Poetry Friday Roundup – 1/27/12

by Jim on January 27, 2012

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Welcome poets! I’m your host for the Poetry Roundup. Please leave your URLs in the comments, and I’ll add links throughout the day.

There’s no cover charge, settle in and and enjoy the show. To get things going here’s one I wrote last year.

Cheers!

What’s That Sound?

by Jim Hill

“Did you hear a bump?
Or was it a crash?”

“Nobody’s crying.
There’s no broken glass.

I bet it was only
A big stack of books.
There are plenty of those.”

“You should go look.”

“Get up out of bed?
No way it’s too chilly,
I’m sure it was books
No need to be silly.”

“I’m trying to listen.
It’s becoming a chore,
When the only thing heard
Is the sound of your snore.”

“Whatever it is, it
Can wait until morn
I’m not getting up…”

“IS THAT A CAR HORN?”

 


The Roundup

TeachingAuthors.com is the early bird today, with a post and poem about WINNING!

Joy Acey’s Poetry for Kids is the other early bird with a fun piece about a golfing giraffe.

Today at A Poem a Day the great Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska explains the joy of writing.

Polly shares a video of her boys doing their ‘party piece’ of ‘Jim- Who Ran Away from Nurse and was eaten by a Lion’ by Hillaire Belloc

Heidi has a poem in two languages by Antonio Machado: “Last Night As I Was Sleeping.”

Mary Lee has a pair of rain poems today. One is Langston Hughes’, the other is my original, inspired by Langston Hughes’

Renee of No Water River has an original poem inspired by an illustration of a sad pig (and an interesting interview with the artist).

Linda shares a new poet this week “because she wrote a poem about a train.”

Robyn Hood Black has a poem and thoughts from Maryland’s (and Poetry Friday’s) talented, generous Linda Shovan.

Laura from AuthorAmok and her daughter had fun with Haikubes. (I need to get some of those.)

Tara is sharing poem-videos from the Favorite Poem Project. Cool!

Liz Steinglass has an original winter rhupunt. I’m going to look up what an rhupunt is when I’m done adding links. ;-)

Carol has twitchy fingers and a poem that everyone who is a parent (or has ever had a parent) will appreciate.

Tabatha Yeatts says, “Today I have a mishmash of poetry intersections.”

Laura Salas is in with “Juvenile Court,” a Hansel and Gretel poem by Sara Henderson Hay. And also with 15 Words or Less poems. Everyone’s welcome to come play!

Jama’s Alphabet Soup celebrates National Tea Month today with a nice warm cup of your favorite brew, treats, and two tasty poems.

Mandy Webster shares an original poem titled “Saturday Scratch-Off.”

Katya Czaja says, “The awful weather here in New England reminded me of an Emily Dickinson Poem.”

PaperTigers is in with a post on the Scottish poet Robert Burns.

Joyce Ray says, “Today on Musings I’m sharing my review of Eloise Greenfield’s The Great Migration, Journey to the North.”

Karen Edmisten has a short Anne Porter poem for us this week.

Charles Ghigna is watching icicles in the wind today @ The FATHER GOOSE Blog.

Amy, at The Poem Farm, has a little poem called “…and then we play” – about loss and life too.

Alice@Supratentorial reviews a poetry book for kids, Dear Hot Dog, by Mordicai Gerstein.

Myra from Gathering Books offers a paranormal-inspired book of poems from Bobbi Katz and illustrated by Adam McCauley: “The Monsterologist” – perfect for our Circus, Carnivale and Paranormal twists for January/February.

Barbara says, “Today at The Write Sisters I have The Snowman, by Wallace Stevens.”

Greg is up with an original today, all about whipped cream.

Sylvia from Poetry for Children says, “I’ve posted my annual ‘sneak peek’ list of upcoming 2012 titles of poetry for young people– and there are 50, so far!

Elaine from At Wild Rose Reader has an original poem about Newt Gingrich titled “Newt’s Poem to Poor Kids.”

Today at ThinkKidThink Ed presents his Top 10 Worst Poem Ideas for Kids, complete with poems centered on bad puns, one with an “uckin’” rhyme scheme, and one that would almost certainly offend the good folks at P.E.T.A. (where A stands for “Ants”).

Donna of Mainely Write has original poem about her trip to the beach two days ago – Summer Sun.

David Elzey comes through with nonsensical homage in recipe form.

Charles Van Gorkom offers a poem written during a rain storm in the rain forest yesterday called “An Island Of Our Own.”

Janet Squires says, “My selection is ‘A Kick in the head: an everyday guide to poetic forms’ selected by Paul B. Janeczko with illustrations by Chris Raschka.

{ 37 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria Horvath January 27, 2012 at 5:56 am

Thank you for hosting, Jim.

Today at A Poem a Day the great Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska explains the joy of writing.

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Polly Faber January 27, 2012 at 5:59 am

Forgive me if this is too self indulgent (especially as a first post to Poetry Friday) but thought you might enjoy this video of my boys doing their ‘party piece’ of ‘Jim- Who Ran Away from Nurse and was eaten by a Lion’ by Hillaire Belloc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23ylEwqPZ-Q

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Heidi Mordhorst January 27, 2012 at 6:08 am

I have a poem in two languages by Antonio Machado: “Last Night As I Was Sleeping”. Nice to meet you, Jim!

http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2012/01/this-poem-came-to-me-as-just-excerpt-in.html

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Mary Lee January 27, 2012 at 6:19 am

Hey, Jim Hill! (Sorry. I just had to do that! :-)

I have a pair of rain poems today. One is Langston Hughes’, the other is my original, inspired by Langston Hughes’.

And yes, it is STILL raining in Ohio!!!

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-rain-songs.html

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Robyn Hood Black January 27, 2012 at 6:21 am

Thank you for hosting, Jim! (In my house, that noise would have been too many books falling over….)
I’m in with a poem and thoughts from Maryland’s (and Poetry Friday’s) talented, generous Linda Shovan:
http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=835478

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Laura @ AuthorAmok January 27, 2012 at 6:27 am

Hi, Jim. Thanks for hosting today. (Unfortunately, I can relate to the non-snorer in your poem, listening to a noisy bedmate.)

I bought myself a box of Haikubes over the holidays, a cross between Magnetic Poetry and Mah Jong dice. My daughter and I have been having fun with them — I posted our favorites.

http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-haikubes.html

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Tara January 27, 2012 at 6:28 am

Thanks for hosting today, Jim…and for a poem with which to begin the day smiling! I’m sharing poem-videos from the Favorite Poem Project at http://tmsteach.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-favorite-poem-project.html

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Renee LaTulippe January 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

Hey Jim, thanks for hosting! Today at No Water River, I’ve got an original poem inspired by the featured illustration of a sad pig. Hope you all enjoy “This Pig’s Got the Blues”!

http://www.nowaterriver.com/poetry-monday-this-pigs-got-the-blues/

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Liz Steinglass January 27, 2012 at 6:42 am

Good morning!
I have an original winter rhupunt at http://www.lizsteinglass.com/2012/01/on-dead-sled-hill.html
Thanks for hosting.
Liz

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Carol January 27, 2012 at 7:00 am

I am in with a poem that everyone who is a parent (or has ever had a parent) will appreciate.

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Tabatha January 27, 2012 at 7:02 am

Hi Jim! I’ve played a lot of “What’s that sound?”

Today I have a mishmash of poetry intersections: http://www.tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2012/01/intersections.html

Thanks for hosting!

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Carol January 27, 2012 at 7:02 am

Darn it! Hit return too soon. Here is the link.
http://www.carolwscorner.blogspot.com

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Linda Baie January 27, 2012 at 7:26 am

Thank you for hosting today. I discovered a new poet this past week because she wrote a poem about a train. http://www.teacherdance.blogspot.com/2012/01/different-kind-of-lullaby-for-poetry.html Great poem, I’ve ‘heard’ those words before.

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laurasalas January 27, 2012 at 7:33 am

Thanks for hosting, Jim. The sound of piles of books crashing over is a common sound here:>)

I’m in with “Juvenile Court,” a Hansel and Gretel poem by Sara Henderson Hay, at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/poetry-friday-juvenile-court/

And also with 15 Words or Less poems at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/15-words-or-less-poems-lit-path/ Everyone’s welcome to come play!

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jama January 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

Hi Jim!

Enjoyed your poem :)!

I’m celebrating National Tea Month today with a nice warm cup of your favorite brew, treats, and two tasty poems: http://jamarattigan.com/2012/01/27/friday-feast-tea-for-two-and-three/

Thanks so much for hosting this week!

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Mandy Webster January 27, 2012 at 8:16 am

Hey, Jim Hill! Thanks for hosting today. I’m sharing an original poem titled “Saturday Scratch-Off.” http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/poetry-friday-saturday-scratch-off/

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Katya January 27, 2012 at 8:18 am

Thanks for hosting, Jim!

The awful weather here in New England reminded me of an Emily Dickinson Poem. http://www.katyaczaja.com/posts/to-a-foggy-morning-poetry-friday/

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Sally January 27, 2012 at 8:23 am

PaperTigers is in with a post on the Scottish poet Robert Burns:http://www.papertigers.org/wordpress/poetry-friday-hand-in-hand-well-go/

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Ed DeCaria January 27, 2012 at 8:25 am

Hey, Jim Hill! Thanks for hosting.

Today at ThinkKidThink I present my Top 10 Worst Poem Ideas for Kids, complete with poems centered on bad puns, one with an “uckin’” rhyme scheme, and one that would almost certainly offend the good folks at P.E.T.A. (where A stands for “Ants”).

http://www.thinkkidthink.com/top-10-worst-ideas/

-Ed

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Joyce Ray January 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hi Jim,
I think we were in NESCBWI’s online PB critique group a while ago. I like your poem – a good example of dialogue in poetry. Today on Musings I’m sharing my review of Eloise Greenfield’s The Great Migration, Journey to the North. It followed Steven Withrow’s fantastic interview with Greenfield on Poetry at Play this week.

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Karen Edmisten January 27, 2012 at 9:26 am

Thanks for hosting, Jim Hill! I’m in this week with a short Anne Porter poem:

http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/2012/01/atticus-helps-me-keep-poetry-friday.html

Your poem reminds me of a very old Bill Cosby quote when he talked about how we parents say, when we hear one of those noises, “Hey, kids … are you doing something just kinda bad in there? Or something really bad?” :)

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Charles Ghigna January 27, 2012 at 9:30 am

Thanks, Jim! We’re watching icicles in the wind today @ The FATHER GOOSE Blog

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Amy Ludwig VanDerwater January 27, 2012 at 9:32 am

Oh, I know this cozystayinginbedfeeling!

Today at The Poem Farm I have a little poem called “…and then we play” – about loss and life too.

http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-and-then-we-play.html

Thank you for hosting! a.

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Alice@Supratentorial January 27, 2012 at 9:43 am

I reviewed a poetry book for kids, Dear Hot Dog, by Mordicai Gerstein.
http://supratentorial.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/poetry-friday-dear-hot-dog/

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Myra from GatheringBooks January 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

Hi there! Thanks so much for hosting. Here’s a paranormal-inspired book of poems from Bobbi Katz and illustrated by Adam McCauley: “The Monsterologist” – perfect for our Circus, Carnivale and Paranormal twists for January/February. Again, many thanks for hosting. :)

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Barbara Turner January 27, 2012 at 10:01 am

Thanks for hosting, Jim!

Today at thewitesisters.blospot.com I have The Snowman, by Wallace Stevens

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Greg Pincus January 27, 2012 at 10:19 am

Hey, Jim! I always figure those sounds can wait until morning, too.

I’m up with an original today, all about whipped cream -

http://gottabook.blogspot.com/2012/01/whipped-cream-food-poema-dessert-poem.html

Thanks for hosting!

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Sylvia January 27, 2012 at 10:27 am

Thanks for hosting our postings! This week, I’ve posted my annual “sneak peek” list of upcoming 2012 titles of poetry for young people– and there are 50, so far!

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Elaine Magliaro January 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

Thanks so much for doing the roundup this week!

At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original poem about Newt Gingrich titled “Newt’s Poem to Poor Kids.”

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2012/01/newts-poem-to-poor-kids-original-poem.html

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Ed DeCaria January 27, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hi Jim … just want to make sure that my link gets pushed into the main post; seems you may have skipped it. Here it is again — thanks!

Hey, Jim Hill! Thanks for hosting.

Today at ThinkKidThink I present my Top 10 Worst Poem Ideas for Kids, complete with poems centered on bad puns, one with an “uckin’” rhyme scheme, and one that would almost certainly offend the good folks at P.E.T.A. (where A stands for “Ants”).

http://www.thinkkidthink.com/top-10-worst-ideas/

-Ed

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Jim January 27, 2012 at 11:58 am

Good catch! Sorry about that.

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Donna January 27, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Here’s my original poem about my trip to the beach two days ago.
Summer Sun

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david e January 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

love the cliff-hanging mystery in your poem.

one thing after another has kept me from posting until so late, but better late than lost at sea, i reckon. i’ve got a nonsensical homage in recipe form.

http://fomagrams.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/poetry-friday-learesy/

thanks for hosting!

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Charles Van Gorkom January 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

Hello Jim, Thank-you for hosting! My offering of the week is the one I wrote during a rain storm in the rain forest yesterday called “An Island Of Our Own.

Enjoyed your poem!

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Janet Squires January 27, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Thanks for hosting.
My selection is “A Kick in the head: an everyday guide to poetic forms” selected by Paul B. Janeczko with illustrations by Chris Raschka

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Mary Lee January 29, 2012 at 6:46 am

You can delete this comment after you read it (I can’t find an email address to send this privately).

Tara’s link is broken in the roundup. (I’m telling you because I’d want you to tell me! No judgement!)

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Jim January 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

Whoops! Thanks. I’ll leave your comment and eat my crow in public.

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