Poetry Friday will be here!
It's just that I don't have a poem, myself, not yet. And I'm on the way out the door so haven't begun rounding up. So leave a comment if you have a poem or review or lyric or poet or book.
And I'll be back!
And as I promised, Elvis is in the house. Or, rather, I am. And good deals at Gap & Banana Republic!!
by William Blake
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand, dare sieze the fire?
The rest of the poem is here.
Poetry Friday Round Up:
If by Rudyard Kipling at Farm School (offering a positive New Year's resolution and Happy New Year wishes)
Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf by Roald Dahl at Miss Erin (I love Dahl's ending -- Go, Red!)
Looking for a Sunset Bird In Winter by Robert Frost at a wrung sponge (I was thisclose to hitting "publish" when this one came in!)
The Passing of the Year by Robert W. Service at Journey Woman (first person with a New Year poem!)
Robin Redbreast by William Allingham at By Sun and Candlelight (continuing a winter bird theme, and offering a bonus verse by Christina Rossetti)
Three Poems are at Scholar's Blog (T.S. Eliot, William Shakespeare, and Robert Burns -- and one of these is the one I was going to post!!)
Poems and Books:
A Gift of Poetry at Blue Rose Girls (what is it with all you overachievers today? Reviews of 4 poetry books, plus some wonderful words on how a book -- the physical copy itself -- can be as important as the words inside; and three poems. Girls, is there anything left for the rest of us???)
Top 5 O'Rama at A Year of Reading (now, this is just showing off: their Top 5 Poetry Friday Poems AND Top 5 Books)
The Prince's Bedtime by Joanne Oppenheim at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast (winning the prize for longest introduction that has nothing to do with the actual book; bonus link to a video of Choppin Broccoli)
Edited to Add:
Chicken Spaghetti has Poetry Speaks to Children (which I'll be reviewing soon; it's sitting on my to be listened to next week pile!)
Wing Nuts at What Adrienne Thinks About That (in which I learn about Senryu)
And these just in:
Poetry books by Paul Janeczko at Kelly R Fineman/Writing & Ruminating (not just poetry; but also writing and enjoying poetry)
MotherReader Fibs some books she hasn't reviewed til now (no, not telling untruths fibs; the other Fibs)
Weather edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins at Blog from the Windowsill (an I Can Read Book, so very child friendly)
You by Edgar Guest at Semicolon (an inspirational read)
Little Things by Chantal Kreviazuk at Little Willow/ Bildungsroman (hey, I think this may be the only lyrics for the week)