Friday, April 14, 2006

Poetry Friday

Congratulations to Gregory K at Gotta Book for the New York Times article about fibbing! (Thanks to A Fuse # 8 Production and all the others who posted about this awesome article.)

It's Poetry Friday, trademarked by Kelly at Big A little a. Other participants as of this posting time are: Chicken Spaghetti; Here in the Bonny Glen; Jen Robinson. If I missed you, or you post later in the day, please let me know and I'll update this post.

My contribution is from Gerard Manley Hopkins:

Spring and Fall
to a young child
Margaret, are you grieving
Over Goldengrove unleaving?
Leaves, like the things of man, you
With your fresh thoughts care for, can you?
Ah! as the heart grows older
It will come to such sights colder
By and by, nor spare a sigh
Though worlds of wanwood leafmeal lie;
And yet you will weep and know why.
Now no matter, child, the name:
Sorrow’s springs are the same.
Nor mouth had, no nor mind, expressed
What heart heard of, ghost guessed:
It is the blight man was born for,
It is Margaret you mourn for.

POETRY CONTRIBUTORS UPDATED: Little Willow with Lewis Carroll.;
UPDATED AGAIN: Chicken Spaghetti fibs; and also a poem for Melissa's new baby girl at Farm School.


Little Willow said...

Just posted one of my all-time favorite poems at

Kelly said...

Lovely, Liz. (and a little sad...)

Becky said...

Better late than never, Liz. I just joined the fun before Friday was over!