This week's poem has been sitting on my desk all summer. A third grade girl handed it to me just as school was ending. I love how in the moment it is.
I look out my
window. I see
brown dog on the
hot black top.
I know it's
--Kelli, 3rd grade.
Summer has been a time for me to observe my backyard world just as Kelli observed her world. Hummingbirds have entertained me with their dive bomb antics. My garden is weedy, just haven't made time to weed. And the spotted towhees are very busy.
I am having trouble with "Mr. Linky". So today we will do it the old fashion way. Please leave your URL in the comments and I will check in to add to the list.
Journey Woman and Wild Rose Reader got an early start. Elaine also left one at Blue Rose Girl.
Little Willow shares a poem about moving too fast here. Kelly at gives a checklist poem at Big A, little a.
Sylvia has a birthday tribute to Paul Janeczko over at Poetry for Children.
Over at Book Mind Set, is a review of Earle Birney's poetry. Alkelda the Gleeful gives us a Carl Sandburg poem and 7-IMP treats us to a Neil Gaimen poem. Literacy Teacher hopes you will stop by to see this week's offering. Sara shares her daughter's poem, published in The Blue Mirror, the school's literacy magazine. It is Hilaire Beloc's birthday today, Semicolon honors the day with a poem. Mother Reader is once again inspired by summer. Find her original poem here. Becky has a poem for us about two elephants. Grief is the subject at Amick's Articles. Cloudscome at A Wrung Sponge also shares an original poem. Mary Lee at A Year of Reading found a poem that reflects three books she recently reviewed.
Part Two: I stepped away and returned to find these entries. Michele has a John Clare poem at Scholar's Blog. TadMack is including one on joy. (which after this week I need a joyful poem). Are you in the mood for somthing Latin. Head to Pixie Palance for a translation of a poem by Catuluss. Suzanne shares her love of Beowolf with us today at Adventures in Daily Living. Sam Riddleburger shares a Yeat's poem with us. Liz shares Raggedy Man over at A Chair, A Fireplace, and a Tea Cozy. David shares about Ruth Kraus and abiguity. Be sure to welcome Julie as she contribues her first poem for PF. Susan at Chicken Spaghetti shares a Jane Yolen poem with us.