Note: Post updated!!
I'm listening to Little House on the Prairie, so Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura, Carrie, and Mr. Edwards -- this one's for you.
Old Dan Tucker was a fine old man
He washed his face in the frying pan
He combed his hair with a wagon wheel
And died of the toothache in his heel
Get out the way for old Dan Tucker
He's too late to git his supper
Supper's over and dishes washed
Nothing left but a piece of squash
The rest of the song is here.
The Round Up:
Big A little a cheers us up with The Best Game the Fairies Play by Rose Fyleman
Little Willow of Bildungsroman features A Town Window by John Drinkwater
The Blue Rose Girls are overachievers with Fairy Tale Poems: books. and poems. and links to more poems. I lost count.
Bookshelves of Doom reviews All You've Ever Wanted and Other Stories by Joan Aiken that includes a story about poems that come true.
MsMac at Check It Out is all about the book: Jazz by Walter Dean Myers.
Math + Poetry = Chicken Spaghetti.
Educating Alice combines poetry, blogs, and history. Which is why Monica is the most awesome teacher in awesomedonia, and if I had children, I would move to NYC just so they could be in her class.
Fuse Number 8 has three Poetry Friday posts: Scrotum Poetry (which includes poetry by Elaine Magliaro, a Blue Rose Girl Poetry Friday overachiever); Minnesota Legislation; and finally, Tell Me If You've Heard This One Before by Susan Ramsey.
Journey Woman is at DisneyWorld; meanwhile, back at the blog, she has John Updike's Seagulls.
MotherReader reviews the book Speak to Me by Karen English in honor of Black History Month. She also addresses the timeless question -- do I blog? Or do I shower? Blog readers are happy with her answer; her coworkers, not so much.
Scholar's Blog has The Mind is Like a Hawk by Walter McDonald. And, Michele shares with us her fiction blog. Yay Doctor Who!!
Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast has a nod to Haven Kimmel's earlier works of poetry along with other random bits of info in the same post, thereby joining the "overachiever camp", as opposed to the "still not sure what I want to post can I get away with another nursery rhyme camp." I am not in the overachiever camp.
Swarm of Beasts rounds up some of the best Newbery-inspired poetry. And yes, it's all about the scrotum. And yes, I have used that word more in the past week than I have in, well, ever.
Poetry + Science = What Adrienne Thinks About That
The Wordy Girls are in an artistic mood and share three poems. (More overachievers!)
Martian Poetry is found at Writing & Ruminating. (Never heard of it before; very, very cool.)
An original haiku, Change, at A Wrung Sponge.
Gosh, A Year of Reading has a poem by Ron Koertge about everyone's favorite girl sleuth, Nancy Drew. (who appears, in this version, to be related to MacGuyver.)
Let me know if I missed you!
Edited to add: Jane Yolen shares original poetry.
and edited again:
And Gregory K at Gotta Book has a fib he dedicates to Susan Patron's The Higher Power of Lucky and the Newbery Committee. Three guesses what word he uses not once, not twice, but thrice!
and this just in from HipWriterMama: I Want to Be by Thylias Moss (in honor of Black History Month)
And I'm so sorry this wasn't done sooner: Emily at whimsy reviews the Cybils poetry winner.