Today I am happy to be hosting Poetry Friday on a day where I am home and not trying to squeeze in poetry updates between students and classes.
welcome all who gather here
Robyn Hood Black treats us to an original poem about TIME.
Violet has a poem tribute to Doc Watson.
Linda B. has a poem inspired by Violet’s poem a few weeks ago.
Amy from The Poem Farm has a Poetry Peek with second grade teacher, Barbara Phillips.
Tabatha shares a poem by Marie-Elizabeth Mali.
Ed has a poem about MLB pitcher Kerry Wood at The Hardball Times:
Statistics drive the structure and sounds of the poem.
Mary Lee has the Chigger Blues
Laura Salas is in with 15 Words or Less Poems this week. Everybody is welcome to come read poems, write a poem, and quack like a duck.
Gathering Books has a poem by Richard Macwilliam, and about immigrant workers. Have a wonderful, stress-free Friday!
Haitiruth has a Mary Oliver poem for us.
Katya has coffee, sestinas and Elizabeth Bishop over at Write. Sketch. Repeat.
Donna shares a poem she wrote about a seagull.
At Random Noodling more poetry poems, today, with ones by Archibald MacLeish.
It’s going to be hot and humid here in New England, so Kurious Kitty has found two cool poems on watermelons.
And at KK’s Kwotes, the quote is by Charles Simic.
The Write Sisters looks at two translations of an ancient Greek poem–the same but different.
Poetry Advocates interviews Melissa Manlove, editor of some great poetry titles and picture books at Chronicle Books.
Irene shares a poem about what she learned from five and six year olds.
Renee is featuring a poetry video and interview with fellow Poetry Friday guy Jim Hill, with his child-spookin’ poem “Monstrous”
Theresa shares her end-of-the-year writing that is sort of a poem.
At NC Teacher Stuff, Jeff posted a review of The House That George Built. It’s a new book with a historical spin on the House That Jack Built rhyme.
Yikes! A bolt of lightning woke the world last night in a “Summer Storm at Midnight” .
Carol has a Mary Oliver poem, “Little Summer Poem on the Subject of Faith.”
At Wild Rose Reader, there’s an original memoir poem titled “Summer Ritual.”
At A Teaching Life the original lyrics to Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land” to celebrate his 100th. birthday – which is tomorrow.
Heidi is waxing rhapsodic about the pleasures of summer reading today, but the poem I’m sharing is about dressing rhapsodic.
At On Point, Lori has a haiku, Moss Mouth.
And at readertotz, we have a review of A Cuddle for Little Duck.
Ben is sharing 3 poems today after a long hiatus.
At Poetry for Kids Joy, there’s a lovely poem and photo of a quail.
Janet has “The Swamps of Sleethe: poems from beyond the solar system” written by Jack Prelutsky with illustrations by Jimmy Pickering.
Doug cools us down with a dove in the snow at Florian Cafe
Meredith shares some Shakespeare.
Please leave your links in the comments and I will check back during the day to add on.
Julie brings us an original poem about “bad signs” (omens!) over at The Drift Record