Welcome to Poetry Friday. This is a weekly roundup sponsored by the folks over at A Year in Reading.
What with one thing or another
(including a visit from mother)
this post almost slipped my mind
but I think that you'll find
some poems here
that will make you cheer.
For starters I want to share the only real poem I've ever written. I don't remember why I wrote it, it wasn't a school assignment and I've never actually been fond of poetry. This was way back in high school. I wrote about a subject that was very important to me all through my schooling. I just never seemed to get enough.
If you're looking for more poetry, I've got a nice long list of recommendations for you. Starting out with:
Tabatha--who was inspired by a painting
Mary Lee--who gives us an extended haiku.
Author Amok--My Poetry Friday post has an Olympic theme. I'm just back from London. We didn't get to see the games, but I'm sharing some of Maxine Kumin's swimming poems anyway.
Laura Salas--has a poem about a dragon looking for work.
Laura Salas--also has several 15 Words or Less poems up and invites everyone to come check them out and add their own.
Diane Mayr-- The first day of the Olympics--what a great day to host! At Random Noodling I have an Olympics poem, "Ode for the London Olympics 2012," and an awesome photo from the Olympics 100 years ago.Kurious Kitty shares "Lines" by Martha Collins, and, Kurious K's Kwotes' P.F. quote is by Goethe.
Violet N.--My poem has an Olympic angle... It's an occasional poem, written in honor of a friend's 60th birthday. (The Olympic angle is that he's newly into doing triathlons. Triathlon is an Olympic sport, isn't it?)
Charles Ghigna--Thanks for hosting! Our "Summertime" poem from Cricket is posted at The FATHER GOOSE Blog
Robyn Hood Black--Thanks for hosting - Today I'm thrilled to share Lee Bennett Hopkins's first interview about his new book, MARY'S SONG.
Douglas Florian--Ahoy, matey! A pirate poem for Poetry Friday from me upcoming Shiver Me Timbers (Beach Lane).
If I've missed anyone or you suddenly feel inspired leave us a comment and a link to what you want to share.