Friday, May 23, 2008

Poetry Friday and I'm Hosting!

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!

For those that may be new to blogging, I just wanted to mention that EVERYONE is welcome to join in on Poetry Friday.

Kelly Fineman of Writing and Ruminating has an interview with John Grandits.
I am in with "With Hope" a song by Steven Curtis Chapman.
Chicken Spaghetti is in with "Teaching Them A Thing or Two."
Little Willow is in with a poem by Laura Ingalls Wilder.
MsMac of Check it Out is in with Photos and Poems From After School Poetry Club.
Tiel Aisha Ansari from Knocking from Inside has an original poem, "Superdelegates."
Tricia from The Miss Rumphius Effect has a poem, "Giza's Beast."
John Mutford of The Book Mine Set has an original, punctuation #1.
Stacey from Two Writing Teachers has an idea for "Building A Living Poetry Anthology."
Cloudscome of A Wrung Sponge is in was "Dear George Bush" a poem by Kristin Prevallet.
Writer2B of Findings is in with Death's Kinship--a numbered poem of Emily Dickinson and a link to Steven Curtis Chapman's Cinderella video.
Another Chapman song, "Still Listening," comes in courtesy of Ruth from There Is No Such Thing As A God-forsaken Town.
Jama from Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup is in with "Eatin' With Sticks."
Jenny from Read. Imagine. Talk. is in with a review of Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry by Jack Prelutsky.
The Well Read Child offers "Hungover A Line" by Wes.
Sarah Reinhard of Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering is in with "Joseph's Intended."
Laura Salas offers three poetry posts: 15 Words or Less Poems, Group Poems by 4th and 5th graders, and Individual Poems by 4th and 5th graders.
Elaine Magliaro has a review of Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers at Wild Rose Reader. And at Blue Rose Girls, she has Wilfred Owen's "Dulce et Decorum Est."
Shelf Elf is in with "Tree" by Jane Hirshfield
Anastasia Suen is in with "Pilot Pups."
Mother Reader is in with a review of a BACA title, Dirt On My Shirt, by Jeff Foxworthy.
Here is Sarah Miller's contribution.
Jenna from Little Acorns Treehouse is in with "The Purchase."
Liz Scanion from Liz In Ink is in with "Graded Paper" by Mark Halliday.
Karen Edmisten is in with Richard Wilbur.
Michele from Scholar's Blog is in with Night by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Sylvia Vardell is in with a review of The Surrender Tree.
Cheryl Rainfield is in with an original poem.
Anokaberry has a review of There Was A Man Who Loved A Rat...
Kelly from Big A little a is in with a review of The World's Greatest: Poems.
Jennie from BiblioFile is in with 2 Sonnets by Pablo Naruda.
Sheila from Greenridge Chronicles is in with a Karla Kuskin poem.
Sara is in with an original poem, "Memorial Day."


Anonymous,  10:27 PM  

Appreciate that you are hosting. Here is mine:

Tricia 11:44 PM  

Hi Becky,
I'm in today with an original poem entitled Giza's Beast.

Thanks so much for rounding us up!

John Mutford 4:10 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky.
I'm in with an original called "punctuation #1."

Anonymous,  4:19 AM  

Hi Becky. I don't have an actual poem today... I have a poetry idea for using with children,

Thanks for hosting!


Andromeda Jazmon 5:01 AM  

I am so sad about the death of Chapman's daughter.

I have a political poem today: Dear George Bush by Kristen Prevallet. Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous,  5:42 AM  

My post is here:

I'm thinking of the Chapman family too. I posted an Emily Dickinson poem and Chapman's "Cinderella."

Thanks for hosting, and for posting "With Hope." Great choice, and I'm glad to be reminded of it.

jama 6:03 AM  

Today I'm sharing "Eatin' with Sticks" by Lawson Inada:

Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous,  6:06 AM  

Becky, wow! You are quick. Thanks for including the Chicken Spaghetti post; it's a friend's funny poem about playing the piano in church.

Ruth 6:19 AM  

Great idea to post a Chapman song, and how perfect those words are. I hope the family can find comfort.

Inspired by you, I posted another Chapman song.

Anonymous,  6:24 AM  

Thanks for hosting! Here's my link:

Unknown 6:26 AM  

Thanks for hosting! Wes is in over at The Well-Read Child with an original sonnet, Hungover a Line.

Sarah Reinhard 6:50 AM  

Thanks for hosting. My post is here.

Anonymous,  7:24 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky!

I'm in with 15 Words or Less poems (anybody can come join in):

Also, some poems by 4th and 5th graders at a Young Authors Conference yesterday--

Group poems:

Individual poems:

It was really exciting to see kids enthusiastic about poetry!

Elaine Magliaro 7:27 AM  


Thanks for doing the roundup!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have a review of YUKI AND THE ONE THOUSAND CARRIERS, a historical fiction picture book with lots of haiku. It’s a good selection for Asian Pacific Heritage Month.

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a special poem for Memorial Day, Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est,” and a link to video of a reading and discussion of the poem at the website of the Favorite Poem Project.

Anonymous,  7:49 AM  

Here is my link Becky:

A tree poem! Since it's tree time right now


Anonymous,  8:14 AM  

I'm in with the new picture books Pilot Pups

:-) Anastasia

MotherReader 8:24 AM  

I'm in with a review of Jeff Foxworthy's book, Dirt on My Shirt. Hint: I didn't like it.

Sarah Miller 8:30 AM  

Here I am!

So glad I didn't have to go host-hunting today. ;)

Delete 8:55 AM  

Hi Becky-

Thanks for hosting! Great reminder that all can join in. Sometimes I feel like my poems are too simple since I am collecting poems from the 50 states for my 7 & 5 year olds.
This week we have a poem on Louisiana. It is at .

Anonymous,  9:47 AM  

Thanks, Becky, for hosting. I'm in with musings on the end of the school year and a poem by Mark Halliday.

Karen Edmisten 10:17 AM  

Thanks for hosting! I'm in this week with Richard Wilbur.

It's here.

Michele 10:20 AM  

Thanks for hosting. I am in with H W Longfellow

Sylvia Vardell 10:46 AM  

Congrats and thanks for hosting, Becky! My post today is a review of THE SURRENDER TREE.

Cheryl 11:01 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky!

I wrote a poem about what I turn to after a rough day--a book. :)

Kelly 11:17 AM  

Thanks for doing the roundup, Becky! I'm in with a review of and a poem from J. Patrick Lewis and Keith Graves's "The World's Greatest: Poems"

Jennie 11:46 AM  

Thanks for hosting! I'm in with some sonnets by Pablo Naruda

sheila 12:44 PM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky. I'm hosting a Garden Tour with a poem by Karla Kuskin for starters.

Anonymous,  2:52 PM  

There was a man in Timbuktu
who found a lizard in his shoe.
He chew it once. He chewed it twice.
The second time was not so nice.
(ok ok ok - maybe you have to see the illustrations...)
There was a man who loved a rat.
He fed it ham till it got fat.
He kept it in his bed at night,
and rather hoped it wouldn't bite.
From There Was a Man Who Loved a Rat and other VILE Little Poems by Gerda Rovetch. She is 83! See the post at
I'll read this one for PreSchool Storytime for sure!

Sara 7:02 AM  

Sorry to be late, but I was out of town. So it's Poetry Monday for me, this week. I'm in with an original poem for Memorial Day.

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