I meant to get this going last night. Came home and got busy with other things. Oops. I am rounding up the poetry today.
For me, I am presenting poems from Ms. Padden’s fifth grade class. She looped up with her students and wants me basically to teach writing mini-lessons around poetry this year. Hmmm. Yesterday I read poems from Tastes Like Chocolate, a collection of children’s poetry, by Randi Allison, for inspiration. Here are a few drafts for Ms. Padden’s class:
Not just moving
but moving far
Not just Leaving
But leaving friends and family
Not just looking
But looking out the window and wondering why
I was just three when my dad left the
My mom lying on the couch crying
With my brothers by her side
Hearts were broken,
My life was ruined,
sitting on my bed crying all night
I was just three when my dad left me and
I wonder where he could be today.
–Jessica, 5th grade
I fear tarantulas
Why are they scary Insects?
I may never know.
–Andrew S., 5th grade
I have given them a page on this blog, Ms Padden/Morishige’s Room. The hope is as the year goes on more poetry and other writing will be posted. Our goal is to end up with a collection of poetry by year’s end.
Great posts are coming were awaiting me at the 5 AM Pacific Standard time. I am sure this translate into some on the east coast arriving at work as I sip my first cuppa joe at the computer.
We celebrate Thanksgiving later in November and am thinking what to bring to a great Thanksgiving potluck I will be attending.
Here is a potluck of poetry:
From Laura Salas: 15 Words or Less poetry game here and a Pet Rock cinquain here. Mary Lee is up early for a meeting with the “The Suits” and tells me that Franki has reviewed of a new collection of poetry. Karen Edmiston is in with Jane Hirschfield this week. It’s here. The Write Sisters present a fun poem here. Shelelf has had quite the week judging by this poem.
Becky has brought a bittersweet poem More by Andrew Peterson, in honor of her aunt. Sara discovered a link at Borders.com to Borders Open Door Poetry Series, and one of the great poems performed there: Roger Bonair-Agard reads his poem, earth and god.
TadMack found a beautiful poem on surviving, Celebration of Surviving by Chuck Miller, and throws in an extra Langston Hughes. Yat-Yee is thinking about some milestone birthday which happened at her house with this entry.
And then if we sneak in the refrig and steal left overs, we can remember how to ask forgiveness with Miss Erin’s entry.
Welcome to Brianna from The Paper Wait blog, her first visit to Poetry Friday with a review of Paul Janeczko’s wonderful anthology, “A Kick in the Head”.
Kevin Conder shares a poet described as “the patron saint of rearranging your face.” You find it here. Does the Holocaust interest you? Amanda at A Patchwork of Books found a slim short prose book for middle grades that explores this topic.
Write for a Reader shares a Maya Angelou poem.
Post Election Poetry here:
Cloudscome gives us an election day poem here. Carol shares a found poem. Stenhouse Publishers sent this entry for the week, inspired by the presidential election. JAMA has some thoughts about Jefferon’s and the blue state of Virginia. 7-Imp is feeling a combo of Beatles, Francis Scott Key, and Whitman with their entry.
Mother Reader treats us to with a piece from Jay-Z.
Little Willow is featuring November by Duncan Sheik at Bildungsromantoday. Nothing like Yeats to give us that Novembery feeling and Tricia has one of his poems here. Elaine at Wild Rose Reader shares, an original not-yet-ready-for-prome-time autumn list poem. Lori Ann Grover has an original haiku today titled Autumn Offering. Frost reminds me of November as well and can be found at Jennifer’s blog.
Laura has a bit of ekphrastic poetry and William Carlos Williams . Some original tanka is found Linda’s Write Time. At Blue Rose Girls, a Poetry Friday post for Native American Heritage Month with two poems by Sherman Alexie. Thanks to the blog, A Habit of Reading, this is sooo appropriate for Washington and Oregon” weather, The Mist and All. Adeventures in Daily lLiving explores the rain with an Aileen Fisher poem. Under the CoversAnother is in with an original fall poem, “Phoenix Feathers”. November is a time of reflection and Sarah had selected Marie Howe.
With November, came a time change and Sherry has a delightful poem by Robert Louis Stevenson.
In honor of Veteran’s Day:
Janet offers us review of America at War, a selection of war poems for children.
Barbara H. shares Walt Whitmans’ “Dirge for Two Veterans” this week in light of Veteran’s Day next week.
I will add and revise the post throughout the day (here’s to hoping the district will let me through).
Lat Night Arrivals:
Shubey is thankful to be home this weekend and shares this poem by Rusty Fischer. John Mutford reviews George McWhirter’s Anachronicles. Julie has her version of a post election victory song here. Cuileann shares the Franz Wright poem, “Night Walk” . Candice talks about a poem written by Rachel Field, author of Hitty, Her First hundred Years. America at War is reviewed here. Nadine plays with an acrostic poem for autumn.
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