Thursday, May 28, 2009
Welcome, poetry lovers! Roundup is here... so leave your name and link and a little bit about your post in comments and I'll corral them periodically throughout the day. This little tradition has been a wonderful addition to my week... I truly believe poetry makes the world a better place, and I have so enjoyed the posts on all of your sites in recent weeks.
As for my own contribution, I give you a steamy poem I wrote after listening and listening to Norah Jones. I was so pleased and honored when it appeared in Motif: Writing by Ear. If you enjoy writings about music, this is a must-have anthology. Seriously. Excellent stuff.
After Listening to Norah Jones’ Come Away with Me
I remember your weathered
mouth at daybreak
how it disappeared
over a steaming hill
and my ears filled
with a fierce humming.
Go tend the barbed wire.
I will wait for you
on the shuck mattress
red roof unpinned
I will hold the heavy
bucket, fill it
with golden sagebrush
and puffs of cinnamon smoke.
You be the nightingale
and sing us a song.
- Irene Latham
Mary Lee features a cecropia moth that we found in our school garden earlier this week.
Laura has 15 Words or Less poems up.
Sara has some thoughts some puzzlement over Wallace Stevens' line "I wish that I might be a thinking stone."
Stella wrote a poem about Mother Reader's coming up event 48 Hour Reading Challenge.
Tricia has a poem by Gregory Orr.
The Write Sisters look at Write Your Own Poetry by Laura Salas.
Kurious Kitty is in with "Lost" by Carl Sandburg.
Gregory K. has a post on made up words and invites you to share yours.
Diane suggests differentiating haiku from haiku.
Andromeda has a couple or original poems for her children's teachers today.
John Mutford has favorites from Henry Reed.
Violet has an original poem on sewing (girl after my own heart!)
Blackeyed Susan shares a poem by Nita Penfold.
Color Online offers an original poem.
The Stenhouse Blog has two poems by Olivia Varner.
Kelly has an original poem.
At Wild Rose Reader, poems in limbo.
At Blue Rose Girls, a Marie Howe mother-daughter poem.
Kelly offers a Ben Jonson poem.
Ray has an original poem.
At Bildungsroman , song lyrics.
At Knocking from Inside, an original poem entitled "Mad Birds."
Janet has NPR's recession haiku and a Wendell Berry poem.
Tabatha offers haiku (and haiku-ish). Love it! :)
TS offers an original poem.
Readertotz offers Around the Green Gravel.
Lorie Ann has an orignal poem.
Mitali also has an original poem.
Karen has Billy Collins' Workshop (one of my faves!)
Serena offers an original poem.
Liz's poem has gone to the DOGS!
Chicken Spaghetti shares a Mark Doty poem.
Jill shares an original acrostic poem.
Julie's got an original sonnet. !!
Susan shares an original award-winning poem.
Erin shares an original "california" poem.
Sherrie shares an interview with Thalia Chaltas, author of verse novel BECAUSE I AM FURNITURE.
Sarah has a (not autobiographical) original poem. :)
Jennie shares a review of I HEART YOU, YOU HAUNT ME by Lisa Schroeder.
Sylvia is in with a review of COME TO THE CASTLE (and a contest -go see!!)
Bri shares a William Carlos Williams poem and a link to other poems inspired by art.