Friday, January 05, 2007

First Poetry Friday Roundup of 2007

Okay! I can't go through a Friday without all our Poetry Posts rounded up in one corral. So here goes:

Nancy at Journey Woman gives us Next Day, a poem written by Randall Jarrell.

Gregory K. at Gotta Book has written a search Fib for us. And it's about time!

Susan at Chicken Spaghetti provides a link to a funny essay about children's poetry.

Becky at Farm School has a mouth-watering post with a poem--and a recipe-- for fudge cake. Yum!

After Jules at Seven Impossible Things got slapped upside the head into Poetry Friday and her brain cells regrouped, she posted a quote from a little-known poet by the name of Emily Dickinson.

Sylvia at Poetry for Children announces the five Cybil poetry finalists and gives a nod to publishers for their generous book donations.

Michele at Scholar's Blog has a poem by John Keats and Hamlet's soliloquy.

Here at Blue Rose Girls, I have a review of the poetry and art in Winter Poems, an anthology illustrated by the late Trina Schart Hyman.

Cloudscome at A Wrung Sponge has two posts for Poetry Friday: an original haiku and Maya Angelou's A Conceit.

"More, more, more!" said the poetry enthusiasts.

Miss Erin has an excerpt from Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy as her contribution to Poetry Friday.

Emily at Whimsy Books gives us Daddy Fell into the Pond by Alfred Noyes for a few end-of-the-week chuckles.

Betsy at A Fuse Number 8 Production teases us with a tidbit about a weasel. (She knows better than to tease a weasel!)

WEB at Blog from the Windowsill has a review of My Very First Mother Goose edited by Iona Opie. (It's her son's very first book illustrated by Rosemary Wells.)

Liz B. at A Chair, A Fireplace & A Tea Cozy has a classic children's poem for us: Keep a Poem in Your Pocket by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers.

Andrea has a podcast of a talk about the rhyming picture book Safe and Sound at Just One More Book.

We're not done yet! Little Willow joins the Poetry Friday posters with Lewis Carroll's The Walrus and the Carpenter.

Still adding Poetry Friday posts on Saturday!

Karen at Lighting the Fires brings us John Walsh's The Christmas Tree, a poem about a tree after the holiday season has passed.

Franki at A Year of Reading has the introductory poem from Sandra Pinkney's READ AND RISE. It's a poem about reading written by Maya Angelou.

At Mitali's Fire Escape, Mitali presents Wordsworth, Bengali-style.

Kelly Fineman at Writing and Ruminating has Exercise Your Brain, a post about rhyme's effect on memory.

Lisa at Passionately Curious brings us A Snowflake Fell, a poem by Jack Prelutsky, our new Children's Poet Laureate.

Check out Check It Out for the Poetry Friday post The Seasons. MsMac has got a high haiku fever!

Let me know if I missed your Poetry Friday post.


Anonymous said...

Thank you, Elaine, for corralling the poetry herd.

Anonymous said...

I have an excerpt from the verse novel YELLOW STAR up on my blog. :)

Anonymous said...

I just posted for poetry friday. I usually do, but I've never been part of the round-ups.

web said...

I have a late entry at

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the round up!

I'm in at

Anonymous said...

Thanks for rounding us up!

On our podcast today we talk about the somewhat contraversial rhyming picture book: "Safe and Sound":


Anonymous said...

Thanks for rounding us up!

On our podcast today we talk about the somewhat contraversial rhyming picture book: "Safe and Sound":


Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks for including me in your corral! What a great idea to gather these poetry-related postings. Hope you'll do it again in the future.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the roundup!

Here I am:

Anonymous said...

Elaine, thanks so much for finding me! It's 9PM and I'm just getting to my computer for the first time today -- I'm so glad I thought to post my poem last night.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for rounding-up, Elaine . . .

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much Elaine, for the weekly round-up and especially for coming to get me before I made it over here!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for including me in the round-up - I couldn't find out who was doing it this week, with Kelly's keyboard awash with wine...

Karen said...

Coming in late with The Christmas Tree by John Walsh

Anonymous said...

Here I am! Wordsworth, Bengali-style. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I have a post up about rhyme's effect on memory . . . not an actual poem, but a Poetry Friday post nonetheless. It's at: and at

Anonymous said...

I just started Poetry Fridays. Thanks for the roundup. Here's my entry: