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Poetry Friday Roundup, January 26th

Today I am rounding up all the posts for the folks who are participating in Poetry Friday. Please leave a comment here, and I will add to this post later.

If you haven't yet joined in on Poetry Friday, please do! Any poetry-related post is fine. I've found that the poetry posts get repeated hits from Google and other search engine searches, so your poetry post will likely have a long shelf life.

A special shout-out goes to Jane Yolen, who is celebrating Poetry Friday over at her journal. (See Wordswimmer's interview with the author here.)

Next up is the Blue Rose Girls' Elaine, who offers three wintry poems written by Dorothy Aldis. A Year of Reading spoofs Robert Frost with "The Book Not Taken." Funny! A youngster learns the poem "Owls" at Sweetness and Light. Reader poems can be found at Wordy Girls' blog, and Wordy Girls also like "What Should Poetry Do?" At Kiddosphere, you'll encounter a great suggestion for children who think poetry can dull: Lee Bennett Hopkins' compilation Oh, No! Where Are My Pants? Speaking of Frost, I see Kelly F. has "Goodbye, and Keep Cold" over at her place.

Move over, Frost, here's Wallace Stevens: "The Emperor of Ice Cream," at What Adrienne Thinks About That. And good old Mother Goose makes an appearance at Whimsy Books. Lee Bennett Hopkins makes a second appearance, this time at Blog from the Windowsill, who commends his anthology Days to Celebrate. Walter Dean Myers' Blues Journey receives a good word from A Wrung Sponge. Ted Hughes' "Pig" is snuffling around over at Big A little a.

Utter nonsense, by Lear and Carroll, that is, awaits us at Scholar's Blog. Not far behind is a witty work by  A.A. Milne, over at Liz In Ink; it contains a favorite nonsense word of mine. How about a little art with your poetry? Semicolon punctuates her post with both Padraic Colum and Claude Monet. Meanwhile, you can read about the book Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts at (Welcome to Poetry Friday, Mindy!)

Reminding us that Longfellow's bicentennial is coming up in February, J.L. Bell writes at Oz and Ends, "Indeed, this artist was without doubt the most popular American poet of the late 1800s, when people quoted verse to express their emotions the way we now crank up popular songs." Liz B. studies poetry in movies at Tea Cozy. Seven Impossible Things links up J.D. McClatchy's "Winter Without Snow."

The Miss Rumphius Effect shares an extra-special poem about a baby shower, as well as an original work and one by Jon Scieszka. Farm School takes a minute to post about the Burma Shave poems. If you're in Santa Barbara this weekend, you might catch a glimpse of the very poetic Gregory K. Pincus, who will be talking about blogging here. Carl Sandburg's "They All Want to Play Hamlet" is up at Little Willow's place.

"Confessions of a Poetry Judge"! Get the scoop at Check It Out. Here in the Bonny Glen sings (metaphorically, of course) the Scottish ballad "The Rigs o' Rye." Click over to Journey Woman's site and you can hear Yeats talk  about his work.

Poetry Friday bonus round: At The New Yorker, you can read poetry editor Alice Quinn's interview with Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine. This is a link to an older piece at the magazine, but maybe you missed it last October, too.


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As a former teacher--I should have finished reading the directions you gave regarding where we should leave comments with information about our Poetry Friday posts. So here I go again: I have posted three wintry poems written by Dorothy Aldis at Blue Rose Girls.

Thanks for doing the roundup!

We're in!

Here's my entry:

Thanks for adding me to the round-up!!

Wordy Girls has some poems of 15 words or less written by readers at:

This is part of a new weekly poetry project run by Laura Salas. She's going to post a picture every Thursday and people can leave poems of 15 words or less in the comments. On poetry Friday she will move the poems up under the picture for everyone to see. Read more about it at:

Also, Wordy Girls has WHAT SHOULD POETRY DO? by Ruth Forman at

Hello Susan! Here's my (admittedly brief) post. I hope to do this on a regular basis:

I'm in with Goodbye, and Keep Cold" from Robert Frost. It's also at my Blogger blog:

I am here:

Thanks! :)

A few funny rhymes from good ol' Mother Goose...

Here's me:

I am reviewing "blues journey" by Walter Dean Myers and illustrated by Christopher Myers here It's a beautiful picture book celebrating blues music in verse.

I've gone a little nonsensical this week !

Thanks for the round-up, Susan !

I've got some wintry A.A. Milne on Liz in Ink this week. Thanks!

I have a poetry Friday post at Semicolon:

Thanks for doing the round-up.

My very first Poetry Friday attempt is a review of a beautiful poetry picture book at


I actually remembered Poetry Friday before Saturday this week, and posted a little Longfellow.

I'm in:

Mine is over at "Check It Out"
The above URL is my personal writing. I kinda talked about being a poetry judge and the who notion of awards.

Late but not too late! Here's mine...

Thanks, Susan!

I do believe I lassoed everyone. If I missed you, holler.

Sorry, I can't read directions either. I'm late, but here's ours.

Oh, I see you added us anyway. Thanks!

Hi Susan.

I got my poem up at midnight last night, but forgot to check from work today and let anyone know!

Here's the link:



Great, Nancy. Thank you. I did a Technorati search but am sorry I missed you!

No worries Susan! I should have checked in.

Thanks for adding me -- have a good weekend!

Thanks for casting a wide lasso, Susan :). We weren't home much yesterday, and the capper was the 6-10:30 pm 4H meeting. As we say out west, Oy.

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