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