Welcome! The Poetry Friday round-up is here this week.
I've talked about postage stamps in honor of poets, poetry and movies, and other poetic intersections. Today we have flowers named for poets, writers, fictional characters, artists, and composers:
Narcissus Barrett Browning, photo by Jeff Hart
Roses named for writers are called: Agatha Christie, Alexandre Dumas, Astrid Lindgren, Charles Dickens, Chaucer, Cyrano (I don't actually know whether this rose is named for the real person or the fictional version -- probably the fictional one), Grimm, Guy de Maupassant, Hans Christian Andersen, Honoré de Balzac, Mark Twain, Victor Hugo, and William Shakespeare (two).
Chaucer Rose, photo by T. Kiya
Flowers named for characters or works (all roses except for the Don Quixote tulip): Madame Bovary, Peer Gynt, Prospero, Don Quichotte, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Ophelia Rose, photo by Laitche
Roses named for artists include: the Albrecht Dürer rose, Auguste Renoir, Botticelli, Camille Pissarro, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Rembrandt, Rodin, Rubens, Titian, and Toulouse Lautrec.
Roses named for musicians and composers: Édith Piaf (two roses), Freddie Mercury, Frederyk Chopin, Händel, Jacqueline du Pré, James Galway, Johann Strauß, Mozart, Paganini, Puccini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Richard Wagner, Tchaikovski, and Verdi (two roses).
There are also flowers named for two of my favorite non-artists: Jeanne d'Arc (two-- a rose and a crocus) and Professor Einstein (rose).
A link to a poem about flowers: Astigmatism by Amy Lowell, "To Ezra Pound: with Much Friendship and Admiration and Some Differences of Opinion."
Leave a link in the comments and I will round them up!
* At Life on the Deckle Edge, Robyn has a poem by Margarita Engle from HURRICANE DANCERS.
* At The Poem Farm, Amy shares a poem about the weather in her heart...
* At TeacherDance, Linda is thinking about summer reading -- poetry!
* At Father Goose, Charles is pondering What Flies?
* Liz offers an original poem, "The First Day of Summer."
* Mary Lee has a poem for the day after the last day of school.
* It's also time to fill the July-Dec Poetry Friday Roundup Host calendar.
* At NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff shares an original poem about the last day of school.
* Laura Purdie Salas is in with a J. Patrick Lewis poem.
* At Author Amok, Laura Shovan celebrates poetry with Northfield ES third graders.
* Tara's contribution today is a poem to celebrate baseball (and the Red Sox).
* At Today's Little Ditty, Michelle has a video by Ingrid Michaelson to tickle your fancy.
* Jama is featuring What's in the Garden? and announcing the winner of the Wordsworth! Stop the Bulldozer! giveaway.
* At Random Noodling, Diane offers a post about beer.
* Kurious Kitty spotlights a poem by Lucille Clifton.
* KK's Kwotes has an old chestnut from Emily Dickinson.
* Margaret shares a guest poet today, Sandra Sarr, who wrote a Terza Rima in the style of Natasha Trethewey.
* At Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme, Matt is thinking about tending his lawn.
* At Poetry for Children, Sylvia highlights sharing poetry on a recent school visit in Bali.
* Catherine shares "Ox Cart Man" by Donald Hall.
* At Live Your Poem, Irene has Five for Poetry Friday.
* Iza's offering is "The Bee Boy's Song" by Rudyard Kipling.
* Anastasia shares an original poem, "Friday Love."
* At There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town, Ruth has "Dropping Keys" by Hafiz.
* Dori focuses on crossing genres, with French horns and fairy tales, along with some poetry.
* Violet's post is an original poem written for David Harrison's word-of-month prompt 'harrumph.'
* At Gathering Books, Fats shares a poem by Li-Young Lee about the sound of apples falling to the ground.
* Donna has 4 original wondery poems for kids at heart.
* Lorie Ann offers Blue Branches, a haiku, at On Point.
* Ms Mac contributes an original tritina.
* Keri is in today with an original poem about volunteer plants in the garden.
* At Tapestry of Words, Becky shares a poem about endings.
* Betsy at I Think in Poems brings us "Burned," an original poem.
* At Musings, Joyce Ray is thinking of graduates as she shares Earth Your Dancing Place by May Swenson.
* Janet tells us about "Whisper and Shout: Poems to Memorize" edited by Patrice Vecchione.