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:
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.
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,
has two illustrated haiku inspired by Emily Dickinson poems. (The first one would fit nicely into my "Morning" post.)
has a quick lesson on the Dewey Decimal system, and a short list of poetry how-to books.
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
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.
brings us her One Little Word, and the song lyrics that inspired her to choose it.
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.
has been playing Poetry Tag!
Greg brings a poem that wasn't autobiographical for him, but unfortunately was for us...
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.
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.)
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."
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
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.