Friday, November 24, 2006

Poetry Friday

The Viking Terror

Fierce is the wind tonight,
It ploughs up the white hair of the sea
I have no fear that the Viking hosts
Will come over the sea to me.

Anonymous, 8th or 9th century. Marginal poem on St Gall manuscript.

Another version is here. A work of art using the poem, with a nice bit of historical background.

The round up is here; I'll post links this afternoon.

Round Up:

Big A little a reviews Go! Poetry In Motion.

The Blue Rose Girls look at three books by Nikki Grimes, the 2006 recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.

Book Buds shares a fabulous translation of the Hare and the Tortoise.

Chicken Spaghetti brings us William Matthew's Onions.

Scholar's Blog concludes her month long round up devoted to poems of Remembrance.

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast reviews the Barefoot Book of Classic Poems.

And:

Miss Erin can read with her eyes shut (which reminds me, yesterday SkaterBoy showed us all how he can eat with his eyes shut. Talented, no?)

A Wrung Sponge shares an Iroquois Prayer for Thanksgiving.

Did I miss you? Let me know in the comments!

Added:

Journey Woman goes retro with the 1964 Beastly Boys and Ghastly Girls.

and:

The Old Coot shares On the Vanity of Earthly Greatness

Last Call! Last Call!

A Year of Reading shares Morning by Billy Collins

Adrienne (WATAT) reviews Please Bury Me In The Library.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

My final Poetry Friday: Remembrance offering is here.

Elaine Magliaro said...

In my Poetry Friday post at Blue Rose Girls, I review three poetry books written by Nikki Grimes, the 2006 recipient of the NCTE Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children.

http://www.bluerosegirls.blogspot.
com/2006/11/poetry-friday-nikki-grimes.html

Susan said...

Liz, in my post at Chicken Spaghetti, I wrote about Willliam Matthews' poem "Onions." http://tinyurl.com/y5zsg4

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz:

Since you've already started, you can continue if you'd like. Just let me know :)

Best,
Kelly
P.S. We need a schedule

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz:

Here's mine:

http://kidslitinformation.blogspot.com/

Also, Eisha's:

http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=330.

Elaine commented here already. Sorry, Elaine!

jules said...

Eisha wrote about The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems by Jackie Morris at http://blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/?p=330.

jules said...

Oh, sorry. I see that Kelly already posted ours. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I'm in! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Oh, and here's the link:

http://journey-woman.blogspot.com/2006/11/little-poetry-for-you-beastly-boys-and.html

Erin said...

Thanks for the round-up, Liz!

Anonymous said...

Here's mine:

http://theoldcoot.blogspot.com/2006/11/on-vanity-of-earthly-greatness.html

Adrienne said...

Late in the game with "Great, Good, Bad" from Please Bury Me in the Library by J. Patrick Lewis, illus. by Kyle M. Stone:

http://www.watat.com/archives/2006/11/please_bury_me.html

:)

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