The Poetry Friday party is here!
I’m happy to be hosting today. Please leave your link in the comment section below, and I’ll be sure to visit and add your link to my post.
I’m also happy to share a poetry project I’ve been working on. It’s a talking bookmark, of course. If you’d like one, a handful, or 25, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll enter your name in the talking bookmark raffle.
That’s all from me for now. Let’s head out to the internet for more poetry fun.
© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved
Robyn Hood Black has the last in this year’s series of wonderful student haiku poets from The Paideia School. Up this month is Madeline Budd Pearson.
Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at Today’s Little Ditty is featuring a post by Laura Shovan. Laura analyzes a poem by a great writer… who also happens to be in first grade.
Myra GB at Gathering Books is continuing with their June theme of a Buffet of Asian Literature with Rabindranath Tagore’s Wandering Wailing Heart and a Beloved Passing by Like a Dream.
Matt Forrest Esenwine at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme shares one of his first poems for children, “If I Could Climb Up to the Top of a Tree.”
Diane Mayr is busy as usual this morning with three posts! At Random Noodling she has a sequence of haiku inspired by a gorgeous painting by Felix Vallotton. At Kurious Kitty she shares of new anthology of baseball poems, Heart of the Order, edited by Gabriel Fried. And, at Kurious K’s Kwotes she has a quote by Francoise Sagan. Although it’s about “art,” it applies quite well to poetry.
Laura Purdie Salas is sharing a silly “Bathtub Car” from POEM-MOBILES by J. Patrick Lewis and Douglas Florian.
Karin at Our Amazing Days is posting every day for Amazing May on her book’s website. Today she has a Fibonacci poem about becoming friends.
Today MsMac is sharing two original and beautiful haiku.
At The Opposite of Indifference Tabatha Yeatts shares the poem For a Patient: You Said You Hated Poetry and lots of links to other sites that remind us that a broad definition of diversity includes mental health issues and experience.
Today is National Endangered Species Day. J. Patrick Lewis sent Renee LaTulippe his poem “Polar Bear” to share on her blog No Water River.
Over at The Poem Farm Amy Ludwig Van derWater has a poem about Manny the Manatee…and a Poetry Peek too. And will The Poem Farm adopt a pet?
Mary Lee is sharing a poem about encyclopedias, “Yard Sale” by George Bilgere, at A Year of Reading.
At Reflections on the Teche, Margaret is excited about sharing and writing poetry in math class!
Tara shares a lovely moment and the poem “Not Forgotten” by Sheila Packa at A Teaching Life.
Jama’s keeping cool with Calvin Coolidge and his wife’s crunchy cookies!
Irene Latham loves babies. She’s sharing three poems from baby’s point of view from Lin Oliver’s collection Little Poems for Tiny Ears.
April Halprin Wayland’s post at TeachingAuthors is about writing from the gut–which was where the poem written with the help of her 91-year-old mother came from…
Keri has lots of news and a hawk haiku at Keri Recommends.
Laura Shovan is blogging at Michelle’s Today’s Little Ditty today, but she’s been posting poems from her third grade residency all week at Author Amok. Check out Dylan’s Fib about the Robot Revolution… and his prediction for how it will end.
Karen Edmisten is a little teary this morning. Go see why and read “The Writer” by Richard Wilbur.
At Dori Reads Dori has a double dactyl about Roald E Amudsen and the rules for writing one.
Tamara Will Wissinger puts the spotlight on debut MG author Tracy Holczer’s new release, THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY. HUM features Grace, a girl who is mourning the loss of her mother and uses poetry writing and the words of Robert Frost to help her cope. I had the pleasure of interviewing Tracy at Smack Dab in the Middle Blog earlier this week where there is an active giveaway.
Anastasia Suen has another STEM haiku, “Humming,” at Poet Poet!
Little Willow at Bildungsroman has posted lyrics to Paris Carney’s song It’s Always the Quiet Ones.
Joy Acey’s gone fishing but she wrote and posted a poem before she left.
Oh no. Ruth at There is No Such Thing as a God-forsaken Town has another illness related post! This time: Chikungunya.
Melissa Wiley has a short recap of the most recent Poetry Club meeting. Poet of the week: Langston Hughes.
Check out Project Chameleon where Kelly has posted a Tellagami she made. It’s an animated recitation of Night Comes by Deborah Chandra from The Poetry Friday Anthology.
Liz, Thanks so much for hosting today and I LOVE that talking bookmark! Please put my name in the hat. :0)
I’ve got the final in this year’s series of wonderful student haiku poets from The Paideia School. Up this month is Madeline Budd Pearson:
Your bookmark looks (and sounds) wonderful, Liz! I wish I had a classroom of kids to give them to.
I’m featuring a post by Laura Shovan on Today’s Little Ditty. She analyzes a poem by a great writer… who also happens to be in first grade. http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2014/05/laura-shovan-in-defense-of-great-writers.html
Hi there Liz, thank you so much for hosting this week. That talking bookmark is fantabulous. For Poetry Friday, I have Rabindranath Tagore’s Wandering Wailing Heart and a Beloved Passing by Like a Dream. Here’s the link:
Thanks for hosting today, Liz, and for sharing your poem – I imagine most bookmarks would say something like this!
Today I’m digging into the archives for one of my first children’s poems: http://wp.me/p2DEY3-Zx
I’d like my name to be added to the talking bookmark raffle, too! I love the color! “I do so love/ to get wrapped up/ in words.” Don’t we all!
At Random Noodling I have a sequence of haiku inspired by a gorgeous painting. http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2014/05/poetry-friday-ekphrastic-haiku.html
Kurious Kitty shares of new anthology of baseball poems, Heart of the Order. http://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2014/05/poetry-friday-take-me-out-to-ballgame.html
KK’s Kwotes quote is by Francoise Sagan, and although it’s about “art,” it applies quite well to poetry. http://kkskwotes.blogspot.com/2014/05/poetry-friday_15.html
Thanks for hosting, Liz. Fabulous bookmark! I have “Bathtub Car” from POEM-MOBILES for Poetry Friday this week at http://www.laurasalas.com/blog/books/bathtub-car/
I love your bookmark poem! “…snuggled between the cozy sheets” and “I do so love to get wrapped up in words” are particularly wonderful. You nailed the poetic bookmark voice. Enter me in the raffle, please.
I’m still posting every day for Amazing May on my book’s web site. Today I have a Fibonacci poem about becoming friends: http://www.ouramazingdays.com/2014/05/15/amazing-may-15-becoming-friends/
Thanks, Liz. I love, love, love the book mark. Here’s my post: http://maclibrary.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/poetry-friday-april-haiku/
What a clever bookmark, Liz! Thanks for hosting. I have “For a Patient: You Said You Hated Poems,” plus a lot of links: http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2014/05/poetry-against-stigma.html.
Hi, Liz! I’m so happy to be back in Poetry Friday! Your talking bookmark is wonderful. Put my name in the hat, too!
Today is National Endangered Species Day, and J. Patrick Lewis sent me his poem “Polar Bear” to share. Do stop by to commemorate our furry friends. http://www.nowaterriver.com/national-endangered-species-day-polar-bear-by-j-patrick-lewis/
Good morning, talking bookmark! What a happy way to start the morning. I would love to be entered into the raffle.
Over at The Poem Farm, I have a poem about Manny the Manatee…and a Poetry Peek too. And will The Poem Farm adopt a pet?
Thank you for hosting!
Enter me in the raffle for the bookmarks! My students would LOVE these!
My poem today is about encyclopedias, in keeping with the theme of my posts from Wednesday and Thursday. I couldn’t resist.
Love your poetic-speaking bookmark. Put my name in. My students love special bookmarks!
I am finishing the school year with a group of young gifted math students and had to sneak in poetry. http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/poetry-in-math-class/
What a wonderful book mark poem! I would love to be a part of the raffle, too. Here’s my PF contribution – a poem about holding on and letting go:
The talking bookmark is adorable!! Please enter me in the raffle.
Today I’m serving up a sample poem from Marilyn Singer’s RUTHERFORD B., WHO WAS HE?, with a recipe for Calvin Coolidge’s wife’s Icebox Cookies.:
Thanks for hosting — have a nice weekend!
Hi Liz- thank you for hosting and for sharing your adorable bookmark poem! Please enter me in raffle…how many times have I thought that (not being a bookmark), that all I need is a book?! I’m in today with a look at LITTLE POEMS FOR TINY EARS by Lin Oliver, illus. by Tomie dePaola: http://www.irenelatham.blogspot.com/2014/05/little-poems-for-tiny-ears-by-lin.html
Dear Elizabeth’s Bookmark,
Please come slip between the pages of the book I’m reading now: Deborah Heiligman’s stunning, INTENTIONS.
My post today at TeachingAuthors.com is about writing from the gut–which was where the poem written with the help of my 91-year-old mother came from…
Good morning — your bookmark is a kindred spirit: “just please don’t leave me lying around with nothing to read.” AMEN. I’ve got a hawk haiku today at http://kerirecommends.com/2014/05/16/poetry-friday–hawk-haiku.aspx. Thanks for hosting and I hope your unplanned day becomes one of lovely serendipity.
Liz, I love the bookmark poem! What a great way (also) to teach children about concrete poetry and personification.
I’m blogging at Michelle’s Today’s Little Ditty today, but I’ve been posting poems from my third grade residency all week. Check out Dylan’s Fib about the Robot Revolution… and his prediction for how it will end. http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-residence-fibbing-about-outer-space.html
I agree with your bookmark — all I really need is a book. 🙂
I have Richard Wilbur today, and the link is here. Thanks for hosting!
Thanks for hosting, Liz. I have a double dactyl for the day.
I love your bookmark poem and I’d love my name thrown into the hat for the raffle, Liz. I’m not sure I can get to everyone’s blog today because I am knee deep in a project, so I won’t include my link – I hate to expect visitors when I can’t reciprocate. Happy Friday!
Love the way your bookmark poem came out, Liz–please throw my name in the hat for a bookmark.
Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday, Liz! Your bookmark persona poem is lovely; thanks for sharing it.
Today I’d like to put the spotlight on debut MG author Tracy Holczer’s new release, THE SECRET HUM OF A DAISY. HUM features Grace, a girl who is mourning the loss of her mother and uses poetry writing and the words of Robert Frost to help her cope. I had the pleasure of interviewing Tracy at Smack Dab in the Middle Blog earlier this week where there is an active giveaway. http://smack-dab-in-the-middle.blogspot.com/2014/05/middleview-interview-with-debut-author_14.html
What a cute idea, Liz! Thanks for hosting, today! Please enter me in the raffle.
I have another STEM haiku at Poet Poet! (Humming)
Thanks for hosting! I posted lyrics to Paris Carney’s song It’s Always the Quiet Ones:
your bookmark poem looks great, Liz! Just right!
Hey Liz, Thanks for hosting us today. I’m being lazy today. I’ve GONE FISHING. That is the title of my original poem and there is a writing prompt up on my blog to at :
I love your book mark poem. Think of all the fun thinks it can do and the characters it will meet in a book.
Thanks for hosting, Liz. What an adorable bookmark! Off to read these poems.
Sadly I have another illness-related Poetry Friday post today. Here is my Chikungunya edition: http://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2014/05/poetry-friday-chikungunya-edition.html. Thanks for hosting!
I love your bookmark poem, Elizabeth!
I’m late to the game, though it’s still early here on Pacific Time. 🙂 Here’s my short recap of today’s Poetry Club meeting. Our poet of the week: Langston Hughes. http://melissawiley.com/blog/2014/05/16/poetry-friday-dream-keeper-langston-hughes/
Oh my goodness — loving that bookmark! Would love to share with my kiddos in my library. Thanks for hosting today and sharing your colorful talking bookmark. 🙂 Today I created a Tellagami to share a poem from The Poetry Friday Anthology book with teachers!
I am (3 days!) late to the party, but wanted to say THANK YOU for hosting! I love the book mark!