Thursday, January 8, 2015

All the Complicated Details are Completed!



The Poetry Friday round-up is here! Thanks for coming. I hope 2015 is starting well for you, and, if not, I hope it turns around tout de suite! Please leave your link in the comments and I will share them below :-)

Hat tip to my friend Katherine for today's poem:

Winter Trees
by William Carlos Williams

All the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring are completed!
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.
Thus having prepared their buds
against a sure winter
the wise trees
stand sleeping in the cold.

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I also wanted to share the link for this U.S. News & World Report article: Unlocking the Inner Poet: How Poetry Helps People With Dementia

Robyn is shining a light on January's Student Haiku Poet of the Month, Pearl Sullivan.

Random Noodling has two illustrated haiku inspired by Emily Dickinson poems. (The first one would fit nicely into my "Morning" post.)

Kurious Kitty has a quick lesson on the Dewey Decimal system, and a short list of poetry how-to books.

Penny has Episode 9 of A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt!

At Gathering Books, Myra shares excerpts from Brown Girl Dreaming.

At Today's Little Ditty, Michelle posts an interview with Joyce Sidman –January's spotlight author– and this month's ditty challenge based on a form she uses in Winter Bees.

Jama is back from her holiday blog break with two poems by Barbara Crooker.

At Teaching Authors, they're each sharing "What am I 'Plotting' in 2015?"...and April has turned onto a side road to reflect on possibly plotting...nothing, plus she includes a poem by Paul Bennett from his book, Loving Grief.

Laura Purdie Salas is in with a triolet called "Broken Yolk."

Welcome to Robyn Campbell, who is celebrating Poetry Friday for the first time this week!

Laura is getting ready for Author Amok's annual poetry project. What will this year's theme be? Check out her post, which includes a poem by Matthew Rohrer about a sad little robot.

Linda Kulp brings us her One Little Word, and the song lyrics that inspired her to choose it.

Linda Baie shares her unexpectedly (instinctively?) perfect swap poem and gifts from Keri Collins Lewis.

Busy Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme gives us a charming short poem about his dog.

Sally Murphy has been playing Poetry Tag!

At GottaBook, Greg brings a poem that wasn't autobiographical for him, but unfortunately was for us...

Carol Varsalona is reflecting on winter and its entrance as the main character in her newest collection of curated artistic expressions, Winter Whisperings Gallery. She invites all to participate to showcase different perspectives on this brilliant season.

Michelle Haseltine shares a Nikki Grimes poem with us.

At My Juicy Little Universe, Heidi provides an introduction to Simon Armitage for those who don't know his his work. (I shared one of his poems a while back, if you'd like more S.A.)

Mary Lee shares an original -- a surprising turtle sighting last Friday.

At Keri Recommends, Keri is in with a poem inspired by her tiny home invaders.

Over at The Poem Farm, Amy has an original poem about whittling. What a fun topic!

Take a trip to Carol's Corner, where she offers a short grace she found this week.

Live Your Poem with Irene and a trio of wild winter poems.

At Dori Reads, Dori shares an original poem that springs from thinking about her one little word for the year.

At The Logonauts, Katie has a post about Teaching Poetry with the book Love that Dog that also includes 2 student poems inspired by WCW. (I love the word "logonaut" every time I see it!)

Ruth is thinking about the commemoration of the five year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti at There's No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town.

Tara is sharing a morning poem by one of my favorite poets.

In honor of national puzzle month, Tricia is sharing a Russell Hoban poem.

Please welcome Alex Baugh, who brings a poem by John Updike called "January." (Yes! John Updike writes poems!)

At Elementary Reflections, Krista contributes an original poem about a timely topic: "Snow Day."

JoAnn posts an original poem about a poem she wrote but cannot find (she thinks it was perfect!).

At Reading to the Core, Catherine is thinking about Marilyn Nelson and her newest book, How I Discovered Poetry.

Sylvia Vardell has her annual "sneak peek" list of poetry for young people set to be published in 2015.

At Wee Words for Wee Ones, Bridget cooked up a poem entitled "Recipe for a Realistic Resolution."

Yay, another tree poem! Mainely Write's Donna is sharing her Winter Poetry Swap ornament and poem "Courtship" about winter birch trees from and by Matt Forrest Esenwine.

Ever-lovely Little Willow offers "Unwritten Poems" by William Winter at Bildungsroman.

Kortney digs into her One Deep Drawer to bring us “Beans with Garlic” by Charles Bukowski.

Don't go yet! Kim Doele is sharing a post with her OLW and a poem she wrote to help explain her word choice, called "Flukeprint."

Susan Taylor Brown is back! She has an original poem called "Coming Soon."

Jan explains the origins of her yen for nonsense verse at Bookseedstudio, where she mixes a bit of the serious and silly.

Karen cruises in with Wallace Steven's "The Snow Man."

I really appreciate Jone's post at Check It Out -- she lets us know about books that were *almost* Cybils poetry finalists.

It's easy to see why Margaret and her students are bonkers over bandicoots.

Ramona at Pleasures from the Page (isn't that a great blog name?) brings us an older Joyce Sidman book.

What a great batch of posts we had today! I will keep adding on as needed.

53 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Such a perfect poem choice, Tabatha - thank you! I look forward to checking out that link as well. Many merci's for hosting this week.

I'm happy to throw some light upon our Student Haiku Poet of the Month for January, Pearl Sullivan:
http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=980907

Diane Mayr said...

Hi Tabatha! I do love the "liquid moon."

Random Noodling has two illustrated haiku inspired by Emily Dickinson poems. The first one would fit nicely into your earlier "Morning" post. http://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-write-your-own.html

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

The poem fits the frigid winter weather. It's perfect!
I have Episode 9 of A Great Nephew & A Great Aunt on my blog. The link will be active early in the morning. http://wp.me/p22d5X-13Q

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Thank you so much for hosting this week dear Tabatha! Here's my Poetry Friday link:

http://gatheringbooks.org/2015/01/09/poetry-friday-starting-my-year-with-brown-girl-dreaming/

A little Brown Girl Dreaming to start the year. :)

Love these lines from your WCW poem:
A liquid moon
moves gently among
the long branches.

Reminded me of "A River of Words" by Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet - have you read that picturebook biography yet? Gorgeous! I think this poem was included there if I am not mistaken.

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Thanks for hosting, Tabatha!

"the complicated details
of the attiring and
the disattiring..." Ah, something I contend with daily, though much less eloquently I'm afraid.

At Today's Little Ditty, my interview with Joyce Sidman– January's spotlight author. I think you'll also enjoy this month's ditty challenge based on a form she uses in WINTER BEES.
http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2015/01/spotlight-on-joyce-sidman-dmc-challenge.html

jama said...

Love the poem. It reminds me of Sara Lewis Holmes's "The Bones of January."
http://saralewisholmes.blogspot.com/2007/07/enter.html

Meanwhile, I'm back from my holiday blog break with two poems by Barbara Crooker (post goes live at 6 a.m.EST)

http://wp.me/p1GE6P-3Kb

Thanks for hosting this week. Happy New Year!

April Halprin Wayland said...

Howdy, Tabatha ~ Happy New Year!

I love that his trees are wise enough to know when to do nothing...

...which fits into my TeachingAuthors post today:

http://www.teachingauthors.com/2015/01/13-ways-of-looking-at-plotting-and.html

(link is live on Friday morning).

We're each sharing "What am I 'Plotting' in 2015?"...and I've turned onto a side road to reflect on possibly plotting...nothing.

April Halprin Wayland

laurasalas said...

I love this poem! I've shared it a couple of times, and I've never quite recovered from the beauty of that "liquid moon." Sigh.

I'm in with another triolet this week, this one called "Broken Yolk." It's at http://www.laurasalas.com/blog/for-teachers/poetry-seven-triolet-2/

Thanks for hosting, and happy New Year!

Robyn Campbell said...

Hey, I'm new to Poetry Friday. I have a haiku over at my blog http://robyn-campbell.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday.html

It's nice to cyber meet you.

Author Amok said...

I love WCW -- one of my favorites. This is a beautiful poem for winter.

I am getting ready for Author Amok's annual poetry project. What will this year's theme be? Check out my post, which includes a poem by Matthew Rohrer about a sad little robot.

http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2015/01/announcing-author-amoks-2015-poetry.html

April Halprin Wayland said...

oops...I forgot to add that I'm including a poem by Paul Bennett from his book, Loving Grief, in my post!

http://www.teachingauthors.com/2015/01/13-ways-of-looking-at-plotting-and.html

Linda said...

Tabatha, I can't wait to come back and read all the fantastic posts!
I'm in today with my One Little Word, and the song lyrics that inspired me. http://lindakulp.blogspot.com/

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LInda Baie said...

The poem by William Carlos Williams is so pretty, Tabatha. I love lines about the moon, and these, "A liquid moon/moves gently among/the long branches." are gorgeous. Thank you for hosting, and for the other links, too. It's a cold winter night & what I'd love to do is sit and read and not have to get up early in the morning. I have a beautiful winter poem to share too, my wonderful gift from Keri Collins Lewis for the swap, among other sweet things! http://www.teacherdance.org/2015/01/poetry-friday-swap-appreciation.htm

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

As others have said, I love the "liquid moon" - a great visual, and there's something very emotional about it, too! Today I have a silly, simple little post, as I'm tied up with so many OTHER projects: http://wp.me/p2DEY3-18x

Sally Murphy said...

I love this poem, Tabatha. I'm a huge WCW fan, and the image of the liquid moon makes me tingle.
I've posted about playing Poetry Tag with my friend Rebecca: http://sallymurphy.com.au/?p=1099

Greg Pincus said...

I'm up with an original today - Vacation Timekeeping.

Thanks for hosting and sharing some WCW, too!

Carol Varsalona said...

Tabatha, I could not have asked for a better poem to pair with my thoughts as I stare out the window watching winter dance in the streets. For my offering today, I am reflecting on winter and its entrance as the main character in my newest collection of curated artistic expressions, Winter Whisperings Gallery at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/01/winter-whisperings-calling.html. I invite all to participate to showcase different perspective on this brilliant season.

Michelle Haseltine said...

Thank you for hosting! I adore poetry by WCW. The golden line for me in this poem is the end, "the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold." That image is powerful and sticks with me! I'm sharing a poem from the amazing Nikki Grimes: http://1gratefulteacher.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-flying-with-words.html

Heidi Mordhorst said...

I love, love, love this poem, and you picked out the best line to title your post! Would that like the trees I could accept once in a whilen that "all the complicated details are completed" and relax. I'm in today with a wishful introduction to Simon Armitage for those who don't know his his work.
http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2015/01/biannual-britpoet-feature.html

Mary Lee said...

I'm sharing an original today -- a surprising turtle sighting last Friday.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-surprises.html

Keri said...

We're off to a fine start this morning already! Thanks for hosting, my friend.

I'm in today with a poem inspired by my tiny home invaders.

http://kerirecommends.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-and-ladybugs/

Love the WCW poem's calm -- a perfect follow-up to the hectic holidays! Hugs!

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Yesterday I shared Douglas Florian's "The Winter Tree" with some folks, and I love to now read this one next to it. Thank you for sharing and for hosting! I will be printing and saving the article too.

Over at The Poem Farm, I have a small original poem about whittling.

http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2015/01/whittle-little-pick-up-object-write.html

Happy Poetry Friday! x, a.

Carol said...

Thank you for this beautiful word photograph by William Carlos Williams. I'll be sharing it with folks at my school today!I'm in with a short grace I found this week.
http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2015/01/denver-at-sunset-taken-about-five.html

Irene Latham said...

Oh we are of like minds this Poetry Friday, Tabatha! Thank you for hosting. I've got a trio of wild winter poems: http://www.irenelatham.blogspot.com/2015/01/wild-winter-poems.html

Doraine Bennett said...

What a beautiful poem. Love it. Thanks for hosting. I have an original poem today while thinking about my one little word for the year.

http://dorireads.blogspot.com/2015/01/one-little-word-for-2015.html

Katie Logonauts said...

Perfect that you are sharing a WCW poem today! I have a post up about Teaching Poetry with the book Love that Dog that also includes 2 student poems inspired by WCW. http://www.thelogonauts.com/2015/01/love-that-dog.html

Thanks for hosting!

Diane Mayr said...

Thanks, Tabatha, for straightening things out!

Ruth said...

I love that poem! Here's my post for today: http://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-earthquake-vocabulary.html We are commemorating the five year anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti on Monday, and of course that is what is on my mind today. Thanks for hosting!

Tara Smith said...

A liquid moon...so beauttiful, Tabatha! I'm sharing a Mary Oliver poem today, about morning:
https://ateachinglifedotcom.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/poetry-friday-morning-poem-mary-oliver/

Tricia said...

Good Morning Tabatha!
In honor of national puzzle month I'm sharing a Russell Hoban poem.
http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-jigsaw-puzzle.html

Thanks for hosting this shindig.
Best,
Tricia

Alex Baugh said...

Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday this week. It is the first time I have participated. I am sharing a poem by John Updike called January http://randomlyreading.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-january-by-john-updike.html

Krista D said...

A wonderful choice for today!

Here's my contribution this week!
http://elementaryreflections.blogspot.com/2015/01/poetry-friday-snow-day.html

JoAnn Early Macken said...

Happy New Year! I've posted an original poem about a poem I wrote but cannot find (I think it was perfect!) at http://www.joannmacken.com/blog.htm?post=980969

Catherine said...

I love William Carlos Williams and trees, so to me, Winter Trees is perfect! Today I'm sharing my thoughts about Marilyn Nelson and her newest book, How I Discovered Poetry.
http://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/poetry-friday-how-i-discovered-poetry/

Thank you for hosting, Tabatha!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Hi, Tabatha, Thanks for hosting and for sharing that perfect WCW poem. My post today is my annual "sneak peek" list of poetry for young people set to be published in 2015. At least what I know so far! http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/2015/01/sneak-peek-list-of-poetry-for-young.html
Thanks!
Sylvia

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks for hosting, Tabatha! Happy New Year! I love your poem choice. Today I've cooked up a poem entitled, "Recipe for a Realistic Resolution". Enjoy! =)

Donna Smith said...

I am sharing my Winter Poetry Swap ornament and poem "Courtship" about winter birch trees from and by Matt Forrest Esenwine.
http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2015/01/winter-poetry-swap.html

Donna Smith said...

And I also meant to say that the poem was perfectly lovely! I saw that moon and trees a number of times a few nights ago when the puppy had to go out every hour...alllll night. It was a blessing to at least have that beautiful moon shining through the dark branches - a real "Owl Moon" cover.

slayground said...

Thank you for hosting!

I posted Unwritten Poems by William Winter at my blog, Bildungsroman.

Kortney said...

Thanks for hosting us all, Tabitha!

Love the WCW you shared: the liquid moon + wise trees.

Sharing Bukowski + beans: https://onedeepdrawer.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/poetry-friday-beans-with-garlic/

Kim Doele said...

Thank you for hosting Tabatha. I am leaving a post with my OLW and a poem I wrote to help explain my word choice, called "Flukeprint."
https://flukeprints.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/olw-and-a-poem-to-help-explain-my-thoughts/

Jeanne said...

I love this! So many poems, all from one post.

Susan Taylor Brown said...

I am back with an original poem called Coming Soon

http://www.susantaylorbrown.com/comingsoon/

jan godown annino said...

Dear Tabatha,

Appreciations for the hosting!

"Winter Trees" by William Carlos Williams, is a calm outfit for January & I do like to plant my eyes on a tree poem.

The origins of my yen for nonsense verse is at Bookseedstudio, where I mumble a bit on poor timing of my published article on humor books.

https://bookseedstudio.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/silly-me/

Thanks again,

Jan

Karen Edmisten said...

I'm late today, Tabatha, but I'm in, with Wallace Stevens. It's here.

Love the Williams poem, and I'm off to read the linked article -- thanks for hosting!

Jone MacCulloch said...

Hi Tabatha, In between class but I want to get this to you: https://maclibrary.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/poetry-friday-cybils-poetry-books-left-on-the-shelf-those-th/
Thanks for hosting.

Margaret Simon said...

Oh, the complicated week! Back at school, end of quarter, parent conferences made me late with my post. We had some fun learning about bandicoots this week. And, of course, we wrote poems. http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/bonkers-over-bandicoots/

Ramona said...

Tabbatha, I love this poem especially the image of the liquid moon.Thanks for hosting today - sorry to join in late. I'm sharing a favorite poetry book by Joyce Sidman that "stretches" back to 2003.

Robyn Campbell said...

I agree. A great batch of posts. So happy to be here. Thank you for such a nice welcome. :-)

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for rounding us up this week, Tabatha!

I love the WCW poem you chose. I have written that poem (with clunkier words and images) over and over again in my head. I'll quit trying now -- he got it perfect!

Carol said...

Tabatha-
Yikes! Thanks for letting me know about the GK Chesterton poem. I'd never heard that poem and when I came across it in ONE THOUSAND GIFTS, it was attributed to a book called THE SABBATH by Abraham Joshua Heschel. I'm fixing my post and writing Ann Voskamp, the author of ONE THOUSAND GIFTS to let her know.

Buffy Silverman said...

Love the attiring and disattiring to describe a tree preparing itself for winter. Thanks for sharing this and for hosting!