Friday, June 02, 2006

Poetry Friday

from The Merchant of Venice
by William Shakespeare

Tell me where is Fancy bred,
Or in the heart, or in the head?
How begot, how nourished?
Reply, reply.

It is engender'd in the eyes;
With gazing fed; and Fancy dies
In the cradle where it lies.

Let us all ring Fancy's knell;
I'll begin it: -- Ding, dong, bell.
Ding, dong, bell.


Founder Kelly, at Big A little a, has a nursery rhyme and its origins.

Blog from the Windowsill has two books about poetic form: one "good for a browse" and one "a very, very good one."

Get hip with hippos at Book Buds.

Bookshelves of Doom has Lewis Carroll.

Chicken Spaghetti shares A Blessing by James Wright.

Becky at the Farm School shares poetry news and Ogden Nash.

A Fuse #8 Production double dips with a poem and a book review.

Gotta Book has an original poem (not a fib!).

Sometimes I wonder if Lissa at Here in the Bonny Glen picks poems based on "what would Liz like." This time it's Seamus Heaney.

Jen Robinson makes me feel guilty by using a poem from Emily of New Moon; AKA the only LM Montgomery books I haven't read.

Mungo's Mathoms brings us a cat and dog duel.

Susan at Once Upon A Time A Little Girl Wanted To Write gives us a look into the creative process as she shares an original poem, including rewrite.

The Scholar's Blog continues to mess with my mind (England? What's the time difference again? Which way?) by jump starting with Poetry Thursday.

Happy Birthday, Christine! The Simple and the Ordinary celebrates with an insistence that "I'm not old." (Well, technically, you're almost two months older than me . . . But I'm also not old. Nope, nope, nope.)

Welcome to Renee of So Glad to be Here, who was inspired by a movie in selecting her contribution.

I'll update tomorrow with those who posted tonight.


web said...

No Emily?! You must, you must read Emily!

Kelly said...

Hmm...Liz, that makes you 8 months older than I am :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,
You might want to add Kelly Fineman to your watch list as she writes a lot about poetry (and not just on Fridays.) You can find her at:


christine M said...

Hey Liz, thanks for the birthday wishes - and of course you're not old! Hope the rain stops by Sunday. And guess what - I'm writing this on my new laptop!

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,

Don't feel guilty about not having read the Emily books. Feel happy that you still have some books by L. M. Montgomery to read someday. You can find them in pretty much any decent used bookstore. I definitely identified with Emily when I was a kid.

Michele said...

Liz, the time difference between thee and me is a mere five hours, but I wanted to celebrate John Masefield's birthday on the day (that's only courteous, isn't it ?! *grins*)

Plus I was going to add some more reviews to the Spoiler Zone last night - unfortunately Blogger was on the fritz and I kept getting server errors !

Erin said...

I really like that poem!!

Great blog~