I'm happy to be hosting this week's edition of Poetry Friday. If you'll leave your link in the comments, I'll be sure to include you. I'll be updating this post throughout the day. So check back often to see what others are contributing!
Tiel Aisha Ansari from Knocking From Inside is in with an original piece, Black Smoke, White Heat.
Tricia from The Miss Rumphius Effect is in with two sonnets by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Liz in Ink is contributing a poem by Lola Haskins, Sleep Positions.
David Elzey of the excelsior file and fomagrams is in with a review of America at War. He is highlighting the e.e. cummings poem, my sweet old etcetera and another poem (from the same book) by Heidi Bee Roemer, The Hague, Holland May 10, 1940.
John Mutford of the Book Mine Set is in with a review of Far Voyages by Douglas LePan.
Suzanne from Adventures in Daily Living is in with an Elizabeth Coatsworth poem, Rain Poem.
Gregory K. from GottaBook is in with an original poem, Bubble Wrap; while you're there be sure to read his other original poems from this week. He's celebrating National Poetry Month by posting original poems each day. (I especially loved Allergic to Homework.)
Michele from Scholar's Blog is in with a Christina Rossetti poem, Remember.
Cloudscome from a wrung sponge has an original haiku. (There are other great original poems as well you should check out.)
Stacey from Two Writing Teachers is in with "First They Came For The Jews." Which not to play favorites or anything, has always been one of my favorites. It's just so powerful.
Mary Lee from A Year Of Reading is in with a few '15 words or less poems' written by her students.
Sarah from In Need of Chocolate is in with an original poem, One Day.
Jama from Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup in her post, tea and poetry, is sharing a poem and inviting us all to a tea party. To participate in the party, "share your favorite tea time recipes, tea reflections or memories, or favorite tea scenes from books or film." Go to her site to find out more.
Writer2B from Findings is in with a poem by Denise Levertov.
Elaine Magliaro of Blue Rose Girls and Wild Rose Reader is in with The Poet by Tom Wayman and an interview with J. Patrick Lewis.
Shelf Elf is in with a review of all the small poems and fourteen more by Valerie Worth.
Sara from Read Write Believe is in with Before the Rain by Lianne Spidel and an original poem as well.
Laura Salas is in with a 15 Words or Less Poems post and a post, "Where I Steal My Poem Ideas From."
Karen Edmisten is in with an Emily Dickinson poem.
Sarah from Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering is in with her post, Ruminations on Cat Feet.
Marianne H. Nielsen from Doing the Write Thing is in with a few poems from the book Til all the Stars Have Fallen.
Kristy Dempsey is in with with an original poem, Puzzles.
TadMack from Finding Wonderland is in with "The Hour."
Christine M. from The Simple and the Ordinary is in with part of an original poem.
Susan from Chicken Spaghetti is in with a post about cowboy songs.
Little Willow is in with The Drifter by David Poe.
Anastasia Suen is giving a copy of her book, Subway, away for Poetry Friday. She's also in with a review of A Fishing Surprise.
Sarah Miller is in with a Maya Angelou poem, Alone.
Sylvia Vardell of Poetry for Children is posting all month long in celebration of National Poetry Month. Her post today is on Poetry for Seniors.
Wes is in with an original poem, Crossing the Hellespont, at The Well-Read Child.
Kelly Fineman of Writing and Ruminating is in with "Strange Meeting" by Wilfred Owen.
Becky Levine is in with an original poem, Still Here.
Mme T of destined to become a classic is in with "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front" by Wendell Berry.
Becky of Farm School is in with Lift Every Voice and Sing by James Weldon Johnson. (Love that one!)
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is in with Cold Spring.
Lee Wind of I'm Here. I'm Queer. What the Hell Do I Read? is in with a post "Your Favorite Gay Poems: Lord Byron's Love Poems to John Edleston."
MsMac from Check It Out is in with a post, "It Is National Poetry Month."
My contribution to Poetry Friday is "Alphabet" by Jane Yolen as found in America at War.
Lisa from Passionately Curious is in with a poem written by an 8 year old, "Poetry is Waiting."
Anne of Book Buds is in with a review of Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert.
Kelly of Big A Little A is in with "To Vladimir, Address Unknown."
Amanda of A Patchwork of Books is in with a review of "Where Is Spring?"
Erin of Miss Erin is in with a discussion of Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham.
A. Fortis from Finding Wonderland's contribution is "What Do I Write With?" and "The Magic of the Pencil."
Jennie from Biblio File is in with "You made crusty bread rolls" by Gary Johnson.
Annie from Crazy for Kids Books highlights Ogden Nash.
Laurel Snyder is in with "The Marks of Walter B.'s Power" by Sabrina Orah Mark.
The Reading Zone offers Judith Viorst's "And Then the Prince Knelt Down..."
Look Books brings us "The Rider" by Naomi Shibab Nye.
Ruth from There Is No Such Thing As A God-Forsaken Town is in with a post about several poetry collections.
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