This week's Poetry Friday round-up is here. Welcome, PFers; please leave your links in the comments and I will update this post with your contributions throughout the day!
My offering for the week, with a complimentary rambling introduction, is Vijaya Mukhopadhyay's "Wanting to Move."
Susan has a very clever parody, "The Love Song of Wolfgang Puck (with apologies to T.S. Eliot)" by Eileen Tse.
Julie Larios has responded to some of Naomi Shihab Nye's thoughts on poetry and mystery with an original poem on the famously mysterious Sphinx.
Tanita S. Davis has a striking and wonderfully thoughtful John Updike poem, "Religious Consolation."
Susan of Black-Eyed Susan shares a poem that she says makes her smile every time she reads it: "Poetry Should Ride the Bus" by Ruth Forman. I love the picture it paints of how real and immediate poetry should be.
Tabatha's contribution is "Fair Warning" by Alden Nowlan. I honestly laughed out loud at this one. It reminds me of a certain Jack Sparrow quote.
Mary Lee shares "Sleepers Awake" by John Ashbery.
Tricia has a poem about mathematical operations: "Numbers" by Mary Cornish.
Janet has a really lovely original poem, "Falling Asleep," about bedtime and listening.
Carol shares Marge Piercy's "To Be of Use."
Stacey of Two Writing Teachers tells us about an interesting-sounding new poetry book, Well-Defined, and lets us sample a poem from it called "Incessant."
Elaine Magliaro's posted an original rhyming acrostic poem, "Shadow," at Wild Rose Reader, and in honor of her daughter's engagement, she shares Robert Burns's "A Red, Red Rose" at Wild Rose Girls. (I still remember how puzzled and amused I was as a little kid by this poem's regional spellings.)
Andrea has an audio discussion of a rhyming novel, Zorgamazoo, at her place.
Laura Salas invites you over to her place to write a fifteen words or less poem inspired by a picture she's posted, and shares two original sijo. A new form to me.
Jama's got "An Apology" by Roger McGough, a British poet who was popular in the '60s.
Kurious Kitty is celebrating the founding of the USPS with Dana Gioia's "The Letter."
The Shelf Elf describes her contribution, Wendy Cope's "The Orange," as a poem about finding and approaching beauty in small things.
The Write Sisters share a "A Teacher's Prayer" by John Hillen. I never thought before of teachers praying for snow days, but I don't know why not.
Over at her own blog, Jet has posted her poem "At Sea," continuing with her theme of "poems of love and lust."
Linda shares some thoughts on poetry as well as Jane Kenyon's bittersweet "Otherwise."
The Stenhouse Blog offers Constantine Cavafy's "The City." Dark but beautiful and true, I think.
Fiddler has "Divine Geometry," an excerpt from Dante's Divine Comedy.
Author Amok interviews the author who recently won a Caldecott Honor for a picture biography of William Carlos Williams.
Sylvia Vardell has a birthday tribute to Kenn Nesbitt and a review of his new book, My Hippo Has the Hiccups.
John Mutford reviews Sarah Holbrook and Allan Wolf's More Than Friends.
Jone has an original sijo as well as some original poetry from several fifth graders.
Kelly shares a Jack Prelutsky poem.
Cloudscome has two original sijo from Monday's Poetry Stretch.
Kelly Fineman shares "Memory," by Thomas Baily Aldrich.
Seven Impossible Things slides in with an excerpt from "A River Runs Through It" which isn't poetry but could have been a prose poem.
Jennifer Knoblock has collected some snatches from six different poets.
Nandini's in an early spring mood; head over to her place to read "Day Lilies," by Rosanna Warren.
Liz In Ink's sharing some prose-poemy excerpts from Kathi Appelt's The Underneath.
Little Willow's posted a beautiful small Emily Dickinson.
Tiela Aisha Ansari shares an original poem on "golden-fingered dawn," which reminds me of Homer's "rosy-fingered dawn."
Mike Thomson's posted a video of poet Regie Gibson reading "When They Speak Of Our Time."