The Poetry Friday round-up is here so leave your links in the comments and I’ll round them up through-out the day. (Note, I’m on West Coast so expect some delay.)
I had so much fun doing this audio of the first poem in my book Hugging the Rock that I thought I would repost it for Poetry Friday. It’s called, NO ROOM. I hope you like it.
Read about the evolution of the poem NO ROOM from its inception here or read about the $1000 schloarship contest for teens who create a book trailer for Hugging the Rock here.
CREDIT LINE: Posted with permission from Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown. Copyright © 2006 by Susan Taylor Brown, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA. www.tenspeed.com.
NOTE: I have removed the played due to some issues with LJ Embed. You can listen to it by going here instead.
The round-up – a little later than I planned but life had other ideas for me today.
Nandini Bajpai has an original about an Itchy Dog at Notes from New England.
Jama Rattigan is celebrating Johnny Appleseed’s birthday with a poem by Marge Piercy and 4 apple cake recipes:
It’s a feast for the eyes and the ears over at Educating Alice where Monica Edinger shares about the forthcoming book Sweethearts of Rhythm.
Julie Larios offers us a poem by Margaret Gibson titled “Autumn Grasses” – it’s based on an Edo painting by Shibata Zeshin.
A Year of Reading has a poem about fall by Georgia Heard, along with information about her upcoming blog tour!
Today at My World/Mi Mundo the celebration continues for Hispanic Heritage Month with a poem by celebrating Gabriela Mistral, the first Nobel Prize Latina Woman winner in 1945.
Laura Salas shares an original poem called “Without” (not the same as last week’s Without Rancor):
And this week’s 15 Words or Less poems are here.
Heidi Mordhorst is pointing everyone toward the important not-exactly poetry book If You Find a Rock by Peggy Christian.
Gisele LeBlanc gives us an original poem for children, titled, “Magic Cure“.
Kurious Kitty shares “Invictus” and Random Noodling celebrates the International Day of Peace.
A Sleepy Elf is in with a poem about sleeping (and other things), called “Things” by William J. Smith
Linda is in with four original tanka.
Sara Lewis Holmes blogged about Sherman Alexie yesterday and today she is featuring his new collection of poetry, FACE, and one of the poems in it, “How to Create An Agnostic.”
Laura @ Author Amok says, “Donald Hall is reading here in central Maryland next weekend. I’m sharing his seasonal poem, “Ox Cart Man,” to welcome fall.”
You can find a little bit of Eugene O’Connell posted here.
Tabatha A. Yeatts offers some ancient Greek poetry by Sappho today.
An original cinquain for dog lovers by Kelly Polark.
Poetry Friday on The Stenhouse Blog shares “The Light of September” by W. S. Merwin.
At Wild Rose Reader, Elaine Magliaro has a poem for Banned Books Week. It’s a revised version of Book Talk 2007, a poem about censorship that she wrote because of the kerfuffle caused by a certain word that Susan patron included in her book THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY. At Political Verses, Elaine has another original–“Dirty Dancing with the Stars: A Poem about Tom DeLay.” And at Blue Rose Girls, Elaine shares a poem by Elaine Equi titled “Ciao Bella Chocolate Sorbet.”
Semicolon is highlighting Felicia Hemans’ poem: “The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck and its imitators.”
Karen Edmisten brings us Taylor Mali’s “Undivided Attention” this week.
Today at Teaching Authors April Halprin Wayland shares a lesson in writing about uncomfortable feelings and an original poem about jealousy.
Lectitans is in with “Against Cinderella” by Julia Alvarez.
Susan at Chicken Spaghetti chimes In with a post that links to poetry by Colin West, including two tongue twisters.
In Honor of Fall the Write Sisters share a favorite from Robert Louis Stevenson at
After reading The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker, an enjoyable book about a poet with writer’s block who has to write an intro to an anthology of rhyming poetry, Emily Cook looked up Sara Teasdale and found a poem perfect for her day.
Jules from 7-Imp says, “I’m in today with a poem from a friend, Shannon Collins“(And some picture book art, too.)
Father Goose shares his original poem “Ars Longa, Vita Brevis“.
Jiill Corcoran put together Poetry for the Classrom: 6 fun poetry lessons for teachers and visiting authors.
Tracy Marchini has an original about a prom date related break-up.(not autobiographical! 🙂 )
Lorie Ann Grover has the I’m missing-my-daughter-blues and shares an original poem titled “Off to College” and at readertotz they have “There was a Little Guinea-Pig”.
Bildungsroman posted lyrics from the song More than Fine by Switchfoot.
Jone at Check It Out has some fun haiku riddles inspired by Tricia (The Miss Rumphius Effect)
Carol of Carol’s Corner is in with a review of Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough’s new book, A PLACE FOR WONDER