry thought George Eliot's The Choir Invisible might be appropriate to post today in memory of 9/11.

PaperTigers is in with Sally's post about The Carnival of the Animals: Poems inspired by Saint-Saëns Music, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura.

Gregory K. of GottaBook says he’s up with an original (for writers... or illustrators (or editors and agents, probably) called This Morning I E-mailed My Manuscript Out.

Mary Lee of A Year of Reading explains that she and Franki have done a series of posts all week that celebrate teaching. Today she has a poem (song lyrics, really) celebrating the "uphill climb" of teaching.

This week, Laura Salas has some poems from School Supplies, an anthology compiled by lee Bennett Hopkins. Laura says she also has 15 Words or Less poems based on a ransom note image—and that everyone can come participate.

Carol is in with Lillian Morrison’s Holes, a poem she's posting in honor of her father.

Tanita S. Davis joins the poetry posters with a David Budbill poem titled Horses At Midnight Without A Moon.

Jules at 7-Imp has a review of Yona Zeldis McDonough's new picture book biography of Alcott, illustrated by Bethanne Andersen, at her Poetry Thursday and Friday post.

G. R. LeBlanc presents Unusual Shoelaces, a humorous poem by X. J. Kennedy.

Sara Lewis Holmes says that she tried April Halprin Wayland's lesson plan over at Teaching Authors today to write a poem about something she couldn't. It's here: Stop.

Author Amok has information about Poetry Out Loud—the national recitation competition for high schoolers. One of the poems on the performance list is Gertrude Stein's "Susie Asado," also up on her blog today.

Andrea of Just One More Book!! Podcast says that Mark and she are contributing an original Farewell poem she wrote titled A Capital Lament.

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THE BRUNCH BUNCH

Karen Edmisten has a poem by Mary Oliver entitled Walking to Oak-Head Pond, and Thinking of the Ponds I Will Visit in the Next Days and Weeks to share with us this Friday.

At Write Time, Linda presents Splitting an Order, a poem that was written by one of her all-time favorite poets—Ted Kooser.

Little Willow joins the poetry crowd with September in Australia by Henry Clarence Kendall.

Shelf Elf selected Damselfly, Trout, Heron, a poem by John Engels on food chains, because she starts teaching Habitats to her class today.

At the Stone Arch Books blog, Library Bound, you’ll find Fairy Songs by Louisa May Alcott.

At In a heron’s Eye, Gavin shares Notes From A Marine Biologist’s Daughter, one of my favorite poems by Anne McCrary Sullivan, a poet who is a Florida Master Naturalist.

Today at TeachingAuthors, April Halprin Wayland commemorates Sept. 11 with a short poem. She also shares two other original poems, and a Writing Workout/Lesson Plan for writing about difficult topics. Check out the post—9-11 Lesson Plan: Stand on Your Head.

At The Stenhouse Blog this week you’ll find a poem by Lynda Hull: Insect Life in Florida.

Lee Wind has posted a poem that a fourteen-year-old poet sent him. Lee says that the young man’s heartbreaking and heart-healing poem stunned him with its honesty and wisdom.
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POST LUNCH LITERARY CROWD

At Here in the Bonny Glen, Melissa Wiley explains how a read-aloud of Winter Holiday took them to Tennyson's Locksley Hall yesterday.

Lorie Ann Grover is dealing with her daughter leaving for college. She shares her poem One Empty Mic at her blog On Point.

And at readertotz there’s a video of Shel Silverstein's Backward Bill in honor of the release of the special edition of The Light in the Attic!

Color Online is sharing a haiku from Sonia Sanchez.

Liz Scanlon has a poem by Marie Howe entitled Hurry at Liz in Ink.

Jone shares Library Lady, an original work poem that she wrote for Tricia’s Poetry Stretch this week at Check It Out.

Erin contributes an original poem called important repetition to the Poetry Friday Roundup.

Father Goose—aka Charles Ghigna—also presents an original poem. Its title is Butterflies of Fall.
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LAST OF THE POETRY POSTERS

Mary is sharing Nancy Willard’s Night Light over at vary the Line.

Anamaria at Bookstogether is joining in with a post about Awful Ogre Running Wild.


40 comments:

jama said...

Hi Elaine,

I'm sharing another Diane Lockward poem, "Heart on the Unemployment Line."

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/322819.html.

Thanks for hosting today, and have a good weekend.:)

Tricia said...

Hurray! I'm so glad you're hosting! My post will go live after midnight. I'm sharing a poem by Joe Wenderoth entitled The Weight of What Is Thrown.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Tricia said...

P.S. You'll also find this week's poetry stretch results at http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2009/09/poetry-stretch-results-poems-of-work.html

Diane Mayr said...

I have an original 9/11 poem today at Random Noodling.

Thanks for hosting!

Kelly Fineman said...

Hi Elaine! Thanks for hosting!

I'm in with WCW's "This is Just to Say". Here's the link info: http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/480869.html

Diane said...

At
The Write Sisters I'm sharing "Still Here" by Langston Hughes.

Have a great weekend!

KURIOUS KITTY said...

Kurious Kitty looks at Ted Kooser's postcard poems titled Winter Morning Walks.

Many thanks, Elaine!

Nandini said...

Hi Elaine,
I have a (rather rough ... apologies!) original about an old family pet--The Dog in the Rickshaw.

Thanks so much for hosting!

Sherry said...

I thought George Eliot's The Choir Invisible might be appropriate today's memories of 9/11.

http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=6762

Marjorie said...

Thank you for hosting, Elaine.

PaperTigers is in with Sally's post about "The Carnival of the Animals: Poems inspired by Saint-Saëns Music", illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura -

http://www.papertigers.org/wordpress/poetry-friday-poems-inspired-by-music/

Gregory K. said...

Loved the Karla Kuskin post, Elaine.

I'm up with an original (for writers... or illustrators (or editors and agents, probably)) called This Morning I E-mailed My Manuscript Out.

Here's the URL, non-hyperlinked:
http://gottabook.blogspot.com/2009/09/this-morning-i-e-mailed-my-manuscript.html

Thanks for hosting!

Mary Lee said...

Good morning, Elaine! Franki and I have done a series of posts all week that celebrate teaching. Today I have a poem (song lyrics, really) celebrating the "uphill climb" of teaching.

laurasalas said...

Elaine, that modified cento of Karla Kuskin's titles/lines is amazing! I especially love

A silver night that’s full of the moon.

and that ENTIRE last stanza. Beautiful.

I'm in this week with a couple of poems from LBH's School Supplies, wrapping up my week's worth of sharing school-themed poetry books. That's at

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/172877.html

And we have 15 Words or Less poems based on a ransom note image--everyone can come participate. That's at

http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/172521.html

Thanks for hosting, Elaine!

Carol said...

In with a poem in honor of my dad. Thanks for hosting!

tanita davis said...

In with a David Budbill poem. Thanks for hosting.

Jules at 7-Imp said...

I've got Louisa today: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1787 (Yona Zeldis McDonough's new picture book biography of Alcott, ill. by Bethanne Andersen).

Thanks for hosting!

G.R. LeBlanc said...

I'm sharing a poem by X.J. Kennedy at my blog Reflective Ink. The poem is called Unusual Shoelaces.

http://grleblanc.blogspot.com/2009/09/friday-funnies.html

Thanks for hosting today, and I loved your post. :)

Sara said...

Hi, Elaine. I tried April Halprin Wayland's lesson plan over at Teaching Authors today to write a poem about something I couldn't. It's here: Stop

Karen E. said...

Hi, Elaine -- I've got Mary Oliver this week, here.

Thanks for hosting!

Shelf Elf said...

Thanks for hosting Elaine!

I have a poem on food chains today, since I start teaching Habitats to my class this morning.

It's "Damselfly, Trout, Heron" by John Engels.

Enjoy your weekend!

Shelf Elf said...

Whoops! Forgot the link:

http://shelfelf.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/poetry-friday-damselfly-trout-heron/

Thanks!

Linda said...

Hi Elaine, I have Ted Kooser's wonderful poem, "Splitting an Order."
Thanks for hosting!

Little Willow said...

Good morning! I posted September in Australia at Bildungsroman.

Stone Arch Books: Library Bound said...

Hi Elaine! Thank you for hosting. At the Stone Arch Books blog, Library Bound, I posted "Fairy Songs" by Louisa May Alcott. Have a great weekend!

http://stonearchbooks.blogspot.com/2009/09/poetry-friday-sweet-voices-whisper-low.html

Gavin said...

A poem by Anne McCrary Sullivan, a poet who is a Florida Master Naturalist can be found here.

Sally said...

Sally here at PaperTigers is in with a post: Poems Inspired by Music

Carmela Martino said...

Hi Elaine,
Today at www.TeachingAuthors.com, April Halprin Wayland commemorates Sept. 11 with a short poem. She also shares two other original poems, and a Writing Workout/Lesson Plan for writing about difficult topics. See: http://www.teachingauthors.com/2009/09/9-11-lesson-plan-stand-on-your-head.html

And thanks so much for hosting!

Sally said...

Hi Elaine, I just scrolled down and saw that Marjorie submitted my post for me, so sorry for the double-up!

Sally at PaperTigers

Stenhouse said...

Hi! At The Stenhouse Blog this week we have a poem by Lynda Hull: Insect Life in Florida.

Lee Wind said...

A Teen Poet sent me his heartbreaking and heart-healing poem that stunned me with it's honesty and wisdom.

The poem is here!

http://www.leewind.org/2009/09/teens-poem-that-you-absolutely-must.html

Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday,
Namaste,
Lee

Melissa Wiley said...

How our read-aloud of Winter Holiday took us to Tennyson's "Locksley Hall" yesterday:

http://melissawiley.com/2009/09/10/the-fairy-tales-of-science/

Lorie Ann Grover said...

It's still breakfast time out here! :~)

At On Point, I'm dealing with my daughter leaving for college. *sigh* My poem is One Empty Mic.

And at readertotz we have the video of Shel Silverstein's Backward Bill in honor of the release of the special edition of The Light in the Attic!

Thanks for hosting!

Color Online said...

Great lists of links! Today, I'm sharing a haiku from Sonia Sanchez. I'm a huge fan. Before I start gushing, I'll sign off.

Thanks for hosting.

Liz in Ink said...

Hi Elaine -- Thank you so much for hosting! I've got a poem by Marie Howe today...

http://liz-scanlon.livejournal.com/125208.html

jone said...

Thank you for hosting today Elaine. I am in with a Poetry Strtch poregonal poem: http://maclibrary.edublogs.org/2009/09/11/poetry-friday-work-poem/

Erin said...

Thanks for hosting the roundup! My contribution is an original poem called "important repetition" - http://misserinmarie.blogspot.com/2009/09/and-i-keep-repeating-things.html

FATHER GOOSE said...

Thanks, Elaine! I'm flying in late here with my Butterflies of Fall.

FATHER GOOSE blog

Anonymous said...

I share Nancy Willard's "Night Light" over at Vary the Line: http://www.varytheline.org/?p=793.

Mary

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Hope I'm not too late to join in with Awful Ogre Running Wild. Thanks, Elaine!

Anamaria (bookstogether) said...

Oops, here's the link:
http://bookstogether.squarespace.com/blog/2009/9/11/awful-ogre-summers-over.html
Thanks again!