Frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron,
Water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow,
Snow on snow,
In the bleak mid-winter
Welcome! It's time for Poetry Friday. If you've come to share a link, please do so in the comments and I will round-up during the day. I've got Christina Rossetti's In the Bleak Mid-winter today, which was set to music by Gustav Holst.
* Fats is sharing a few verses from Pearl Cleage's "We Speak Your Names," celebrating womanhood and the gift of sisterhood.
* Donna has a silly Christmas poem for us.
* Margaret is offering a give away of her Christmas poetry book, Illuminate, along with an original poem and recording of "In the Bleak Midwinter."
* At Random Noodling, Diane has a small collection of door haiga.
* Kurious Kitty shares "The Sniffle" by Ogden Nash.
* KK's Kwotes posts a quote by Ray Bradbury.
* Robyn continues with a haiku theme, kicking off a "Student Poet of the Month" adventure featuring Tom Painting's haiku students. Starting us off is 8th grader Emma Jones.
* Keri contributes the winner of last week's giveaway and some "story rules" from a former Pixar artist.
* Michelle shares "The Flight Before Christmas" -- her entry for Susanna Leonard Hill's Holiday Writing Contest.
* Father Goose is celebrating the "Holly Days."
* Renee is in with another installment of the NCTE Poets Series with Lee Bennett Hopkins, this time featuring Myra Cohn Livingston.
* Joy is thinking about creation and the wonderful way writing a poem makes her feel, and she also has a poetry challenge.
* Over at The Drift Record, Julie is seeing a strange convergence between a poem by Walter de la Mare and peppermint bark candy.
* Mary Lee shares a couple of haiku for the Friday that's a week away from Winter Break. (My kids would call that "Winter Break Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Eve Day")
* Author Kelly Bingham visits Laura's blog to talk about her Shark Girl verse novels and her picture book, Z Is for Moose.
* Jama brings us "The Cookie Thief" and some thoughts about the first cookie she ever baked.
* Tara offers Grace Paley, poetry, and pies.
* Liz has some sweet Christmas cookie haiku.
* Mandy is reflecting on a snow day with an original poem.
* Laura Purdie Salas is in today with "Schoolhouse" by Cynthia Grady.
* Irene is thinking about writing as spiritual practice, plus she shares "Instructions for the Journey" by Pat Schneider.
* Dori's poem is by Nikki Grimes from her book Voices of Christmas.
* Linda shares a picture book/Christmas poem by Maya Angelou.
* Violet posted an original poem called Christmas on the West Coast.
* Carmela discusses three of her favorite books from 2013 and includes a poem from Helen Frost's SALT.
* Catherine offers Denise Levertov's "The Secret."
* Jeannine wrote a post about revising called Poetry and Houses.
* After several months away from blogging, Elaine returns with an original poem for the season titled "Under the Tree."
* Tricia is in today with a poem by Amy Lowell entitled "Superstition."
* This week, Anastasia visited Jone's blog, where Jone shared Anastasia's new haiku, "Last Leaf."
* Jone adds, "This is a follow-up to her interview on Wednesday."
* Little Willow gives us "Unfading Pictures" by Louisa C. Poole.
* Janet's selection is "Sharing the Seasons: a book of poems," selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins and illustrated by David Diaz.
* Amy has a mask poem in the voice of a (her?) Christmas tree.