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Take me out to the ballgame...Kelly Fineman is in with a book review of Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written About the Game.
Fall is fast approaching...Kira shares a little Robert Frost.
MsMac is in with Gary Soto's Ode to My Library.
Suzanne is in with some sheer unmitigated silliness and some John Baillie.
Apparently, this poem was meant for my family. Michele is in with some Roald Dahl and Television.
When a brown truck drives up to your home, do you run to the door with a huge smile on your face? If so, read Mary Lee's post: Why I Have a Crush on You, UPS Man by Alice N. Persons.
"When thoughts of young John Lennon and "The French Connection" collide..." Slatts explains the references to this poem in his comments.
Angsty graffiti, finding brilliance and keeping poetry. Thanks, Sara Lewis Holmes.
Tricia is in with an original poem about the Rainy Day Blues.
Laura Salas wrote in the comments: Wordy Girls is in with 15 Words or Less poems written in response to a dog pic. Come add your own! Aww...this is a great picture to express in 15 words or less.
John Mutford is in with a classic poem, "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke.
A stunning book cover...Jama Rattigan shares "Boss of Food" by Lois-Ann Yamanaka.
Literacy Teacher is dreamin' about sunny, warm California.
Here's an amusing analysis about a preachy, preposterous Old (Sunday) School rhyme from "Bee" Happy. Thank you, Sam Riddleburger. Great header on your blog, by the way.
Karen Edmisten is in with a poem about the changing weather by Robert Finch.
The Old Coot (oh my, I feel so irreverent typing in your moniker) is in with a poem for those in a silly mood...Carmen Possum.
Anne Levy is in with "Mrs. Biddlebox: Her Bad Day ... and What She Did About it!"for some witchy fun.
Oh, to be back at the beach! Cloudscome has a great poem, "Jetty" by Andromeda Jazmon.
Crispus Attucks shares a poem, "Freedom's Plow" by Langston Hughes. Powerful stuff.
Semicolon is in with Indwelling by T.E. Brown.
What is an onion? AmoXcalli shares the Spanish and English version of Pablo Neruda's beautiful poem, Oda a la cebolla/Ode to an Onion.
Cuentecitos is in with Rafael Guillen's El Cafetal and a video on Aztec dancing and Mexican Independence Day.
TadMack shares an imaginative poem called "Sunflakes" by Frank Asch.
The Simple and the Ordinary is in with a lovely poem, "Evensong" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Liz Garton Scanlon has a cool poem, "Baby Doll Dress" by Lorna Dee Cervantes.
Melissa Wiley is in with "The Solitary Reaper" by William Wordsworth and a passage from his sister Dorothy's journal about the inspiration for the poem.
Charlotte is in with a little Ted Hughes.
Alkelda the Gleeful shares "Bric-a-Brac" by Dorothy Parker.
"I'm checking in with the prog rock stylings of Vonnegut this week," writes David Elzey in the comments. "Nice, Nice, Very Nice."
Oooo, another library poem! Becky shares "At the Library" by Nikki Grimes.
"Some Things Don't Make Any Sense At All." Thanks Susan for sharing some Judith Voirst.
Busy days and lots of cooking over at Becky's farm. Oh, it sounds so good and healthful. I'll have some pie and fun limericks.
These poems are for Sylvia's dog and dogs everywhere...
Blog from the Windowsill reviews The Twelve Days of Christmas: a Pinata for the Pinon Tree by Philemon Sturges.
Maureene has some Sneezles and a poem by the same name by A.A. Milne. Feel better!
Katie has a fun poem, A Fairy Went A-Marketing by Rose Fyleman.
Another sweet fairy poem! Miss Erin shares some Joyce Kilmer.
Summer is Gone. As translated by Kuno Meyer. Thanks, Liz.
Ponies! My kids would find that "A Blessing"--with a capital B. Thanks Eisha for sharing a little James Wright.
Linda Acorn shares Live With Me On Earth Under the Invisible Daylight Moon by Milton James Rhode Acorn.
Little Willow shares A Dancing Girl by Frances Sargent Osgood. Lovely.
Stacey Shubitz shares a holiday celebration poem...Rosh Hashanah by Alicia Ostricker.
World of Wands has a beautiful haiku inspired by the lotus flower from Thailand.
A talented twelve-year-old poet. Thank you, Katied, for sharing Chapters.