Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year Poems and the Poetry Friday Roundup

With the start of the new year, I decided to try something I've thought about for awhile. I walk to Lake Michigan almost every day, and I marvel at how the landscape changes from one day to the next. So I've been carrying my camera with me, taking a picture each day, and writing a quick, short poem in my head on the way home. Sometimes I have to stop, take off my gloves, dig the notebook and pen out of my pocket, and write down what I'm thinking so I don't lose it. In the cold, I have to write fast. Here are a few of my 2012 lake poems.

January 1
wet, stinging wind
slick path downhill
view from the pier:
lake between flakes

January 2

Landscape with Dog Nose

I wanted to capture the crisp horizon,
gradations of shades,
mountainous clouds,
but she insisted on
stepping into the shot.
Well, why not?
She’s always part of the picture.

January 3

                                                       wall
                                                   hill      fall
                                            swell             spill                 swell
                                      well                           lull      well

I hope the last one keeps its wavy format!

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

45 comments:

Diane Mayr said...

Love the poems--and the dog! Thanks for hosting this week.

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.

My posts will appear after midnight; thanks for letting me get the links to you before the morning rush to get to work!

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks for hosting, JoAnn!

There's "Nothing More Than a Door"
@ The Bald Ego blog

Tara said...

There are wonderful poems, and those pictures add such a definite sense of place. I especially loved "Landscape with Dog Nose" - perhaps because I was in a doggy frame of mind,too.
I posted about a collection of poems and essays about.... dogs!
http://tmsteach.blogspot.com/

Thank you for hosting!

Linda at teacherdance said...

Love that you made a 'path' of poems. I envy you your lake. Wow. I am still relishing the poems in P*Tag. http://teacherdance.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-once-more-with-ptag.html Thanks for hosting!

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Hi! Thanks so much for hosting. Here's our contribution from GatheringBooks:
http://gatheringbooks.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/poetry-friday-there-are-no-happy-endings-because-we-have-such-solid-measures-for-pain-two-poems-by-joel-m-toledo/

KKSorrell said...

Lovely poems and photographs! I have a poem on water at The Iris Chronicles:

http://theirischronicles.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/poetry-friday-water/

Gregory K. said...

Oooh, nice poems and photos to start the year!

I'm up with an original today:

Instructions for Helping the World

And thanks for hosting....

Tabatha said...

JoAnn, thanks for sharing your fun lake poems! I like them a lot. How was having to write them fast?

My post today is inspired by one of my kids' homework assignments: http://www.tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2012/01/thin-ray-of-moonlight.html

Heidi Mordhorst said...

Good morning! Today I have the pleasure of passing on an award to five versatile bloggers at http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com.

Thanks for hosting, and Happy New Year!

Mary Lee said...

I LOVE your three poems! The last one is my favorite. I can hear the water in your words.

I've got some Walt Whitman today:

http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-you-shall.html

Jeff Barger said...

Thank you for hosting today! Your poems and photographs give me ideas for our weather unit. Love that dog.

At NC Teacher Stuff, I have a review of Over in the Forest which is a collection of animal poems for young readers:
http://ncteacherstuff.blogspot.com/2012/01/stem-friday-over-in-forest-come-and.html

Linda said...

Good morning! I love the poems and the photos of the lake! I'm in today with thoughts about writing and filling the empty spaces at
http://lindakulp.blogspot.com/

Thanks for hosting!

maria horvath said...

Thank you for hosting, JoAnn.

I love that title, "Landscape with Dog Nose."

Over at my blog, the poem takes a look at silence, as part of the theme of "ars poetica" or the art of poetry.

http://www.ghpoetryplace.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Good morning! Like everyone else, I love your lake poems and photographs, especially the dog one, my two rambunctious black labs are always in the picture at my house.

I'm in with Joyce Sutphen's "The Bookmobile."
http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday.html

Mandy said...

Happy Friday, Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday this week and I love your photos and lake poems. So inviting and in the moment. I'm sharing a poem - Serenity Prayer with a question, is prayer a form of Poetry?
http://enjoy-embracelearning.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-serenity-prayer.html

laurasalas said...

Love these, JoAnn--beautiful! I did a couple of years of daily pix and poems...Love the idea of one specific place captured in image and words. Can't wait to see how much variety you come up with! So far, Jan 1 pic is my fav, and Jan 3 poem:>)

I'm in with 15 Words or Less poems this week at http://laurasalas.wordpress.com/2012/01/05/15-words-or-less-poems-breakout/

Thanks for hosting!

Amy LV said...

Just saying "lake between flakes" makes me happy! And your dog is a muse.

Over at The Poem Farm, I have a goodbye to Christmas trees...http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2012/01/goodbye-to-christmas-trees.html

Thank you for hosting!

A.

Irene Latham said...

"She's always part of the picture." YES! Love your new project. Wonderful!
I'm in with an original poem - my first published piece in the children's market! It's called "You Cannot Measure Courage."

http://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2012/01/you-cannot-measure-courage.html

Thanks for hosting!

Karen Edmisten said...

Thanks for hosting! I love the poems (and your dog is gorgeous -- looks so much like mine. Border Collie and Blue Heeler mix here ....)

I'm in this week with Naomi Shihab Nye. The link is here.

Robyn Hood Black said...

Happy New Year, JoAnn, and thanks for hosting! Love the lake poems - and the title "Landscape with Dog Nose" makes my day. I'm following Karen with Naomi Shihab Nye today as well: "The Words Under the Words" at http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=831791

Katya said...

Thanks for hosting!
I love the Jan. 3rd poem, I can close my eyes and picture the swell.

As I was hunting for New Years Resolution ideas, I came across a poem that mirrored my mood:
http://www.katyaczaja.com/posts/obligatory-january-instrospection/

Ruth said...

I love your Lake Michigan poems. Thank you for sharing them and for hosting.

I'm in with some melancholy Japanese poetry today, here.

maclibrary said...

Thank you for hosting. Here's mine: http://wp.me/pG1xR-h2 .

Jeannine Atkins said...

I love your lake habit, the pictures, and poems. And I'm part of the crowd who got all giddy with "Landscape with dog nose." I guess we feel any view or poem might only get better with a dog in it.

I wrote about the bravery needed in writing poetry at http://jeannineatkinsonwritingandstuff.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/the-bravery-of-silence-and-white-space/

Thanks for hosting, and best wishes for your new year!

Jim Hill said...

I love "Landscape with Dog Nose", wonderful poem.

I've added two originals this week, tied together (sorta, kinda) by a common theme: flight.

By the Seat of My Pants on Hey, Jim Hill!

jan godown annino said...

An idea-rich post JoAnn.

Your photos with poems here are all keen.

I fall for the wave shape poem - spectacular!

Happy 2012 & thankyouthankyouthankyou

Elaine Magliaro said...

JoAnn,

Happy New Year! I enjoyed reading your poems and looking at your pictures.

At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original poem titled "Rock Candy."

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2012/01/rock-candy-original-poem.html

Shelley said...

Strange coincidence--the very smart daughter of the smartest woman I know has her first two names the same as yours!

And for poems about our grandmothers' generation:

Rain: A Dust Bowl Story
http://dustbowlpoetry.wordpress.com

I'm Jet . . . said...

The Write Sisters offer up a Ted Kooser poem. You can find it here:

http://thewritesisters.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-dishwater.html

Beth said...

Participating this week with a Chesterton poem in honor of Epiphany.
http://bookwormjournal.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-wise-men-by-gk-chesterton.html

Thanks for hosting!

Julie Larios said...

Oh, I love the idea of taking your camera on a walk and then composing a daily poem based on it while you walk home! Your "wavy" poem that plays with word sounds is wonderful!!

Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday today. Over at The Drift Record I have lyrics from "Children Will Listen," and links to Steven Sondheim's fairy-tale musical, INTO THE WOODS.

Ali said...

Beautiful post. I love the wave poem!

Kenda Turner said...

New follower here :-) Funny, but I started a photo-a-day challenge, too, as an attempt to jump start the creative process, but didn't think to try my hand at poetry along with each shot. Thanks for the inspiration!

david elzey said...

doh! forgot to post my comment and link! i'm in this week with a cento that begs the question: is it possible to make the lyrics of a steve miller song better then the original?

http://fomagrams.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/poetry-friday-throug-the-revolution/

and for the record, "landscape with dog nose" is the most perfect title i've seen for anything.

Joy said...

Hey, if you go to http://www.highlights.com/audio/high-five-audio-january-2012
and click on the bottom option
BONUS Mini Book, My Shoes Sing
you can hear my poem My Shoes Sing, illustrated by Violet Lemay.
Or stop by my blog www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com
Today's poem is an action rhyme.
Thanks for hosting today's roundup.
I'm enjoying all the poems.

Carlie said...

I have a late, late entry for the week...in case you still feel like adding. I've written an original poem about dance.

http://twinklingalong.blogspot.com/2012/01/poetry-friday-dance-poem.html

Sally said...

PaperTigers is in this week with a post on a call for submissions of children's poetry on sports. See: http://www.papertigers.org/wordpress/poetry-friday-call-for-submissions-for-sports-themed-e-book-anthology-of-poetry-for-children/

Mary Jo Guglielmo said...

Love the poems and pic!

Dorine White said...

What a creative idea. The poems with the pics are delightful.

Beth Stilborn said...

Love your lake poems, and the beautiful photography. I can almost hear the waves against the shore -- it's such a soothing yet invigorating sound.

Thank you.

(I'm visiting from the comment challenge.)

Pat Zietlow Miller said...

Joann: These are lovely. Landscape with dog nose is my favorite.

Heather Kelly said...

What great visuals, and poems. I love the dog nose too! How the lake changes each day!

writeontheworld said...

I love your "Landscape with Dog Nose!"

Here's my post: http://writeontheworld.wordpress.com/2012/01/06/846/

Sorry I didn't get back here to share it on Friday, but better late than never!

Mandy

April Halprin Wayland said...

Love your lake poems. I admire you and everyone who can write short poems! That's one of my new year's goals!

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