Poetry Friday time! There are all kinds of wonderful links at Tabatha Yeatts’ blog, The Opposite of Indifference. Go visit and see.
Does anyone else love playing with book spine poetry? My last one was a jump rope rhyme, so today is a change of pace.
Island in the sun -
the little red fish
by water’s edge.
From: ISLAND IN THE SUN by Harry Belafonte and Lord Burgess with Illustrations by Alex Ayliffe; THE LITTLE RED FISH by Taeeun Yoo; BY WATER’S EDGE by Kay Barone.
Hello, Poetry Friday. More links over at Linda’s Write Time blog!
Mix and Match
The cat says high.
The dog says low.
The cat says stop.
The dog says go.
The cat says scritch.
The dog says scratch.
My pets just mix -
they never match.
Monica Gudlewski 2014, All Rights Reserved.
Illustration via Wikimedia Commons. Illustrator Unknown.
‘The Poem Trail’ blog is now ‘Cartwheels.’ :)
Photo by Karen Vernon via Wikimedia Commons
The best I have to
offer you is the small size
of the mosquitoes.
Haiku by Basho
Public Domain Photo by Vlieg via Wikimedia Commons
House above the creek,
perched sideways on the rocks,
every time I see you
I hold my breath -
and my heart leaps
into the current.
Monica Gudlewski, 2014, All Rights Reserved
Thanks to Buffy Silverman for hosting Poetry Friday this week at Buffy’s Blog. Lots of great poetry!
“Colors of Pitanga” by Leo.dower via Wikimedia Commons
Hello, Poetry Friday. Here’s a small offering I saw on Twitter this week that seemed more poem than tweet to me. Just twelve words.
“Not then but now.
Not there but here.
Not that but this.”
(Tweeted by Everyday Mindfulness – @mindfuleveryday)
Poetry Friday is hosted by Jone at Check It Out today. She has lots of wonderful links over there.
Poetry Friday is hosted today by Catherine M. Johnson. Visit her site to find many poetry links for the week.
Thank you to Carol at Carol’s Corner for explaining Poetry Friday to me. She shared this post by Tabatha Yeatts with me. It’s a great introduction to Poetry Friday, if you’re wondering how it works, too.
My contribution this week is a link to something small but wonderful. While thinking about the Poem Movie Challenge on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes’ blog, I came across this version of Claude McKay’s poem, THE TROPICS IN NEW YORK, on The Poetry Foundation’s site. The animation is gorgeous, and Ziggy Marley’s reading is unforgettable. I hope you’ll like it, too.
Claude McKay, Wikimedia Commons
Thanks to Michelle Heidenrich Barnes at Today’s Little Ditty for including my cinquain “Wading” in the Ditty of the Month Club. I’ve read so many wonderful poets’ cinquains this month on her blog.
I wrote “Wading” from memories of Little Peconic Bay on Long Island, where I fished, swam, and explored, as a child.
Another Little Peconic Bay cinquain:
my fishing line
into the restless bay.
I cast straight, but the current goes
2014, Monica Gudlewski. All rights reserved.
Book dedications tell a lot.
When I publish my first book, I’m going to dedicate it to my dog, and the dedication will probably be something like this one, posted by author Christi Corbett on her fun blog.
At her blog Today’s Little Ditty, poet Michelle H. Barnes just launched a project called the Ditty of the Month Club (DMC). It’s a fun way to get acquainted with authors, and experiment with poetry. Each month features a different author and poetic form.
May’s author is Laura Purdie Salas, whose latest book, “Water Can Be…” came out in April with Millbrook Press. May’s poetic form is cinquains; in particular, cinquains about water, and memories of water.
Michelle is taking submissions directly on her blog. She’ll feature some of the poems she receives on her blog, and all of them will be included in a round-up post at the end of the month.