Friday, March 23, 2007



First in the roundup is Michele at Scholar’s Blog. She's b-a-a-a-ck with Shakespeare…again! This week it’s Sonnet 130.

And Kelly at Big A, little a is in with Baudelaire…again! This time she’s bringing a little “soleil” into our literary lives.

Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect gives us a gray weather day with her “A Foggy, Froggy Poetry Friday” entry.

Betsy at A Fuse #8 production has another gem penned by the Poetry Parent Extrodinaire of the Kidlitosphere—her mother Susan Ramsey.

Gregory K. at GottaBook has GottaQuestion: Guess How Much I Love You? Well…actually…he has another oddaptation of a children’s book. Guess which book he oddapted???

Nancy at Journey Woman has a poem by Robert Creeley…and a “silly words” contest for all you folks with lexical leanings.

The Old Coot was inspired to write some submarine haiku this week. It’s sub-a-dub-dub—six poems in a tub!

Check out Cloudscome’s “March 22 Haiku” at A Wrung Sponge. You won’t want to miss this “poem & picture” post. She's also posted her favorite Gerard Manley Hopkins poem for Spring.

At A Year of Reading, Franki is into birdies and black holes with her reviews of two new children’s poetry books.

Mitali’s left brain is out on the Fire Escape today. It decided to give us poetry posters some information about fair use, public domain, and copyright issues in “Poetry Friday for Dummies.” That’s so we won’t be poetry dummies no more!!!

Little Willow gives us “To a Child Dancing in the Wind” by D. B. Yeats.

Kelly Fineman gets a little “Leary” this week with “The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bo.”

The Wordy Girls have a poem by Rita Dove…and their usual Poetry Friday “15 Words or Less” poems. You’re all invited to drop by and add a poem.

Anne at Book Buds is on the ball with a review of a rewrite of CASEY AT THE BAT. Just in time for spring training, she tells us all about CASEY BACK AT BAT.

Emily at Whimsy Books is definitely in a “springy mood” this Friday—and she’s got poems by two great children’s poets: Aileen Fisher and Karla Kuskin.

At Blue Rose Girls, I’ve got a review of THIS IS JUST TO SAY, the new book by Joyce Sidman, winner of the 2006 Cybils Award for Poetry.


Jane at Check It Out is welcoming the brand new season with the poem “What I Love About Spring.”

Hipwritermama joins her Poetry Friday pals with a little Longfellow…or was that a long Littlefellow?

Susan Taylor Brown is back…and with “Sick Fish.” Honestly, it’s better than it sounds.

Susan at Chicken Spaghetti has a short, witching post from Macbeth…so get there on the double, double!

Barbara at Cats and Jammers Studio is joining us for Poetry Friday for the first time—thanks to the encouragement of the Chicken Spaghetti Chicklitterarian. Barb's taking the time machine back to her high schools days with her post about E. E. Cummings.

Liz in Ink has some “fevered up haiku” for us today.

Snow has a review of TECHNICALLY, IT’S NOT MY FAULT: CONCRETE POEMS by John Grandits.

Miss Erin has “The Frog,” a poem by Hilaire Belloc.


At Lectitans, there’s an excerpt from T. S. Eliot’s “The Theatre Cat” and a link to the full text of the poem.

Liz B. has a review of THE SECRET OF ME, a book in verse.

Don’t forget to check out Poetry for Children, a blog written by Sylvia Vardell. Sylvia served as co-chair of the selection committee of the 2006 NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.


Katie has weather poems by Walter de la Mare and Robert Louis Stevenson at Pixie Palace.

I'll be happy to add more links on Saturday--so leave me a comment if you have a Poetry Friday post you would like to have included in the roundup.


RM1(SS) (ret) said...

Am I the first one awake this morning? 8)

For some bizarre reason, I founf myself writing haiku about submarines earlier this week, and have decided to inflict them upon the world. A bit esoteric, perhaps, though I think the next-to-last one and the second one are fairly decent.

Tricia said...

Morning Elaine!
I'm in today with A Foggy, Froggy Poetry Friday with poems by Carl Sandburg and Aileen Fisher.

mbpbooks said...

Thanks, BRGs! My left brain dominated today, and I'm offering Poetry Friday for Dummies, a blurb that covers basic rules about copyright and public domain, and provides three great tools to find works that are reproducible.

Little Willow said...

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine (and all!)

I'm in today with an Edward Lear poem, The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò. It'll be duped on Blogger later today, but for now it's only at LJ:

Anonymous said...


At Wordy Girls (, we have a poem by Rita Dove, plus our usual Poetry Friday "15 Words or Less" poems. Drop by and add a poem--or just read everyone else's.


Bkbuds said...

In time for spring training, a rewrite of "Casey at Bat"


Anonymous said...

I have a spring thing going on at

Mary Lee said...

Franki reviewed two new poetry books this week:

Vivian Mahoney said...

I'm in with some Longfellow:

Thanks so much for putting this together!

Anonymous said...

I'm back and in with SICK FISH.

Plus the direct link for this week's 15 word or less poems at Wordy Girls (see Laura above) is:

Anonymous said...

Elaine, thank you so much for rounding up. I'm in with a short post about Macbeth.

Andromeda Jazmon said...

Hey thanks for linking my haiku! You caught me before I had a chance to post my favorite Gerard Manley Hopkins poem for Spring... It's up there now though!

Anonymous said...

I go back to high school with a post about E.E.Cummings:

Anonymous said...

Still haven't kicked the ol' bug, so I've got some fevered haiku up today. Thanks for rounding up!

Snow said...

Thanks for doing the round up. Instead of posting a poem, I have a review of Technically, It's not My Fault: concrete poems by John Grandits.

Michele said...

Thanks for the round up Elaine, but can I just point out, you lost an apostrophe-S on "She's back" ?

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks, Michele!

Erin said...

Thanks for the round-up!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Liz B said...

Thanks for doing this!

I'm in with a review of a book in verse:

Katie said...

*sigh* Ok, I know I'm really late adding this (especially since the post has been up at my site all day), but I'm going to say it's because I'm sick and completely forgot about it. Thanks for the great round-up! Mine is here:
Sorry it's so late!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the great round-up Elaine!