"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference." ~ Elie Wiesel
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:
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, 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.
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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:
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
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
Thank you so much for hosting this week dear Tabatha! Here's my Poetry Friday link:
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.
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.
Love the poem. It reminds me of Sara Lewis Holmes's "The Bones of January."
Meanwhile, I'm back from my holiday blog break with two poems by Barbara Crooker (post goes live at 6 a.m.EST)
Thanks for hosting this week. Happy New Year!
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:
(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
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!
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.
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.
oops...I forgot to add that I'm including a poem by Paul Bennett from his book, Loving Grief, in my post!
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/
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
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
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
I'm up with an original today - Vacation Timekeeping.
Thanks for hosting and sharing some WCW, too!
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.
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
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.
I'm sharing an original today -- a surprising turtle sighting last Friday.
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.
Love the WCW poem's calm -- a perfect follow-up to the hectic holidays! Hugs!
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.
Happy Poetry Friday! x, a.
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.
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
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.
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!
Thanks, Tabatha, for straightening things out!
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!
A liquid moon...so beauttiful, Tabatha! I'm sharing a Mary Oliver poem today, about morning:
Good Morning Tabatha!
In honor of national puzzle month I'm sharing a Russell Hoban poem.
Thanks for hosting this shindig.
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
A wonderful choice for today!
Here's my contribution this week!
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
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.
Thank you for hosting, Tabatha!
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 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! =)
I am sharing my Winter Poetry Swap ornament and poem "Courtship" about winter birch trees from and by Matt Forrest Esenwine.
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.
Thank you for hosting!
I posted Unwritten Poems by William Winter at my blog, Bildungsroman.
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/
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."
I love this! So many poems, all from one post.
I am back with an original poem called Coming Soon
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.
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!
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.
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/
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.
I agree. A great batch of posts. So happy to be here. Thank you for such a nice welcome. :-)
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!
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.
Love the attiring and disattiring to describe a tree preparing itself for winter. Thanks for sharing this and for hosting!
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