Thursday, June 10, 2010

Poetry Friday is Here Today!

Welcome poets, pals , and random peoples! Please post a note about your poem and link in the comments, and I will add you to my list throughout the day!

"School's out for summer!" sings Alice Cooper and all of us at the Polark house this week. It's our first full week without school. My five year old calls it "fake summer" because he says that summer doesn't really start until the 21st. As spring and "fake summer" ends, I give you my original poem about spring that I wrote for a contest this year at Word Wrangler. I am happy to say goodbye to icy rain and hello to sunny days at the pool. How about you?


Spring is a tease.
She embraces me with her warmth one day,
Then she pummels me with ice the next.
She asks for forgiveness with cold raining tears
And flowers every color of the rainbow.
Then once again she’s bitter and cold.
I think I prefer to be friends with her sister, Summer.
Summer’s hot.

-by Kelly Polark, all rights reserved.

Amy LV at The Poem Farm has an original poem titled "Here Poem!" today.
Kim Kasch shares "Before Summer Fades Away" today at her writer's blog.
Charles Ghigna has "Racing the Wind" from his collection A Fury of Motion: Poems for Boys at Father Goose.
Tiel Aisha Ansari shares an original prose poem titled ""For the Protection of Consumers today.
Laura Evans has a poem by Mechtild of Magdegurb at All Things Poetry.
Susan Taylor Brown shares some amazing poems by incarcerated teens.
Julie Larios has "Seal Lullaby" by Rudyard Kipling at The Drift Record.
Laura at Author Amok is talking poetry today with Ellen Hopkins and posting one of her poems.
A Year of Reading is sharing a praise song today. Also, you can sign up to host a future Poetry Friday at her blog as well!
Carol is moving right along with a poem by Kay Ryan at Carol's Corner.
Ruth is in the roundup today with Verlaine and the summer of '87!
Irene Latham is in with a poetic update and an excerpt from an original poem entitled "True Things Learned from Cats."
Linda at Write Time shares "What I Learned" poems from students.
Laura Salas has some fabulous poetry news and a shout out to Alice Schertle!
Laura Salas also shares 15 Words or Less poetry inspired by a cool beach sculpture.
Today Kurious Kitty talks about NH's Celia Thaxter and her poem, "Dust." Celia Thaxter is also represented at Kurious K's Kwotes

A little silliness is happening at Random Noodling with A.A. Milne's "Furry Bear."
At The Write Sisters Diane shares a lovely little poem by Muriel Stuart, "The Seed Shop."
Jeannine Atkins shares a post about Scrap by Scrap: Writing Poems from History.
Jama Rattigan is presenting a little melodrama by way of "Making Lemon Curd."

This week on The Stenhouse Blog they have a great poem by Ralph Fletcher. You decide: is it possible to write a poem about a squished squirrel?
Tanita Davis in today with some Whitman - To A Stranger.

Maclibrary has two poems today: A Naomi Shihab Nye poem at Check It Out and one about the heat or lack there of at Deowriter.
At Wild Rose Reader, the subject is GRASS. Elaine has two original poems on the subject--a list poem and an acrostic--as well as a poem by Valerie Worth.
Sally is talking Shakespeare plays at Paper Tigers Blog today.
At Blue Rose Girls, Elaine has a poem by Robert Wrigley entitled "Mowing."

Karen Edmisten is in with Ted Kooser today.
Shelley has intriguing episodes at Rain: A Dust Bowl Story.
Liz Scanlon shares a post on the Gulf Coast troubles and a Natasha Trethaway poetry project.
Doraine Bennett shares "Deep Sea Diver" at Dori Reads today.
Priya has Ted Kooser's "A Rainy Morning" at her blog today.
Janet Squires is linking the book "The Night Before Summer Vacation," written by Natasha Wing, and illustrated by Julie Durrell.
Maya Ganeson is sharing an original titled, "Step."