Poetry Friday Happening Here!


Let the summer begin. I am posting early to get the party started.  Please share your poems and links and I will add throughout the day.

Today is the last day of another school year.  It’s bittersweet.  Eight staff members are moving on.  I found a William Carlos Williams poem to share.

Summer Song

Wanderer moon
smiling a
faintly ironical smile
at this
brilliant, dew-moistened
summer morning,—
a detached
sleepily indifferent
smile, a
wanderer’s smile,—
if I should
buy a shirt
your color and
put on a necktie
where would they carry me?

William Carlos Williams, 1883 – 1963


Over at Alphabet Soup, Jama shares three poems from Poem-Mobiles by J. Patrick Lewis, Douglas Florian and Jeremy Holmes.

Kurious Kitty shares a poem also called “Summer Song,” but this one is by John Ciardi.

And, at KK’s Kwotes, there’s a quote by Ciardi, which Diane believes fits well with what a poet does.

You’ll find another poem from Diane’s Sketchbook Project, inspired by the photos of Lewis Wickes Hine.

Margaret from Reflection on the Teche has some thoughts about revision and a bluesy poem about rising from the ashes.

Laura Shovan has bears on the brain right now. Black bears have been sighted in our suburban community recently. In their honor, I’m sharing a Gary Snyder poem: “this poem is for bear”.

At Bookseedstudio, there’s a poem by William Jay Smith. Hope you can visit.

Jeff finished cleaning his classroom today, so he had end of year thoughts as well. His attempt at poetry is located HERE.

Iphigene is in today at GatheringBooks with Pablo Neruda’s Ode to the Tomato.

Michelle at Today’s Little Ditty, she features her second regular contributor: Carrie Clickard, who introduces her role as “Rhyme Crime Investigator.”

Monica is posting a simple tweet she came across this week that spoke to her like a poem.

Matt two posts to share: one is an original poem he’s posting today and the other is his review of the poetry collection, “S is for Sea Glass,” which was posted this past Tuesday.

Lisa shares for the first time here at Poetry Friday.

Robyn Hood Black has a few lines from a summer poem by Rosetti that mentions the moon, too.


Little Willow has love is a place by e.e. cummings at her blog, Bildungsroman.

Today at The Poem Farm, Amy  has a small poem about corn – and children – growing.

At readertotz they are celebrating Shel Silverstein’s 50 Year Anniversary with A Giraffe and a Half.

At On Pointe Lorie Ann  shares a haiku this morning, By Grace.

Jen at Mentor Texts shares a  ee cummings poem.

Tabatha Yeatts has a poem by   Hilaire Belloc.

Welcome Holly. Her first time here. She shares some of her favorite novels in verse.

Sylvia shares a a fun summer poem today, “Family Vacation” by Allan Wolf from the PFA.

Joy  has a poetry party game “I wish I was______________.” Hop over to  if you’d like to play.

Irene has an adorable poem written as part of Tabatha’s Poem Swap… by Tabatha herself! “Fox Writes a Note.”

Laura has an original poem, “The Birth of Old Man River” , along with musings about what I’m doing with some of my unpublished, unmarketable poetry collections.

Reading at the Core has Walt Whitman’s “Miracles.”

Mary Lee offers us three fun rhyming/poetry picture books
AND there are still dates open on the PF Roundup calendar for July-Dec 2014.

Jeanine wrote  about revising a poetry manuscript.


 Donna shares Age, Aging, Aged.
At Booktalking #kidlit,  Anastasia has a snippet of a poem from Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice.

See what’s happening at My Juicy Little Universe.



From Dori Reads, a few explorer poems.

Carol  at  Beyond Literacy Link wrote an original poem inspired by the WCW poem above.

Cathy at Merely By Day has a baseball poem, “Pitcher.”

Janet Squires has“Good Sports : Rhymes about Running, Jumping, Throwing, and More” by Jack Prelutsky with illustrations by Chris Raschka.



Happy Poetry.
Happy Friday.