Poetry Friday: Let’s Celebrate!

Welcome everyone! I am so pleased to host PF today. I started the summer hosting and am ending the summer hosting (as according to the school calendar).

First of all, have you considered becoming a CYBILs poetry panelist or judged? There is one week left to apply. You can find out more info about the Poetry Category HERE. To apply, go HERE. It’s fun to discuss the best poetry books of 2014. Join us.

This week has found me at school.

ending. School begins.
Square metal lunch boxes.
Yellow pencils and a new dress.

If you are ready to share your poem, please leave your link in the comments. I will round up throughout the day.

I just had an epic fail. I added a link and lost all the work I did on Friday.

At Beyond Literacy, Carol offers a close of summer.

At Todays’s Little Ditty, Michelle has the end-of-month wrap-up post for Lori Degman’s DMC challenge.

In honor of Monday’s holiday, Bridget has a poem with another perspective on Labor Day.

Linda shares one more swap poem, a bonus from Donna Smith!

Myra’s Poetry Friday post at Gathering Books is this amazing collection of letters, illustrations, folk tales, animal tales, short stories, fragments from longer novels, and most of all poetry that talk about war and peace: “Lines in the Sand: New Writing on War and Peace” edited by Mary Hoffman and Rhiannon Lassiter.

Last week Matt got stung and wrote a poem about it. This week, he got stung and wrote…three poems!

Over at The Drift Record today Julie has a link to my new post on Books Around the Table, where she shares some thoughts about using all six (yes, six) senses to write while she’s in Oaxaca this September. In honor of Poetry Friday, she’s added a previously-shared (by Jama Rattigan) poem of her own about Mexican markets.

Tabatha has two poems today (one is by the Buddha).

Mary Lee shares I have a retro post from 2011 — “I’m Your Mom.”

Margaret has a lesson on fingerprints and my own original fingerprint poem inspired by Eve Merriam.

Bookseedstudio thinks about charmed words.

Tara shares a poignant poem from one of my favorite poets, Naomi Shihab Nye.

Jama features Irene Latham’s debut poetry book, Dear Wandering Wildebeest with a review and a giveaway.

Irene has a post and a poem by James Wright about beginnings.

From Laura, Her “Summer Reads: Chapter & Verse” continues today with guest blogger Kathy MacMillan. Kathy is a fellow 2016 debut author. Her summer read is ENTHUSIASM, by Polly Shulman, a YA romance which features an Austen-obsessed character. The poem is Sonnet 3 from Elizabeth Barrett Brownings’ Sonnets from the Portugese.

Heidi has some long ago and far away right now reflections on HVAC repair and fishing.

Today, at Random Noodling, Diane is celebrating Labor Day with a poem about a little Maine laborer.

And Kurious Kitty has “The Mockingbird” by Mary Oliver.

Linda has two back to school icebreakers at Write Time.

Keri shares one of my poetry swap poems and one by Joy today.

Karen has a new poetry collection from an author I much admire — Mike Aquilina writes a ton of non-fiction, but is a brilliant poet, too.

At the Florian Cafe, Doug has a poem on innocence by Billy Collins, America’s Poet Laureate Forever (in his eyes and ears), as well as a picture of me and a friend age six.

JoAnn at Teaching Authors answers to the question, Do you write on paper or computer?

Becky shares a poem about the “Dog Days” of summer.

Sylvia is in with a “poet to poet” interview between Julie Larios and Skila Brown.

Reading to the Core has Cid Corman’s “Headline. (I wonder if kids will get the reference to newspapers being delivered to the door?)

Donna has an original poem about fall.

At The Poem Farm, Amy offers a poem titled “She Sells Seashells” about a girl she met last week.

Little Willow posted Reality by Anna Wickham at my blog, Bildungsroman.

Violet’s post today is a continuation of the poems she found in a park we visited this summer. Today’s edition is, well, a bit chilly. It will help cool off those of you still in August heat, Dawson Trail tanka (2).

Janet shares “Monumental Verses” by J. Patrick

At On Point Lori has a haiku, Elle of Joy.

Ramona has Toasting Marshamallows, a favorite book of poems to spark summer memories and stories.

Ruth has some Shakespeare today in honor of the opportunity she had in Haiti had last night to attend a traveling production of Hamlet that is visiting every country in the world over the course of two years.

At Booktalking Ananstasia shares a board book poem that is also a song! Dinnertime for Chickies by

Happy Poetry.
Happy Friday.(Actually now Saturday)