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Friday, June 15, 2007

Poetry Friday - The Round Up


A Poetry Friday Haiku
From near and from far
Bloggers come to share their poems
It is the round-up

And now for a real poem, by a real poet.

Still I Love to Rhyme
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Still I love to rhyme, and still more, rhyming, to wander
Far from the commoner way;
Old-time trills and falls by the brook-side still do I ponder,
Dreaming to-morrow to-day.

Come here, come, revive me, Sun-God, teach me, Apollo,
Measures descanted before;
Since I ancient verses, I emulous follow,
Prints in the marbles of yore.

Still strange, strange, they sound in old-young raiment invested,
Songs for the brain to forget -
Young song-birds elate to grave old temples benested
Piping and chirruping yet.

Thoughts? No thought has yet unskilled attempted to flutter
Trammelled so vilely in verse;
He who writes but aims at fame and his bread and his butter,
Won with a groan and a curse.


Welcome to the The Poetry Friday Roundup. Thanks to HipWriterMama for showing me how to work Mr. Linky. Leave your name, the specific url of your poetry post, and add a comment on what your poetry submission is all about. Then, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy a Literary Happy Hour. Cheers.

Next week the round-up is at a wrung sponge.

With Father’s Day this weekend Jen Barney, John Mutford, Becky at Farm School, and the Wordy Girls all share poems about fathers.

There were several Haikus this week from Kim at Hireath, Leslie’s husband at Lex Venit, and What Adrienne Thinks About That.

Dogs and other animals (including bugs) made their appearance at Amick’s Articles, Adventures in Daily Living, The Write One and Liz in Ink.

With Yeats’ Birthday coming up Michele and Kelly shared some of his work.

Motherreader and Blog from the Windowsill shared songs.

A Year of Reading brings us a Fable, and Miss Erin provides us with a cautionary tale.

Reviews of poetry books were brought to us by Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast, Chicken Spaghetti, A Chair a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy, and Biblio File.

There are original poems at a wrung sponge (an Ode to a retired rag doll), Karen Edmisten (a very thoughtful poem by her daughter), Above the Clouds (where Lana G stops off for some coffee), at The Miss Rumphius Effect Tricia was inspired by her trip to China and at Brand New Ending (a poem inspired by her son).

Elaine brings us a interview with a poet, and a post about a poet.

Kimberly at Lectitans celebrates the end of school.

At Charlotte’s Library we have tips for memorizing a poem and Journey Woman introduces us to a new way to look at a poem.

And there is a little Snow White from Akelda the Gleeful.

At Fuse #8 Productions, we have a delightful poem about picky lovers.

Monica at Books are our Friends shares an Afternoon on a Hill by Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Maureene has a little ee cummings.

NYC Teacher has a beautiful poem by Myra Cohn Livingston, and Kelly at Big A little a shares a little Baba Yaga.

At Digital Changeling there's a poem about a Railway Engineer.

And Melissa Wiley’s thoughts turn to the sea and to Walt Whitman.

If a post fit more than one category, I only mentioned it once (there was one post that would have fit in three!)

Edited to add two more Father's Day themed poems at HipWriterMama and Poetry for Children.

Edited to add again: Little Willow shares a little Robert Frost.




40 comments:

Sarah Amick said...

My poem this week is about the family dog. You can read more poetry throughout the week here though. I love poetry friday!!!

Jen Barney said...

I will post a poem that was a favorite of my grandmother. It makes me smile...

John Mutford said...
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John Mutford said...

In honour of Father's Day, I've posted about a children's collection called In Daddy's Arms I Am Tall: African Americans Celebrating Fathers illustrated by Javarka Steptoe and featuring poetry by Michael Burgess, Carole Boston Weatherford and others.

While people are there, I'd like to invite them to click on the "Great Wednesday Compare" button in the sidebar as well. It's a new feature I've added to my blog, asking visitors to pick their favourite between 2 authors. The winning author defends his/her title each Wednesday.

Michele said...

I'm in - with Shakespeare and Yeats...

Thanks for hosting the round up !

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks for doing the roundup!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have an informative interview with children's poet Rebecca Kai Dotlich.

Elaine Magliaro said...

At Blue Rose Girls, I have a post about Anne McCrary Sullivan and a link to an article at Land Views that includes two of her poems about the Everglades.

:: Suzanne :: said...

I posted some of my favorite poems from when I was a little girl.

I also included in my post the cut-and-paste coding for the Friday Poetry Button that links back to your Round-up.

cloudscome said...

I've posted an original this week - Aa Ode to my son's retired rag doll. Thanks for doing the round up!

Kimberly/lectitans said...

I've got school-related poems to celebrate the end of school!

Mary Lee said...

I found this week's poem on Garrison Keillor's A Writer's Almanac. It might make you think of a person or situation close to home, or it might make you think about global politics.

John Mutford said...

Suzanne, For some reason whenever I visit your site, my computer freezes up. I'd have told you about it on you site, but everytime I visit it I have to resort to Ctrl-Alt-Del to get out of there! I don't know if it's just something with my computer or not but in case it's not, just figured you should have a heads up.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

Thank you for hosting this week's collection of poems. I look forward to taking some time this evening to visit the poems that are offered this week!

jules said...

Thanks for hosting!

Karen E. said...

Thanks for hosting! I linked to an original poem, too (not mine -- my daughter's -- I just couldn't resist, as she surprised me greatly with it!)

Lana G! said...

My poem is a take off of the Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.

I love coffee and right now I could really use a cup!

Thanks for hosting this.

Charlotte said...

I've posted about getting chidren to memorize poetry, with reference to Jean Kerr's efforts in that regard.

Leslie said...

I posted a (kind of sad) haiku written by my husband.

Susan said...

Wordy Girls has a collection of poems that are 15 words or less around the theme of Father's day.

Tricia said...

Thanks for rounding us up. I'm in with an original poem inspired by my recent trip to China.

Write On Kathy said...

My poem this week is about my dog. In fact, it is written in his "voice." I love Poetry Friday. Thanks for doing this roundup!

Kelly Fineman said...

I went with Yeats: The Second Coming, since it was just his birthday.

Thanks for hosting!

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I posted links to two Snow White poems.

Thank you for hosting.

MotherReader said...

I've done something a little different - big surprise - and gave some poetic song lyrics. Along with a tribute to Poetry Friday in general.

Erin said...

Thanks for the round-up! :)

Nancy said...

I found a new poetry source and a new poet today!

Thanks for doing the roundup!

Becky said...

Thanks, Christine, for the round-up and for the Poetry Friday haiku! I'm in, with a poem for my father...

web said...

Today I have a YA novel in a song, by Joni Mitchell

Monica - books are our friends said...

mine's Edna St. Vincent Millay's Afternoon on a Hill

Liz in Ink said...

Thanks so much for rounding up! I've got poems by John Dressel and Charles Bukowski, in the theme of lambs and horses...

Schelle said...

My first Poetry Friday inspired my first poem for my son :)

MaureenE said...

I did e.e. cummings' "who are you little i".

Susan said...

Thanks for rounding up today and for the nice mention of the article.

I wrote about the rhyming picture book "Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats" at Chicken Spaghetti

Liz B said...

I review Wildly Romantic, & have poems by the five romantic poets discussed in that book.

Great round up!

Kelly said...

I almost forgot to leave my link! Thanks for rounding up, Chris :)

Jennie said...

Thanks for the roundup! I'm in with reviews of two novels in poem form by Sonya Sones-- her new one, What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know and Stop Pretending. Included are links to some of the poems in the books.

Melissa Wiley said...

Thanks for the roundup today, Christine!

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thank you for corraling the round up this week!

John Mutford said...

Ooops, I had said the illustrator's name was Javarka, it should be Javaka.

HipWriterMama said...

Thanks for hosting this week. You did good! I'm in with a Father's Day song and lyrics. Perfect for for all the dads with little girls.