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  • December 18th, 2009 | 12:07 AM
Poetry Friday round-up is here!


 
In honor of my new venture into the world of making art, I have an original poem which is a take off of This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams.



I HAVE TO TELL YOU

I have taken
the blank paper
you kept in your desk

and which
you were probably
saving
for masterpieces
of your own

Forgive me
there were colors
beautiful colors
waiting to escape.

Susan Taylor Brown, all rights reserved

The Poetry Friday round-up is here this week so please leave a link to your post in the comments and I'll round them all up through-out the day. (If you read this blog on Facebook, please come over here and leave your link so I don't miss it.)

(NOTE: When you leave your link, please help me out by putting your name/blog name, name of the poem, and a permalink to the entry, not just a generic blog entry. It saves me the time of having to click through to every single blogger that left a comment. Thanks! I should have put this in the original message.)

The Round-up!

Barbara Turner warms us up with The Cremation of Sam McGee.

Julie at The Drift Record has two political clerihews.

In the innovative poem category, Greg Pincus shares an "original" - a poem made up of search terms people used to end up at my blog, with the twist being all the terms had the word "poem" in them. I Enjoy Popping Bubble Wrap with My Pinky Toe.
 
For a discussion of theme and poetry, read Mary Lee's fourth installment in her series on they study of theme in her 4th grade classroom.

Laura Salas shares a poem called Old Tongue by Scottish poet Jackie Kay. 

Irene Latham presents a video of Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays."

Susan Thomsen of Chicken Spaghetti is in with an original found poem, Altered Talk #1 and a link to a cool site of an artist/writer who has a book of blacked out newspaper poetry.

The Place Where Poetry Begins
is a very special anthology of 250 poems from kids in an urban school district brought to us by Carol at Carol's Corner.

Diane Mayr shares two seasonal pieces by Christina Rossetti at Random Noodling and at Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet she posts a a poem that originally appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine.
 
At Wild Rose Reader, Elaine Magliaro has two original poems for a special holiday post: "Things to Do If You Are a Bell" and "Season's Greetings from Jack & Rudy." (Jack and Rudy are my daughter's yellow lab and her cat, respectively.) I have also included links to earlier reviews of books of Christmas poetry and Christmas picture books in verse and at Political Verses, she has Stand for Christmas: A Song Parody & a Poem.
 
The yummy Jama Rattigan says she is rhapsodizing on plum pudding and mince pies with traditional reveling.

Douglas Florian shares Cats Sleep Anywhere at the Florian Cafe
 
You can find Snow by Emily Dickinson thanks to Deborah Freedman.

Blue Rose Girls shares "Before Christmas," a poem by Landis Everson.

Jules at 7-Imp has one set of song lyrics ,Bildungsroman has the lyrics to the song Annie by Vanessa Carlton and Knocking from Inside follows it all up with an original song Blues for Absent Friends

Poetry Friday on The Stenhouse Blog is Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Another original poem at Free2rhyme (or not) Fridays. Here is the link to today's post: http://bit.ly/Christmaspoem

Liz Scanlon is in with a poem for peace.

Tabatha has When You Go Anywhere by William Stafford.

A theme close to my heart, paper, is happening over at The Incredible Thinking Woman where Jet shares a poem by poet Marjorie Evasco, with a brief bit on why she writes (it started in her childhood in the Phillipines).
 
Kelly Fineman gifts us with an original poem Holiday Dinner To-Do List.
Jeni shares an original poem, Bless This House.

Jennie has I Heard a Bird Sing

Sheri Doyle says, "I'm in with a post on another poetry book from our holiday box. I take a look at the various soundscapes found in Winter Poems.

You can find a little e.e. cummings with Karen Edmisten where she shares little tree.

Ruth offers us On Closing Anna Karenina by Billy Collins.

Jone MacCulloch shares an original clerihew.

Father Gooses posts The Perfect Love Poem.

Tricia at Miss Rumphius Effect shares Longfellow and the poem Woods in Winter. 

Kelly Polark has holiday poems and recipes
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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(Anonymous)
December 18th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
Poetry Friday
Because it's too darn cold, I'm offering up The Cremation of Sam McGee over at thewritesisters.blogspot.com

Barbara Turner

And nice take on the Williams poem!

julielarios.blogspot.com
December 18th, 2009 08:02 am (UTC)
Poetry Friday Link
Hi, Susan - thanks for doing the round-up this week. I have two political clerihews over at The Drift Record (http://julielarios.blogspot.com)
Julie
gottabook.blogspot.com
December 18th, 2009 08:46 am (UTC)
Well, I'm up with an "original" - a poem made up of search terms people used to end up at my blog, with the twist being all the terms had the word "poem" in them....

I Enjoy Popping Bubble Wrap with My Pinky Toe (http://gottabook.blogspot.com/2009/12/search-poetry-i-enjoy-popping-bubble.html)

Thanks for hosting, Susan!
mlyearofreading
December 18th, 2009 11:25 am (UTC)
Susan,

I'm in today with a post that doesn't have as much poetry in it as I had hoped for. It's the fourth installment in my series on they study of theme in my 4th grade classroom.

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2009/12/unit-of-study-on-theme-poetry-friday.html

Thanks for rounding up today, and for your artistic take on Willie Williams' poem!
irenelatham
December 18th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
Susan, love your Williams inspired poem! I'm in with a video presentation of Robert Hayden's "Those Winter Sundays." http://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2009/12/loves-austere-and-lonely-offices.html
Thanks for hosting!
(Anonymous)
December 18th, 2009 12:13 pm (UTC)
Poetry Friday
Susan, I like that one very much! Sounds like my son.

I am in with an original found poem, "Altered Talk #1," and a link to a cool site of an artist/writer who has a book of blacked out newspaper poetry.

http://bit.ly/5jTLhB

Susan Thomsen
Chicken Spaghetti
(Anonymous)
December 18th, 2009 12:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sharing THE PLACE WHERE POETRY BEGINS, a very special anthology of 250 poems from kids in my urban school district.
(Anonymous)
December 18th, 2009 12:33 pm (UTC)
Whoops
I hit send on the last comment and didn't include my website. The anthology, THE PLACE WHERE POETRY BEGINS is at www.carolwscorner.blogspot.com
dmayr
December 18th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
At Random Noodling I have two seasonal pieces by Christina Rossetti.

At Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet I share a poem that originally appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine.

"beautiful colors/waiting to escape" I love these lines, Susan!

Have a great weekend!
dianemdavis
December 18th, 2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
LOVE THIS!!!!
(Anonymous)
December 18th, 2009 12:52 pm (UTC)
Elaine Magliaro

Thanks for doing the roundup this week! Liked your takeoff of Williams's poem.

At Wild Rose Reader, I have two original poems for a special holiday post: "Things to Do If You Are a Bell" and "Season's Greetings from Jack & Rudy." (Jack and Rudy are my daughter's yellow lab and her cat, respectively.) I have also included links to earlier reviews of books of Christmas poetry and Christmas picture books in verse.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2009/12/things-to-do-if-you-are-belland-more.html

At Political Verses, I have Stand for Christmas: A Song Parody & a Poem.

http://politicalverses.blogspot.com/2009/12/stand-for-christmas-song-parody-poem.html

I'll be back later when I publish my post at Blue Rose Girls.
jamarattigan
December 18th, 2009 12:56 pm (UTC)
Love your poem, Susan!

Today I'm rhapsodizing on plum pudding and mince pies with traditional reveling:

http://jamarattigan.livejournal.com/357178.html.

Thanks for hosting!
douglas_florian
December 18th, 2009 01:09 pm (UTC)
cat poem from florian cafe
Cats Sleep Anywhere
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open draw, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.

...Eleanor Farjeon
deborahfreedman.wordpress.com
December 18th, 2009 01:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks for hosting, Susan - and I'm happy to share my blank paper with you, any time!

I've posted on snow, by Emily Dickinson. http://deborahfreedman.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/time-for-bed/
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susanwrites
December 18th, 2009 09:38 pm (UTC)
Re: I have to tell you...
Thank you!
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.






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