In honor of my new venture into the world of making art, I have an original poem which is a take off of This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams.
I HAVE TO TELL YOU
I have taken
the blank paper
you kept in your desk
you were probably
of your own
there were colors
waiting to escape.
Susan Taylor Brown, all rights reserved
The Poetry Friday round-up is here this week so please leave a link to your post in the comments and I’ll round them all up through-out the day. (If you read this blog on Facebook, please come over here and leave your link so I don’t miss it.)
(NOTE: When you leave your link, please help me out by putting your name/blog name, name of the poem, and a permalink to the entry, not just a generic blog entry. It saves me the time of having to click through to every single blogger that left a comment. Thanks! I should have put this in the original message.)
Barbara Turner warms us up with The Cremation of Sam McGee.
Kelly Fineman gifts us with an original poem Holiday Dinner To-Do List.
Sheri Doyle says, “I’m in with a post on another poetry book from our holiday box. I take a look at the various soundscapes found in Winter Poems.
Ruth offers us On Closing Anna Karenina by Billy Collins.
Jone MacCulloch shares an original clerihew.
Father Goosesposts The Perfect Love Poem.
Tricia at Miss Rumphius Effect shares Longfellow and the poem Woods in Winter.
Kelly Polark has holiday poems and recipes
Because it’s too darn cold, I’m offering up The Cremation of Sam McGee over at thewritesisters.blogspot.com
And nice take on the Williams poem!
Poetry Friday Link
Hi, Susan – thanks for doing the round-up this week. I have two political clerihews over at The Drift Record
Well, I’m up with an “original” – a poem made up of search terms people used to end up at my blog, with the twist being all the terms had the word “poem” in them….
I Enjoy Popping Bubble Wrap with My Pinky Toe
Thanks for hosting, Susan!
I’m in today with a post that doesn’t have as much poetry in it as I had hoped for. It’s the fourth installment in my series on they study of theme in my 4th grade classroom.
Thanks for rounding up today, and for your artistic take on Willie Williams’ poem!
Thanks for rounding us up, Susan. I love your poem–feels very celebratory!
I’m in with a poem called Old Tongue by new-to-me Scottish poet Jackie Kay. http://laurasalas.livejournal.com/189889.html
Susan, love your Williams inspired poem! I’m in with a video presentation of Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays.” http://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2009/12/loves-austere-and-lonely-offices.html
Thanks for hosting!
Susan, I like that one very much! Sounds like my son.
I am in with an original found poem, “Altered Talk #1,” and a link to a cool site of an artist/writer who has a book of blacked out newspaper poetry.
I’m sharing THE PLACE WHERE POETRY BEGINS, a very special anthology of 250 poems from kids in my urban school district.
I hit send on the last comment and didn’t include my website. The anthology, THE PLACE WHERE POETRY BEGINS is at http://www.carolwscorner.blogspot.com
At Random Noodling I have two seasonal pieces by Christina Rossetti.
At Kurious Kitty’s Kurio Kabinet I share a poem that originally appeared in St. Nicholas Magazine.
“beautiful colors/waiting to escape” I love these lines, Susan!
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for doing the roundup this week! Liked your takeoff of Williams’s poem.
At Wild Rose Reader, I have two original poems for a special holiday post: “Things to Do If You Are a Bell” and “Season’s Greetings from Jack & Rudy.” (Jack and Rudy are my daughter’s yellow lab and her cat, respectively.) I have also included links to earlier reviews of books of Christmas poetry and Christmas picture books in verse.
At Political Verses, I have Stand for Christmas: A Song Parody & a Poem.
I’ll be back later when I publish my post at Blue Rose Girls.
Love your poem, Susan!
Today I’m rhapsodizing on plum pudding and mince pies with traditional reveling:
Thanks for hosting!
cat poem from florian cafe
Cats Sleep Anywhere
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open draw, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don’t care! Cats sleep anywhere.
Thanks for hosting, Susan – and I’m happy to share my blank paper with you, any time!
I’ve posted on snow, by Emily Dickinson. http://deborahfreedman.wordpress.com/2009/12/15/time-for-bed/
I have to tell you…
your poem is lovely!
that’s all. 🙂
Re: I have to tell you…
At Blue Rose Girls, I have “Before Christmas,” a poem by Landis Everson.
I’m in with song lyrics today!
I loves that poem! 😀
Poetry Friday on The Stenhouse Blog
This week’s poem on The Stenhouse Blog is Snow-Flakes by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Love your poem, Susan. I’m thinking of all the soldiers away from their loved ones this holiday season so I’m sharing a poem I’ve been working on. Thanks! Linda
Oh, I like that!
I like your poem! Nice job. I like freeverse and rhymed. Fun to write isn’t it?
I host a poetry friday on my blog, too. I call it Free2rhyme (or not) Fridays. Here is the link to today’s post: http://bit.ly/Christmaspoem
thank you for sharing everyone’s posts!
Thanks so much for hosting Susan!
I’m in with a poem for peace:
Love your new venture, Susan! Isn’t there something so relaxing and playful about making a collage?
I have “When You Go Anywhere” by William Stafford on my site– http://www.tabathayeatts.com/poetryfriday.htm
The theme this week at The Incredible Thinking Woman . . . as it just so happens . . . is paper.
Today’s poetry offering is a poem by poet Marjorie Evasco, with a brief bit on why she writes (it started in her childhood in the Phillipines).
Even if you don’t have time to read that, you absolutely must see the two videos I posted further down the page. Both are stop animations using paper. Really incredible stuff, and something you won’t want to miss!
Forgot to post the link at The Incredible Thinking Woman — it’s:
Blues for Absent Friends
I posted lyrics to the song Annie by Vanessa Carlton at Bildungsroman. Happy Friday, Susan! 🙂
Aww – lovely!
I’m in with an original poem as well: Holiday Dinner To-Do List. Here’s the link info: http://kellyrfineman.livejournal.com/507760.html
I’m sharing an original poem, “Bless This House,” at jeniwrites.livejournal.com.
I love your poem! So beautiful…
Thank you so much for hosting! Here’s my link:
Thank you for hosting, Susan. I love your poem!
I’m in with a post on another poetry book from our holiday box. I take a look at the various soundscapes found in Winter Poems.
Thanks for hosting! My link is here.
Here’s my link. Thanks for hosting.
Susan, I love your William Carlos Williams tribute poem! The words and the idea behind them.
Here’s “The Perfect Love Poem” at
FATHER GOOSE blog
Thanks for hosting today, Susan!
I have holiday poems and recipes today!
Kelly – no link for me! 🙂
I’ve been trying to leave my link all day, but I kept getting error messages for your livejournal account. I hope this isn’t happening to others.
I’m in today with Longfellow and the poem Woods in Winter.
Well poop. I don’t know what’s going on but I can see you now.
P.S. – Thanks for hosting this shindig!
Oops! Sorry! 🙂
I have holiday poems and recipes at http://www.kpolark.blogspot.com.
Loved your take (take-off?) on WC Williams.
Thank you for including me! 🙂
DON’T SWEAT IT
“Don’t sweat it” easy to say
Not so easy to do.
I try to tell myself don’t sweat it when there is never enough money to pay the bills.
When I hear people planning holidays that I may never be able to do don’t sweat it. It might be my turn one day.
Don’t sweat it when I put yet another dint in the car. After all it is only a car it can be fixed.
Don’t sweat it when there is absolutely nothing you can do about a situation. Just accept it.
I have spent so much of my life living in sorrow and misery. Worrying about every single little thing. When all the time I should be just telling myself
DON”T SWEAT IT
– Anne McKenna