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Poetry Friday - Original Poem


The Poetry Friday round-up is here so leave your links in the comments and I'll round them up through-out the day. (Note, I'm on West Coast so expect some delay.)

I had so much fun doing this audio of the first poem in my book Hugging the Rock that I thought I would repost it for Poetry Friday. It's called, NO ROOM. I hope you like it.
 
Read about the evolution of the poem NO ROOM from its inception here or read about the $1000 schloarship contest for teens who create a book trailer for Hugging the Rock here.

CREDIT LINE: Posted with permission from Hugging the Rock by Susan Taylor Brown.  Copyright © 2006 by Susan Taylor Brown, Tricycle Press, Berkeley, CA. www.tenspeed.com.

NOTE: I have removed the played due to some issues with LJ Embed. You can listen to it by going here instead.


The round-up - a little later than I planned but life had other ideas for me today.

Nandini Bajpai has an original about an Itchy Dog at Notes from New England.

Jama Rattigan is celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday with a poem by Marge Piercy and 4 apple cake recipes:

It's a feast for the eyes and the ears over at Educating Alice where Monica Edinger shares about the forthcoming book Sweethearts of Rhythm.

Julie Larios offers us a poem by Margaret Gibson titled "Autumn Grasses" - it's based on an Edo painting by Shibata Zeshin.

A Year of Reading has a poem about fall by Georgia Heard, along with information about her upcoming blog tour!

Today at My World/Mi Mundo the celebration continues for Hispanic Heritage Month with a poem by celebrating Gabriela Mistral, the first Nobel Prize Latina Woman winner in 1945.

Laura Salas shares an original poem called "Without" (not the same as last week's Without Rancor):
And this week's 15 Words or Less poems are here.

Heidi Mordhorst is pointing everyone toward the important not-exactly poetry book If You Find a Rock  by Peggy Christian.

Gisele LeBlanc gives us an original poem for children, titled, "Magic Cure".

Kurious Kitty shares "Invictus" and Random Noodling celebrates the International Day of Peace.

A Sleepy Elf is in with a poem about sleeping (and other things), called "Things" by William J. Smith

Linda is in with four original tanka.

Sara Lewis Holmes blogged about Sherman Alexie yesterday and today she is featuring his new collection of poetry, FACE, and one of the poems in it, "How to Create An Agnostic."

Laura @ Author Amok says, "Donald Hall is reading here in central Maryland next weekend. I'm sharing his seasonal poem, "Ox Cart Man," to welcome fall."

You can find a little bit of Eugene O'Connell posted here.

Tabatha A. Yeatts offers some ancient Greek poetry by Sappho today.

An original cinquain for dog lovers by Kelly Polark.

Poetry Friday on The Stenhouse Blog shares "The Light of September"  by W. S. Merwin.

At Wild Rose Reader, Elaine Magliaro has a poem for Banned Books Week. It's a revised version of Book Talk 2007, a poem about censorship that she wrote because of the kerfuffle caused by a certain word that Susan patron included in her book THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY. At Political Verses, Elaine has another original--"Dirty Dancing with the Stars: A Poem about Tom DeLay." And at Blue Rose Girls, Elaine shares a poem by Elaine Equi titled "Ciao Bella Chocolate Sorbet."

Semicolon is highlighting Felicia Hemans' poem: "The Boy Stood on the Burning Deck and its imitators."

Karen Edmisten brings us Taylor Mali's "Undivided Attention" this week.

Today at Teaching Authors April Halprin Wayland shares a lesson in writing about uncomfortable feelings and an original poem about jealousy.

Lectitans is in with "Against Cinderella" by Julia Alvarez.

Susan at Chicken Spaghetti chimes In with a post that links to poetry by Colin West, including two tongue twisters.

In Honor of Fall the Write Sisters share a favorite from Robert Louis Stevenson at

After reading The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker, an enjoyable book about a poet with writer's block who has to write an intro to an anthology of rhyming poetry, Emily Cook looked up Sara Teasdale and found a poem perfect for her day.

Jules from 7-Imp says, "I'm in today with a poem from a friend, Shannon Collins"(And some picture book art, too.)

Father Goose shares his original poem "Ars Longa, Vita Brevis".

Jiill Corcoran put together Poetry for the Classrom: 6 fun poetry lessons for teachers and visiting authors.

Tracy Marchini has an original about a prom date related break-up.(not autobiographical! :) )

Lorie Ann Grover has the I'm missing-my-daughter-blues and shares an original poem titled "Off to College" and at readertotz they have "There was a Little Guinea-Pig".

Bildungsroman posted lyrics from the song More than Fine by Switchfoot.

Jone at Check It Out has some fun haiku riddles inspired by Tricia (The Miss Rumphius Effect)

Carol of Carol's Corner is in with a review of Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough's new book, A PLACE FOR WONDER

There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



Comments

( 41 comments — Leave comment )
nandinib
September 25th, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Sarah, Thanks for hosting. No idea how to fix the space around your embed but I can hear it fine!

I have an original about an Itchy Dog at Notes from New England.
susanwrites
September 26th, 2009 12:16 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing your poem with us
jamarattigan
September 25th, 2009 07:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting this again. Love it! The scholarship contest is SO cool, Susan! :)

Today I'm celebrating Johnny Appleseed's birthday with a poem by Marge Piercy and 4 apple cake recipes:

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/328108.html.

Thanks for hosting today!
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 08:54 am (UTC)
Those Swinging Girls
It was officially up yesterday, but I still hope you will consider my post on the forthcoming Sweethearts of Rhythm because it is just wonderful! http://medinger.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/marilyn-nelson-and-brian-pinkneys-sweethearts-of-rhythm/

Monica Edinger
educating alice
julielarios.blogspot.com
September 25th, 2009 10:10 am (UTC)
Poetry Friday
Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday, Susan. I have a poem by Margaret Gibson titled Autumn Grasses up this week - it's based on an Edo painting by Shibata Zeshin. You can find it at The Drift Record (http://julielarios.blogspot.com)
mlyearofreading
September 25th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
I have a poem about fall by Georgia Heard, along with information about her upcoming blog tour!

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2009/09/poetry-friday-georgia-heard-blog-tour.html
ext_179202
September 25th, 2009 10:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday. I love that you have an audio version of some of the poems in your book Hugging the Rock. I can't emphasizes enough how audio helps our ELLs reading and enjoying books.
Today at My World/Mi Mundo I keep on celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and today I am celebrating Gabriela Mistral, our first Nobel Prize Latina Woman winner in 1945.
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susanwrites
September 26th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Thanks, Laura. Yes, that's really me. I really enjoyed making the recording with my little "make do" system. I had a set of Erik's headphones that had a mic, one ear covered and the mic propped up on a coffee cup so it didn't dangle. I used a free program, not Audacity, something else. I'd love to do more audio things.
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
Heidi Mordhorst's PF contribution
Pointing everyone towards the important not-exactly poetry book If You Find a Rock (http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/) by Peggy Christian.
ext_208181
September 25th, 2009 11:27 am (UTC)
This week, I'm sharing one of my original poems for children, titled, Magic Cure.

http://grleblanc.blogspot.com/2009/09/poetry-friday-magic-cure.html

Gisele LeBlanc
ext_208181
September 25th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Oh, thanks for hosting, Susan, and I really enjoyed listening to your poem, too!

Gisele :)
dmayr
September 25th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Kurious Kitty shares "Invictus," and at Random Noodling I'm celebrating the International Day of Peace.
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
Poetry Friday from Shelf Elf
Thanks for hosting today!

I'm in with a poem about sleeping (and other things), called "Things" by William J. Smith

From a sleepy Elf.

Here's the link:
http://shelfelf.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/poetry-friday-things/
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 11:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for hosting, Susan. I'm in with four original tanka at: http://ldkwritetime.blogspot.com
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm in with a review of Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough's new book, A PLACE FOR WONDER. Terrific blend of science and poetry!
saralholmes
September 25th, 2009 12:07 pm (UTC)
After my piece about Sherman Alexie yesterday, I'm featuring his new collection of poetry, FACE, and one of the poems in it, "How to Create An Agnostic."
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Donald Hall's "Ox Cart Man"
Thanks for hosting, Susan.

Donald Hall is reading here in central Maryland next weekend. I'm sharing his seasonal poem, "Ox Cart Man," to welcome fall.

Laura @ Author Amok

http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2009/09/welcome-fall-and-hall.html
page247.wordpress.com
September 25th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday
Thank you for hosting, Susan. I have a poem by Eugene O'Connell posted here (http://inaheronseye.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/poetry-friday-eugene-oconnell/).
kellypolark
September 25th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Hi Susan. Thank you for sharing your poem with us. I love that we could take a listen! Congrats on Hugging the Rock.
Today I have an original cinquain for dog lovers at http://www.kpolark.blogspot.com
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 01:03 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday on The Stenhouse Blog
This week's poem on The Stenhouse Blog is The Light of September (http://blog.stenhouse.com/archives/2009/09/25/poetry-friday-the-light-of-september/) by W. S. Merwin.
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday
Elaine Magliaro

Susan I enjoyed listening to you read your poem. Thanks for doing the roundup this week.

At Wild Rose Reader, I have a poem for Banned Books Week. It's a revised version of Book Talk 2007, a poem about censorship that I wrote because of the kerfuffle caused by a certain word that Susan patron included in her book THE HIGHER POWER OF LUCKY.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2009/09/poem-for-banned-books-week.html


At Political Verses, I have another original--"Dirty Dancing with the Stars: A Poem about Tom DeLay."

http://politicalverses.blogspot.com/2009/09/dirty-dancing-with-stars-poem-about-tom.html


At Blue Rose Girls, I have a poem by Elaine Equi titled "Ciao Bella Chocolate Sorbet."

http://bluerosegirls.blogspot.com/2009/09/ciao-bella-chocolate-sorbet-by-elaine.html
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Semicolon
I'm highlighting Felicia Hemans' poem: The Boy Stood on the BUrning Deck and its imitators.

http://www.semicolonblog.com/?p=7063

(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 01:54 pm (UTC)
from Laura Shovan
Oh, and thanks for posting the audio clip. Even listening to your voice, I could hear your character's personality loud and clear!
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Ancient Greek poetry
Thanks for hosting, Susan! Very exciting about the scholarship! I know fiction and nonfiction books are probably handled differently in their trailers, but you might like to see artist James Gurney's funny videos promoting his new book. I think Unicycle Painter is my favorite: http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/

I have ancient Greek poetry by Sappho today.
http://www.tabathayeatts.com/poetryfriday.htm

Best,
Tabatha
karen_edmisten
September 25th, 2009 02:24 pm (UTC)
Thanks for hosting. I've got Taylor Mali's "Undivided Attention" this week, here.
teachingauthors.com
September 25th, 2009 02:58 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday
Thanks for hosting, Susan.
Today at http://www.teachingauthors.com/ April Halprin Wayland shares a lesson in writing about uncomfortable feelings and an original poem about jealousy. You can see it at:
http://www.teachingauthors.com/2009/09/books-on-craft-how-one-chapter-changed.html
lectitans
September 25th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
I'm in with "Against Cinderella" by Julia Alvarez here: http://lectitans.livejournal.com/89052.html
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
Chicken Spaghetti Chimes In
Thank you so much for doing the roundup. I have a post that links to poetry by Colin West, including two tongue twisters.

http://bit.ly/16S4Tm

Susan
Chicken Spaghetti
http://www.chickenspaghetti.typepad.com
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
In Honor of Fall, a favorite from Robert Louis Stevenson at the Write Sisters

http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2009/09/poetry-friday-in-other-gardens.html
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
Sara Teasdale
After reading The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker, an enjoyable book about a poet with writer's block who has to write an intro to an anthology of rhyming poetry, I looked up Sara Teasdale and found a poem perfect for my day. Thanks for hosting!
Emily Cook
www.backbayview.blogspot.com
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
I'm in today with a poem from a friend, Shannon Collins: http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=1804. (And some picture book art, too.)

Thanks for hosting!
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
That was Jules from 7-Imp, that is! (Sorry.)
(Anonymous)
September 25th, 2009 05:21 pm (UTC)
Father Goose poem
Thanks, Susan!
Here's a poem from the
FATHER GOOSE blog (http://www.charlesghigna.blogspot.com)

jillcorcoran
September 25th, 2009 06:06 pm (UTC)
POETRY FOR THE CLASSROOM
Back to school: 6 fun poetry lessons for teachers and visiting authors

BACK TO SCHOOL: POETRY IN THE CLASSROOM
ext_121480
September 25th, 2009 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks for hosting!

I've got an original about a prom date related break-up: http://www.tracymarchini.com/2009/09/nerdapolooza-spawns-poetry-club.html (not autobiographical! :) )
readergirlz
September 25th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Hey Susan!!!

Thanks for hosting today! My post at On Point is titled Off to College. Missing my daughter. :~)

And at readertotz we have There was a Little Guinea-Pig.

Hope your day is awesome! ~Lorie Ann
slayground
September 25th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
The player didn't load for me here. :(

I posted lyrics from the song More than Fine by Switchfoot at Bildungsroman.

Thanks for hosting!
mlyearofreading
September 26th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC)
Gotta break Carol (Carol's Corner) of that habit of forgetting to leave her link! I'll help her out this week:

http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2009/09/poetry-friday-georgia-heard-and.html
susanwrites
September 27th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Mary Lee. I've updated the page now.
struchko
April 8th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
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