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I’m happy to host our gathering today and invite you to leave a comment below with a link to your blog. I’ll wrangle the posts on and off throughout the day. Thanks for stopping by!
New, original poems
Charles Ghigna gets us started with his new poem, "The Worst Bad Word" on his Father Goose blog.
Elaine Magliaro is a triple threat with three postings: at Wild Rose Reader, she has her first ever Poetry Friday video, "Two Poems for Jack." At Political Verses, she has another Sarah Palin post--Sarah Palin: A Farewell Speech and Poem. (Her third is a poem by Paul Zimmer, see below.)
Bill as "FatherReader," holding down the fort for the beachgoing MotherReader, is also highlighting the poetry of Sarah Palin over at MotherReader (read by William Shatner on Conan!).
Andy is posting for The Write Sisters this week. She was inspired by William Shatner to explore the Beat poets.
Heidi Mordhorst shares her thoughts on new curriculum ideas with a poem called Backwards Day.
Stella has a short poem about Summer Days plus a quick review on her book finding this week at LearnLoveGrow.
Carmela Martino informs us that the lovely April Halprin Wayland has posted an original poem about writing a holiday story from the heart at Teaching Authors.
At Color Online check out a poem draft in response to the YA novel, Kendra by Coe Booth.
Melissa shares her first visual poem, "When," inspired by the theme of peace for this week's artwalk on Twitter.
Greg at Gottabook has an original Fib poem up today, "Boogie Boarding."
Tiel Aisha Ansari has an original sonnet celebrating the weather, "Green Skin."
Liz shares an original poem, "The Swim," in honor of her Uncle Joe at Liz in Ink.
Young poet Priya shares a new poem, "reassessment," at Book Crumbs.
Dianne White has a new poem, "Cameravision" on her blog today.
Favorite poems for the day
At Blue Rose Girls, Elaine Magliaro is sharing a poem by Paul Zimmer entitled "Dog Music."
Susan Taylor Brown (filling in for Laura Salas) brings us a round up of photo poetry today.
Tricia at Miss Rumphius is sharing a poem today by Julia Kasdorf entitled "What I Learned From My Mother."
Jama Rattigan invites us to celebrate National Pickle Month with Arlo Guthrie's "Motorcycle Song."
Diane Mayer sharing a poem today by Cornelius Eady, "The Empty Dance Shoes" at Random Noodling.
Kurious Kitty shares "Dedication on the Gift of a Book to a Child" by Hilaire Belloc.
At the Stone Arch Books blog, Senior Editor Beth Brezenoff posted a poem by Timothy Steele, "Herb Garden."
Karen Edmisten features the lovely "Hyla Brook" by Robert Frost today. And Little Willow has posted Robert Frost's "Not to Keep."
Kimberly has posted a zombie riff on Richard III at lectitans.
In a shout out to her friend, J. Patrick Lewis's Countdown to Summer, Julie Larios is showcasing one of his gems at The Drift Record.
Thoughts about poetry
Kelly Fineman has an essay on evoking mood in a poem through sound choices.
Jeannine wrote about Mother Poems by Hope Anita Smith.
Mary Lee reviewed J. Patrick Lewis' Countdown to Summer at A Year of Reading. As it happens, so did Linda at WriteTime.
Sally shares her thoughts about the novel-in-verse Seeing Emily by Joyce Lee Wong at PaperTigers.
Betsy at Fuse #8 has reviewed (and likes) David L. Harrison's Vacation; We're Going to the Ocean.
Check out Jone's thoughts about the resource book, Writing and Enjoying Haiku by Jane Reichhold.
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