Poetry Friday 2/28/14
Bildungsroman: Choose by Carl Sandburg
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Poetry Friday: Choose by Carl Sandburg
Merely Day By Day: Time to Chalk? (Original poem)
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It's Poetry Friday. Today's event is hosted by Anastasia at Poet! Poet!. Of course, it's also a day for a Chalk-A-Bration hosted by Betsy at Teaching Young Writers. It's been quite a winter and, while I'm trying hard not complain, I'm really done with it. Needless to say the thought of dragging chalk into my driveway is downright frightening so today I'm joining Poetry Friday and Chalk-A-Bration thanks to my Chalk Board app.
There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town: Poetry Friday: I Scarcely Grieve
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I found this one on the Poetry app from the Poetry Foundation. (You can find out more about it here.) It seems appropriate because I am heading into a holiday week (for Carnival), and we are planning to stay put here in Port-au-Prince in the turmoil. And folks, I scarcely grieve. I am just so glad to get some time off. And there's plenty that's beautiful right here. "There is no unimpressive spot on earth!" Sonnet: I Scarcely Grieve by Henry Timrod I scarcely grieve, O Nature! at the lot That pent my life within a city’s bounds, And shut me from thy sweetest sights and sounds. Perhaps I had not learned, if some lone cot Had nursed a dreamy childhood, what the mart Taught me amid its turmoil; so my youth Had missed full many a stern but wholesome truth. Here, too, O Nature! in this haunt of Art, Thy power is on me, and I own thy thrall. There is no unimpressive spot on earth! The beauty of the stars is over all, And Day and Darkness visit every hearth. Clouds do not scorn us: yonder factory’s smoke Looked like a golden mist when morning broke. Today's roundup is here. I don't use Pinterest and am resisting being sucked into it, but I hope I can figure out Anastasia's method of rounding up, anyway! Head on over there!
Poetry Friday: I Scarcely Grieve
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With older students, share this gorgeous Rossetti poem and talk about how our lives/world would change without an abundance of water. Keri Recommends: Poetry Friday: Winter Rain by Christina Rossetti
:: Adventures In Daily Living ::: Friday Poetry Where Children Live by Naomi Shihab Nye
Poetry Friday: "Worm Tale" A tale about a worm. OK, two worms.
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Poetry Friday: "After the Storm"
Poetry Friday: “Worm Tale”
November November comes, And November goes With the last red berries And the first white snows, With night coming early And dawn coming late, And ice in the bucket And frost by the gate. The fires burn And the kettles sing, And earth sinks to rest Until next spring. ~ Elizabeth Coatsworth Here is the coding if you want a button with a link to this week's round-up. :: this post is part of the Friday Poetry roundup hosted by Susan Writes.
Friday Poetry Where Children Live by Naomi Shihab Nye
my juicy little universe: sunshine part 2
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I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by my lovely and awesometastic blogger friend Heather from The Sassy Book Geek. Thank you so much for the nomination, Heather! Heather is a fantastic book blogger, so please make sure you head over and check out her blog! :D Click here to check out part 1 with…
I've been called a Polyanna more than once. But then I'm also incurably snarky. So, let's just split the diff and call me "Snarkyanna." Nevertheless, I've been nominated for a Sunshine Blogger Award by Kat Frost, the decidedly un-frosty and, in fact, downright delightful blogger at More Than I've Been. I'm supposed to do two…
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Random Noodling: Poetry Friday--"In the Detail" by Diane Mayr (Original poem)
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Click on image to enlarge for easier reading. © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. "The Orchard" by Thomas Cooper Gotch (1887), courtesy The Athenaeum. Here is another in my series of occasional ekphrastic poems (ekphrasis is art about art, in this case, poetry inspired by a painting). The artist, Thomas Cooper Gotch (1854–1931) painted some interesting pictures, a number of which are available for viewing online. One that I find particularly striking is titled, "The Child in the World." What a stylistic difference between it and "The Orchard" above! Courtesy The Athenaeum. The Round-Up this week is being held at Poet! Poet!
Poetry Friday--"In the Detail"
Live Your Poem...: WHAT THE HEART KNOWS by Joyce Sidman (Poetry collection)
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What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms, and Blessings, by Joyce Sidman. One of the most delightful poetry books I've ever read. Truly, it is for all ages. And as if the poetry itself is not fabulous enough, the illustrations are absolutely charming. Do yourself a favor and read this.
Children's Book Committee March 2014 Pick: WHAT THE HEART KNOWS by Joyce Sidman, illustrated by Pamela Zagarenski (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013)
What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings by Joyce Sidman. This unique poetry collection offers poems, laments, spells, promises, and charms to help you deal with difficult and good times in life.
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Carol's Corner: DOG SONGS by Mary Oliver (Poetry collection)
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Dog Songs: Mary Oliver Poems and passages about beloved dogs from one of the most articulate and soft-hearted dog-lovers on the planet.
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Dog Songs Mary Oliver “Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift.” Mary Oliver, one of our greatest li...
#5 - Beloved by her readers, special to the poet’s own heart, Mary Oliver’s dog poems offer a special window into her world. Dog Songs collects some of the most cherished poems together with new works, offering a portrait of Oliver’s relationship to the companions that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work.
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Author Amok: Orange you glad it’s Poetry Friday, Sweet Pea? 2014 Poetry Project (Original poem)
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Orange you glad it’s Poetry Friday, Sweet Pea? 2014 Poetry Project
Kurious K's Kwotes: a definition of magic
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Kurious K's Kwotes: Poetry Friday
...my definition of magic in the human personality, in fiction and in poetry, is the ultimate level of attentiveness. ~ Jim Harrison ~
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Happiness is a Poem by May Sarton and a Cream Scone (from the blog Jama's Alphabet Soup)
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A Year of Reading: Poetry Friday: Poems for a Book Character
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Teaching Young Writers: Chalk-A-Bration February 2014 (Student poem)
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Chalk-A-Bration February 2014
TeacherDance: Poetry Friday Pinning and Snow Chalking (Original poem)
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TeachingYoungWriters. Anastasia Suen is hosting today on Pinterest. Head over to see the fabulous board! Thanks for doing this, Anastasia, very fun! Lots going on for Poetry Friday. It's the end of the month, so time for Chalk-a-bration with Betsy Hubbard at TeachingYoungWriters. And I want to say a public thank you to Laura Shovan, Author Amok, for a wonderful month of Pantone Poetry for her birthday celebration. I didn't add my words today, but have written for nearly every day this month. It's been a pleasure and a challenge. Thanks much, Laura! For the past few chalk-a-brations, it's either been too cold or snowy to chalk on the sidewalk, so I've "chalked" for the tradition, but become a little creative as to where I've done it. Hopefully more spring poems will bring spring faster. I imagine there will be some today. I've already read one!
Poetry Friday Pinning and Snow Chalking
readertotz: Poetry Friday: WE'RE GOING TO THE FARMERS' MARKET (Picture book poem)
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We've been waiting for a children's book about the Farmer's Market! Here it is by Stefan Page. We're Going to the Farmers' Market is a board book packed with bright, perfect illustrations. It is pretty simple but great for discussion with older children with a healthy food message.
We're Going to the Farmer's Market by Stefan Page - In simple rhyming text, children visit the local farmers' market to buy fresh fruits and vegetables and then return home to cook a feast.
By Stefan Page - In this story, readers get to visit local farmers, fill baskets with fresh fruits and vegetables and then head home to cook a feast, all with goodies from the farmers’ market! Featuring Stefan Page’s graphic art, this delightful board book is filled with bold splashes of colour and unique patterns.
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We're Going to the Farmers' Market is by print and pattern designer Stefan Page and it represents the perfect pairing of board book format and content. As infants and toddlers, board books introduce children to the world around them, from animals to trucks to body parts. How perfect, then, to have a board book featuring what, for many lucky families, is a weekly event - going to the farmers' market! The text in Page's book is appropriately brief and rhyming and starts off, "To market, to market, we are on our way." What I especially love about the first few pages is that they seem to be illustrated from the perspective of the intended audience, a toddler in a stroller. After a couple of pages that detail the things bought at the farmers' market, it's home to the kitchen to make dinner! The final page begins, "To table, to table," and shows a beautifully set table and a delicious looking meal. Of course, We're Going to the Farmers' Market teaches little readers the about food, but it also sets the stage for what hopefully will be a lifelong appreciation of farm to table foods and the sense of community that comes from knowing the people who grow your food and seeing them in person every week! For a fantastic non-fiction picture book about this very subject, To Market, To Market by the amazing Nikki McClure, scroll down. But first, enjoy images from A B C Farmers' Market Flash Cards and the Farmers' Market Mobile, also by Stefan Page. Stefan Page's pattern and design work, iPhone 4 cases! To Market, To Market by Nikki McClure
Kids' picture book about going to the farmer's market.
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Poetry Friday: Poetry Postcard Time
Poetry Friday: Poetry Postcard Time (Student poems: Sign up to have a poetry postcard sent to you!)
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It's time Poetry postcards delivered in mailboxes Handcrafted originals Student creations ~Jone Rush MacCulloch In another month, it will be National Poetry Month. And this marks the sixth year that students from my school will write poems and illustrate them on postcards. They arrive sometime in April in your snail mailbox. Here’s a couple of…
Colors Chalkabration | Reflections on the Teche (Student poems)
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The Secret Ingredient to Creating Engaged Writers « TWO WRITING TEACHERS - nice short resource with FREE downloadable writing profile/interview (adaptable to grade levels)
Slice of Life Challenge: Every Kid Needs a Mr. Walker. Jackie shares her story of growing up with Mr. Walker. Perfect mentor text for personal narrative essay.
Two Writing Teachers (blog) and Slice of Life Story Challenge How to write your slice of life story: *Choose an every day moment from your life *focus on the details that make it stand out for you (people, dialogue, action, feelings, sensory details) *Begin "in the moment" and try to recapture the scene. The key is using your thoughts and feelings. Try to improve each time, challenge yourself.
Pumping Up for March Slice of Life Challenge! « TWO WRITING TEACHERS
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After reading Write Beside Them, Tara Smith realized she had to connect her teacher and writer identities. No longer would it be enough to share mentor texts and confer. She realized she needed to share her writing life with her students and walk them through her thinking as she wrote.
light·heart·ed adjective \-ˌhär-təd\ Definition of LIGHTHEARTED 1 : free from care, anxiety, or seriousness : happy-go-lucky 2 : cheerfully optimistic and hopeful : easygoing from Merriam-Webster Online I'm coming to believe lighthearted is a choice, a choice I want to make for my life. Here I am, a mother of four children, a full time instructional coach, a writer, a friend, a wife, to list the roles will fill the night, and I make mistakes. It's impossible to get things right every single minute of every single day of every single week. I'm bound to mess up. Even if I don't mess up, there's a good chance I'll be misunderstood. Even if I'm not misunderstood, there's a good chance I'll drop the ball. As my life gets fuller, I've noticed the potential for mistakes increases. I don't like mistakes. Actually, that's not true, because I'm quite forgiving of other people's mistakes. It's my own I don't like. I don't like making mistakes. Who does? The problem is sometimes when I make a mistake, I feel guilty. I wrack my brain trying to figure out what I could have done differently, how I could have avoided the mistake. I want to fix it. I'm embarrassed and wonder how I could have made such a mistake. All of this and it doesn't even have to be big. This takes a lot of energy out of a person. It can make a person serious and prone to trying to corral the day in order to avoid mistakes. I'm not that person anymore. I'm pretty sure this part of being a recovering perfectionist. Mistakes are part of life. I'm learning to live in the midst of them and still shine. I can do this by choosing cheer. I can do this by smiling, laughing, and remembering it is up to me to bring joy. I can't do this if I'm handcuffed to my mistakes. Rather, I'll let them go and step into a light heart. Join us at Two Writing Teachers for the March Slice of Life challenge.
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Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet: Poetry Friday--"Lullaby for a Daughter" (Poetry collection)