I’ve been both ill and busy, and I forgot all about Poetry Friday–which is supposed to be HERE today! Have you ever invited people over and then forgotten that they are coming? That’s how I’m feeling–an embarrassed hostess!

However, I could use some poetry today. So leave your link in the linky and we’ll forget all about the dilatory and unprepared hostess.


1. New Hampshire Rock Garden
2. Becky Shillington (Charleston Nights)
3. Florian Cafe
4. Michelle H. Barnes (Inside the Mind’s Eye)
5. Robyn Hood Black (Margarita Engle interview)
6. Father Goose (The Couplet as Metaphor)
7. Jeff@NCTeacherStuff (Horizon)
8. Margaret at Reflection on the Teche (The Lake)
9. Catherine Johnson (Two Left Feet)
10. Keri Collins Lewis (Tabatha’s tritina & more)
11. Irene Latham (Poems about pocket treasures)
12. Random Noodling (The Last Laugh)
13. Tabatha (Still)
14. Kurious Kitty (Cocoon)
15. Kurious K (the wild mind)
16. Teacher Dance (The Vacation)
17. Elizabeth Steinglass (Sunflower)
18. Mary Lee Hahn (The Speed of Time)
19. Joy Acey (Modern Haiku)
20. Tabatha Yeatts (Still)
21. Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) – “The Couplet as Metaphor”
22. Linda (I Will Remember You)
23. Little Willow (from Hamlet by Shakespeare)
24. Violet N (Bullied Abecedarium)
25. The Poem Farm (Building and Visitors!)
26. Joy Acey (Gravitational Force)
27. Catherine (A Splot, Buildings, and a Windmill)
28. Karen Edmisten (Midsummer, Robert Fitzgerald)
29. Anastasia @ Poet!Poet! (Hacked)
30. Donna (Mainely Write – Remember when I made that cake…)
31. Cathy (A New Me)
32. Carol (Harrowing)
33. Janet Squires (A Fire in my Hands)
34. Betsy (Sun Night Light)
35. Iphigene @ GatheringBooks (A Widow’s Reply)
36. Fats @ GatheringBooks (Grave of the Fireflies)
37. Holly Thompson

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Matt Forest at Radio Rythm and Rhyme very kindly put up a post with links when he saw that I was AWOL, so you can leave links here or there–or both places. The more poetry, the better.

'BETH'S POETRY TRAIL No 7.  PHILIP LARKIN' photo (c) 2012, summonedbyfells - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

I found this poem picture at Wylio, my contribution to the party.

17 responses

  1. I am so sorry you have been under the weather, Sherry. I hope you feel much better soon! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Bless your heart! I hope you feel better soon — perhaps all of this poetry will be the best medicine!

  3. Tabatha says:

    Thanks for hosting! Hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks for hosting, Sherry! Still remembering your and Z-Baby’s amazing review of my OH MY, PUMPKIN PIE book a couple of autumns ago!

    Today we’re featuring The Couplet as Metaphor at the FATHER GOOSE Blog

  5. Just glad you made it to your own party, Sherry. We’re glad you’re here, even if it is in your pajamas. šŸ˜‰

  6. Sending you healthy vibes! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Linda Baie says:

    Sorry you’ve been ill, Sherry. Thanks for ‘now’ co-hosting. I see that I double-linked-put mine in before I saw you’d already done it. You certainly may remove one of them. I love your found poem, always love those words about books & libraries!

  8. I wish that I could pour some chicken soup through the keyboard to you. Feel better, and thank you for having us. It’s great to have poetry everywhere! Take care. a.

  9. Joy Acey says:

    Sherry,
    Sorry you’ve been ill. Just leave your vaccuum clener out and people will think you’ve been cleaning for our arrival.
    If Amy is sending chicken soup, I wish I could bring some warm cornbread for you to go with it. Hope you are feeling better soon. I’m working on spine poems today. I have one written down and one up–which ever way gravity takes you.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. […] sure to visit Sherry at SemicolonĀ or Matt at Radio, Rhythm & RhymeĀ for the Poetry Friday Round […]

  11. Thanks for hosting, Sherry! I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been ill!! I’m sending a full share of the relaxation and rejuvenation I felt at the writing retreat from which I’ve just arrived home. Thank you for snagging up my link, and thanks also to Matt for covering for you/us. As I wrote in his comments — that’s what I love about the Poetry Friday Community…we are a community, and we take care of each other!

  12. Feel better soon! And don’t worry — we’ll clean up after ourselves when the party’s over.

  13. Catherine says:

    Don’t be embarrassed! Sorry to hear you’ve been under the weather. Hope you’ll be feeling like yourself in no time.

    Philip Larkin’s poem is lovely, and is the perfect companion for my post about revisiting The Big Orange Splot, Myra Cohn Livingston’s “Buildings” and a student’s poem they helped inspire.
    http://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/poetry-friday-a-splot-buildings-and-a-windmill/

    Thanks for hosting!
    Catherine

  14. Anastasia says:

    I hope you feel better soon, Sherry!

  15. Cathy says:

    I hope I linked it correctly. Thanks for hosting!

  16. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is “A fire in my hands: poems by Gary Soto.”

  17. Barbara H. says:

    Hope you feel better soon! Love that poem!

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