Friday, August 08, 2008

Poetry Friday Round-up

I'm hosting Poetry Friday today, so please leave your links in the comments. Thank you!

Cloudscome from A Wrung Sponge has Mary Oliver's Climbing the Chagrin River.
Writer2B from Findings has a poem on Celebrating the "not yet".
Kelly Fineman from Writing and Ruminating is in with a monologue from "As You Like It".
Melissa Wiley from Here in the Bonny Glen is in with a Goodnight Moon spoof: The Great Green Bag.
Stacey from Two Writing Teachers has the poem When It's the First Day of School.
John Mutford of The Book Mine Set is reviewing Sylvia Plath's Ariel.
Jama Rattigan of Alphabet Soup is in "Requests for Toy Piano" by Tony Hoagland.
Michele from Scholar's Blog is in with "The Cloud" by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Mary Lee from A Year of Reading shares "Bindweed" by James McKean.
Mnosal is in this week with Donald Hall's "White Apples."
TadMack of Finding Wonderland is in with a poem about baseball.
Sara Lewis Holmes of Read Write Believe shares Licorice by Daniel Hales.
At Write Sisters there's talk of poetry anthologies and "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop.
Eisha of Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is in with "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas.
Andrea of Just One More Book is in with a review of "If I Had A Million Onions."
Vivian of HipWriterMama is in with Romeo and Juliet and a love at first sight poll.
Elaine Magliaro of Wild Rose Reader is in Summer Haiku. And at Elaine's Blue Rose Girls, she shares A.M. Fog by Mark Jarman.
Karen Edmisten is in with "Clouds and More."
Charlotte of Charlotte's Library is in with a bit of Seo Jeong-ju.
Laurel Snyder is in with "Radio, Radio" by Ben Doller.
MsMac of Check It Out is in with an original, Environmental Folly.
Little Willow is in with "I Mean This In the Kindest Possible Way (But)" by Emily Wing Smith.
Tiel Aisha Ansari is in with an original, In the Province of Saints.
Sherry from Semicolon is in with "As I Walked Out One Evening" by W.H. Auden.
Gregory K. of GottaBook is in with an original, 24 Hours in 20 Syllables.
Sylvia Vardell of Poetry For Children is in with a review of Poetry Pudding.
Barbara H. from Stray Thoughts is in with "To A Waterfowl" by William Cullen Bryant.
Chicken Spaghetti is in with some Emily Dickinson.
Jamie from is in with a review of The Surrender Tree.
Linda from Write Time is discussing how much two of her mother's poems mean to her.
Suzanne is sharing an Edna St. Vincent Millay poem.
Rebecca is sharing a poem by Elizabeth Coatsworth.
Tricia from The Miss Rumphius Effect is in with Farewell to the Farm.
Cuileann is in with "Woods Hole Ferry."
I am in with a review of On the Farm by David Elliott.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Cloudscome 8:50 PM  

Looking good Becky! Thanks for hosting today. My post is up here: Mary Oliver's Climbing the Chagrin River

janet 9:34 PM  

Hi Becky,

I'm posting early, here:

Rilke's poem "Blank Joy."

Thanks for hosting.

Kelly Fineman 10:24 PM  

Janet: I've been reading Rilke lately, too.

But today, I'm in with a monologue from "As You Like It". Here's the link:

Melissa Wiley 10:55 PM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky! I'm in with a Goodnight Moon spoof: The Great Green Bag

Stacey from Two Writing Teachers 11:07 PM  

Becky: Lots of repetition in my original poem about the first day of school, from the perspective of a teacher.

Thank you for hosting today!


Stacey from Two Writing Teachers 11:07 PM  

Here's the link: Sorry I didn't post it earlier!

John Mutford 1:32 AM  

Hi Becky, Thanks for hosting. I'm in with a review of Sylvia Plath's Ariel.

jama 5:04 AM  

I'm playing my toy piano today with Tony Hoagland's "Requests for Toy Piano."

Thanks for hosting, Becky!

Michele 5:12 AM  

Thanks for rounding up this week. I'm in with something topical from Shelley.

Mary Lee 6:00 AM  

I'm in with a poem about bindweed.

TadMack 6:12 AM  

Hiya Becky. I'm in with a baseball poem. Happy Friday! Thanks for hosting.

Sara 6:27 AM  

Hi, Becky! I'm in with Licorice.

Diane 7:12 AM  

Hi Becky! I want to let everyone know that Janet at The Write Sisters talks about an anthology from her youth, and lets us nibble at a wee bit of "The Fish" by Elizabeth Bishop.
Have a great day! --Diane

eisha 7:19 AM  

Hey, Becky! What's up? 7-Imp is in with "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas. Thanks for hosting!

Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast 7:38 AM  
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Andrea -- Just One More Book!! Podcast 7:42 AM  

Thanks for hosting today, Becky.

Our contribution is a chat about a collection of poems ranging from purely silly to thought provoking and sweet: Sheree Fitch's If I Had a Million Onions.

Vivian 7:55 AM  

I'm in with Romeo and Juliet and a love at first sight poll.

Thank you for hosting!

Elaine Magliaro 8:18 AM  

Becky, thanks for doing the roundup this week!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have drafts of some summer haiku that I have written.

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem entitled "A. M. Fog" by Mark Jarman.

Karen E. 8:52 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky! I'm in with clouds and more.

The link is here.

Charlotte 9:28 AM  

Hi Becky,

I'm in with a poem about swinging by Korean poet Seo Jeong-ju.

I'm glad your blog has recovered!

Laurel 9:31 AM  

I'm in, with a (kinda) creepy poem that's (kinda) about swans...

msmac 9:39 AM  

Thank you for hosting. I am in with an original, inspired by a recent trip to the coast.

msmac 9:40 AM  

Oops....Here is the link:

Little Willow 9:44 AM  

Hi, host Becky! :) I'm in with I Mean This in the Kindest Possible Way (But) from the forthcoming novel The Way He Lived by Emily Wing Smith.

Sherry 10:02 AM  

I'm combining Auden and nostalgia for Donny Osmond into the same post. Sacrilege?

Here it is. You decide.

Gregory K. 10:07 AM  

I'm in with a new Fib about my recent Vegas foray: 24 Hours in 20 Syllables

Thanks for hosting!

Sylvia Vardell 10:09 AM  

Hi, Becky. Thanks and congrats on hosting! I've posted a review of POETRY PUDDING, a collection from New Zealand. Enjoy!

Barbara H. 10:39 AM  

This is my first time to participate, and I am musing on Bryant's "To a Waterfowl" here.

Thanks for hosting!

Anonymous,  10:45 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky. I'm in with my frustrations on a poetry revision project.

Susan T.,  12:16 PM  

Becky, thanks so much for putting this together.

I'm in with a post about a new book about Emily Dickinson, which includes a link to the New Yorker review.

Susan T.,  12:18 PM  

Oh, dear. I did not mean to write a "To Be Continued" comment!

And the URL for my post is

Susan T.
Chicken Spaghetti.

Jamie,  12:37 PM  

Whew, better late than never!! I'm talking about The Surrender Tree.

Linda 12:40 PM  

Coming in late with a piece about what our writing really means to our loved ones. Thanks!

Rebecca 3:53 PM  

Thank you for hosting! I am in with August Smiles by Elizabeth Coatsworth:

Tricia 5:20 PM  

Hi Becky,
Glad thinks are working for you today. I'm in with Robert Louis Stevenson's poem Farewell to the Farm.

Thanks for hosting us!

mnosal,  5:29 PM  

I'm in this week with Donald Hall's "White Apples." Thanks for hosting!

cuileann 6:55 PM  

I was away and had a scheduled post, so I'm in late - I've got "Woods Hole Ferry" by Franz Wright.

Thanks for hosting, Becky!

Author Amok 10:43 AM  
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Author Amok 11:02 AM  

Thanks for hosting, Becky!

I'm blogging about Galway Kinnell's narrative poem "The Sow Piglet's Escape" & the upcoming Dodge Poetry Festival.

Here's the link:

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