Friday, September 08, 2006

Poetry Friday

Taught Me Purple
by Evelyn Tooley Hunt

My mother taught me purple
Although she never wore it.
Wash-grey was her circle,
The tenement her orbit.

The rest of the poem is here.

I'll be back later tonight to do a round up.

Added Friday evening:

Because I could not stop for Death at The Simple and the Ordinary
George is a monkey who’s always quite curious at GottaBook (original by Gregory K)
Living in New York, you think you've seen everything at Chicken Spaghetti
My father's face is brown with sun at Farm School
On the other side of the door at A Wrung Sponge
She comes like the hush and beauty of the night at Susan Taylor Brown's LiveJournal (bonus poem in the comments)
Tell me, O Octopus I begs at Journey Woman
There is not much difference in the actual at Big A little a
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night at Jen Robinson's Book Page
Winter-Piece: You wake, all windows blind - embattled sprays at Scholar's Blog (edited to add title)

Poetry Book Reviews:
Beware, Take Care at Blog From The Windowsill
For The Good of Earth and Sun: Teaching Poetry and Awakening the Heart: Exploring Poetry in Elementary and Middle School at A Year In Reading
Moving Day at Fuse Number 8

Honorary Mention:

Because even tho it wasn't posted on Friday, it's great and awesome and Steve Irwin deserves a Viking poem: Farewell Crocodile Hunter by Garth Nix

Did I miss you? Blame bloglines, blame blogger, don't blame me. Just post a comment and I'll update Saturday.

Added later Friday Evening:
Wow! It sure is good to be you at MotherReader

Added Sunday:
September: By all these lovely tokens at Bildungsroman/Little Willow
The Author to Her Book: Thou ill-formed offspring of my feeble brain at Here in the Bonny Glen


Nancy said...

Nice one!

Kelly said...

Liz, I'm lame and sending everyone your direction this evening ;)

Liz B said...

Not lame at all! Maybe we can coordinate -- every other friday?

Little Willow said...

I posted this morning bright and early.

Anonymous said...

Liz, the Charles Tomlinson poem I quoted is actually called "Winter-Piece"...

Liz B said...

Little Willow, I'm going to have to check the RSS feed I'm using for Bildungsroman, but I wonder if its a LJ thing, because I've also had posts from Susan Taylor Brown appear on bloglines much later than they do in real time (and I generally rely on bloglines for all my reading).

Michele, I added the title!