wet, stinging wind
slick path downhill
view from the pier:
lake between flakes
Landscape with Dog Nose
I wanted to capture the crisp horizon,
gradations of shades,
but she insisted on
stepping into the shot.
Well, why not?
She’s always part of the picture.
swell spill swell
well lull well
And now for the Poetry Roundup:
Diane Mayr is our first Earlybird with four poetry posts:
Random Noodling explores the OEDILF (the OED in Limerick Form).
Kids of the Homefront Army has a poem about a girl who explores career choices for women during the war.
Kurious Kitty has found a poem called "My Bomb."
Kurious K's Kwotes' has a great quote by Truman Capote.
Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) has "Nothing More Than a Door" at The Bald Ego blog.
Tara posted about a collection of poems and essays about dogs.
Linda at teacherdance is relishing the poems in P*Tag.
Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks sent a contribution from GatheringBooks.
KKSorrell has a poem on water at The Iris Chronicles.
Gregory K.is up with an original today: Instructions for Helping the World.
Tabatha's post is inspired by one of her kids' homework assignments.
Heidi Mordhorst has the pleasure of passing on an award to five versatile bloggers.
Mary Lee has some Walt Whitman.
Jeff Barger has a review of Over in the Forest, a collection of animal poems for young readers, at NC Teacher Stuff.
Linda is in with thoughts about writing and filling the empty spaces.
At maria horvath's blog, the poem takes a look at silence, as part of the theme of "ars poetica" or the art of poetry.
Carol is in with Joyce Sutphen's "The Bookmobile."
Mandy is sharing a poem - Serenity Prayer with a question, is prayer a form of Poetry?
laurasalas is in with 15 Words or Less poems.
Over at The Poem Farm, Amy LV has a goodbye to Christmas trees.
Irene Latham is in with an original poem - her first published piece in the children's market! It's called "You Cannot Measure Courage."
Karen Edmisten is in this week with Naomi Shihab Nye here.
Robyn Hood Black has Naomi Shihab Nye today as well: "The Words Under the Words."
As Katya was hunting for New Years Resolution ideas, she came across a poem that mirrored her mood.
Ruth is in with some melancholy Japanese poetry here.
Jeannine Atkins wrote about the bravery needed in writing poetry.
Jim Hill has added two originals this week, tied together (sorta, kinda) by a common theme: flight. By the Seat of My Pants on Hey, Jim Hill!
At Wild Rose Reader, Elaine Magliaro has an original poem titled "Rock Candy."
Shelley has poems about our grandmothers' generation: Rain: A Dust Bowl Story.
More, more, more:
maclibrary said, "Here's mine."
I'm Jet . . . offers up a Ted Kooser poem at The Write Sisters.
Beth is participating with a Chesterton poem in honor of Epiphany.
Julie Larios at The Drift Record has lyrics from "Children Will Listen," and links to Steven Sondheim's fairy-tale musical, INTO THE WOODS.
david elzey is in with a cento that begs the question: is it possible to make the lyrics of a steve miller song better then the original?
You can hear Joy's poem My Shoes Sing, illustrated by Violet Lemaysaid, at http://www.highlights.com/audio/high-five-audio-january-2012. Click the bottom option BONUS Mini Book, My Shoes Sing, or stop by her blog. Today's poem is an action rhyme.
Carlie has written an original poem about dance.
And finally, Sally is in with a post on a call for submissions of children's poetry on sports at PaperTigers.
Thanks for joining us, everyone! I can't wait to explore all these tempting links! Enjoy!
JoAnn Early Macken