Poetry Friday Roundup! (It is still Friday, isn't it?)

Poetry Friday Roundup! (It is still Friday, isn't it?)

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Yep, that’s me today. A big mess of mixed up “muddleness”. Ok, “muddleness” is not a word, but I kind of like how it sounds. I apologize to my Poetry Friday pals who were busy looking for this post on the Space City Scribes site. Whoops. Once we got that figured out, I had to go to work, but that wasn’t such a bad thing because I get to play with poetry at my job. I am lucky enough to work with children who are just learning the magic spell that words can weave.  Can you think of a better way to spend your day?

A few weeks ago I wrote a post (on the Space City Scribes blog) all about poetry and poetry month. Of course I mentioned the multi-talented Angie Karcher and Renee La Tulippe, but I also spotlighted a very wise and extremely talented young poet named Robyn Adams. Robyn’s definition of poetry is hanging on the wall near my desk. I know you’ll love it as much as I do. Robyn says that poetry is evidence that the brain still thinks and heart still feels. I can’t think of a better explanation.

Today, instead of my poetry, I’d like to share a few poems by children that demonstrate that their brains are thinking and their hearts are feeling.

I Used To Be

I used to be a little seed,

but now I am tree, standing tall.

I used to be one small word,

but now I am a complete story.

I used to be an insignificant wick,

but now I am a beautiful candle illuminating the night.

From the sublime to the ridiculous…but lots of fun!

Forgive me for drawing a mustache on your face.

you told me you were very mature for your age,

but I thought nobody would believe you.

So…..you’re welcome!

Now for the roundup so far! I really don’t know if I did this correctly, but I’m sharing some great links of some great people!

Cheers!

Heidi Morhosrt is sharing poems by kindergartners today. How fun!

http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2015/05/what-do-kindergarten-poets-do.htm

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes is featuring Nikki Grimes and a new DMC challenge on Today’s Little Ditty.

http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2015/05/spotlight-on-nikki-grimes-dmc-challenge.html

Arthur Amok is finishing up a month of poems about clothes.

http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2015/04/npm-2015-what-are-you-wearing-its-wrap.html

Carol has  a review of two new bilingual poetry books for children.
http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2015/05/poetry-friday-two-new-bilingual-books.html

Jama  at Alphabet Soup has three sample poems from DEAR TOMATO and a couple of Poetry Month notes:
http://jamarattigan.com/2015/05/01/friday-feast-a-taste-of-carol-ann-hoytes-new-anthology-dear-tomato-2-recipes/

Laura Salas is guesting with her niece, Lily, at Penny Parker Klostermann’s blog, where she wrote a poem and Lily did the art!
http://pennyklostermann.com/2015/05/01/a-great-nephew-and-a-great-aunt-guests-laura-purdie-salas-and-daughters-kate-and-jane/

Holly Mueller posted some student written poetry.

http://hollymueller.blogspot.com/2015/05/poetry-friday-student-vocabulary-

Diane Mayr has a haiku sequence at Kurious Kitty.

kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2015/04/poetry-friday-take-poetry-with-you.html

Keri wrote three short poems about fabrics and quilts. http://wp.me/p4P49X-bQ

Tabitha is sharing Harry Baker’s poems today:
http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-prime-example.html

Donna Smith talks about heading over there for roundup!

http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-day.html

Linda Bale is welcoming May with a new kind of poem.

http://www.teacherdance.org/2015/04/may-day-finishing-april-too.html 

Liz Steinglass wrote a “Cheesy mom poem.” How appropriate for next week!

http://elizabethsteinglass.com/2015/04/a-poem-for-your-pocket/

Matt Esenwine wraps up Irene Latham’s progressive poem.

https://mattforrest.wordpress.com/

Andromeda Sibley is focusing on pantoums.

http://awrungsponge.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-flight-of-sons-pantoum.html”

Robin Hood Black has a haiku.

http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog

At The Poem Farm, Amy Ludwig VanDerwater has the final tune…and a link to all 30 poemsongs in one place.

http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2015/05/may-first-poemsongs-all-in-one-place.html

Irene Latham has some special thoughts on ARTSPEAK

http://www.irenelatham.blogspot.com/2015/05/artspeak-in-review-everybrilliantthing.html

Tricia is sharing pantoums today.

http://missrumphiuseffect.blogspot.com/2015/05/poetry-seven-share-pantoums.html

Check out Gatheringbooks.org.

 http://gatheringbooks.org/2015/05/01/poetry-friday-seed-sower-on-longing-and-forgetting/

Sylvia Vardell’s post is in anticipation of Teacher Appreciation Week!

http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com/2015/05/may-4-8-2015-celebrating-teacher.html

Slayground posted “Tawny” by Carl Sandberg.

http://slayground.livejournal.com/805824.html

Karin Fisher-Golton is sharing a Cento Poem today.

http://karinfisher-golton.com/2015/04/30/a-cento-for-national-poetry-month/

Greg Picus is up with an original poem.

http://gottabook.blogspot.com/2015/04/seven-incredible-things-poem-can-do.html

Readingtothecore is sharing thoughts on Eileen Spinelli’s Another Day as Emily.

https://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/poetry-friday-eileen-spinelli-another-day-as-Emily/

Check out the poems on Teaching Authors Blog by JoAnn Early Macken

http://www.teachingauthors.com/2015/05/poems-animals-and-animal-poems.html,

Joy is celebrating Lei Day over at

www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

Check out Ruth’s post at

http://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2015/05/poetry-friday-another-open-mic-and.html

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