Happy New Year!
Leave your link in the comments and I'll round up throughout the day.
I was the earliest early bird of all this week -- I posted on Wednesday about the most amazing gift of poetry ever.
Jules at 7 Impossible Things Before Breakfast treats us to "Burning the Old Year" by Naomi Shihab Nye.
Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect has wild bells ("The Way of the Soul" by Alfred Lord Tennyson) ringing in the new year.
John Mutford at The Book Mine Set is wondering whether poetry must only be heard, or whether it's okay if it's read, too.
Douglas Florian at Florian Cafe gives us a sneak peek, "Baryonyx," from his newest book DINOTHESAURUS, which will be out in March.
Gregory K. at GottaBook shares a New Year's poem, "Resolutions," about...guess what?!?!
TAKE A BREAK FROM POETRY: GO WATCH THIS VIDEO -- 2008 IN THREE WORDS
Lorie Ann Grover at On Point has an original haiku, written to thank a friend for her care and time.
At Readertotz, Lori Ann Grover shares "The Golden An" from Sesame Street. Check it out and see if you understan'!
At The Drift Record, Julie has an original sonnet, "A Sonnet for the New Year," and her favorite quote by a poet in 2008, taken from a September interview of Billy Collins.
Laura at Author Amok was inspired by a New Year's Eve drum line, which reminded her of "The Drum" by Nikki Giovanni.
Janet at Across the Page has a birthday poem for her mother, "A Fable," by Louise Gluck.
At laurasalas, Laura has a poem that will ring true for dog and cat owners alike -- "The (Almost) Perfect Host" by Linda Ashman.
Also at laurasalas, check out the 15 Words or Less poems for this week, inspired by a photo of a chain.
TAKE A BREAK FROM POETRY -- ENJOY SOME AMAZING FIREWORKS!
Cloudscome at a wrung sponge is in the mood for Rumi today.
Andrea at Just One More Book! has a podcast review of a rhyming book for toddlers, MY PUP.
Stacey at Two Writing Teachers has a delicious photo and a text message poem to go with it.
Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town has a poem to go with her word for the year: look.
Welcome to Lulu at Lulu's Library! For her first Poetry Friday she shares some Robert Frost and her dream that goes with it.
Sara Lewis Holmes at Read Write Believe shares an original, "The Bones of January."
TAKE A BREAK FROM POETRY AND MEDITATE ON THE PASSAGE OF TIME.
Bookworm at The Bookworm's Booklist is thinking about fresh starts with "My Year Book" by G. Welker.
Bill Varner at The Stenhouse Blog has a poem about fathers and sons this week, "Proud Son of an Honor Roll Student" by Timothy Cook.
Little Willow at Bildungsroman shares a bit of "Hope for the Hopeless" by A Fine Frenzy.
David at Writing Workshop shares two originals today, "Winter Sun" on his website, and another that is steaming up the comments here.
shelburns at Write for a Reader has a New Year poem, "Life I am the New Year," in which the blank book of a new year theme continues from "My Year Book" at The Bookworm's List.
MsMac at Check it Out reminds us to hold onto our dreams in the new year.
TAKE A BREAK FROM POETRY AND WATCH JIB JAB'S 2008 YEAR IN REVIEW.
Linda at Write Time found a perfect poem from Robert Service to share today.
Kelly at Kelly Polark has an original poem this week.
One of The Write Sisters, Mur, has some advice for improving the quality of your life.
Tiel Aisha Ansari at Knocking from Inside has an original villanelle today, "Holiday Debris."
Jennifer Knoblock at Ink for Lit found a poem that speaks to her about writing poems.
Karen Edmisten forgoes the ease of Billy Collins for some (surprisingly satisfying) T.S. Eliot. Good advice, Atticus! Great post, Karen!
At The Poetry University of Kelly Fineman this week, we have "Jabberwocky," by Lewis Carroll, complete with discussion and a performance by the Muppets.
Tadmack at Finding Wonderland shares a fabulous poem for the new year that will remind you to live in the moment.
Susan at Susan Writes gives us another poem to tack to the wall above our desks and remind us to live in the moment.
Sylvia Vardell at Poetry for Children gives us a glimpse into the future with a list of 2009 poetry books that are scheduled for publication, and she has a birthday poem for Jean Little.
Jill at Jill Corcoran Books writes, "in my post of EVEN MORE WRITING TIPS I have included Marilyn Singer's fantastic compilation of Authors, Editors and other Book People's answers to the question: WHAT MAKES A GOOD POEM."
Jennie at Biblio File is in with a song about Julian of Norwich.
Erin at Miss Erin has a New Year haiku for us...by Billy Collins! Why did I not know that he wrote haiku?
Cuileann at the holly and the ivy has a stunning portion of the poem "Käthe Kollwitz" by Muriel Rukeyser. I love this line: "and death holding my lifetime between great hands." Go read the poem, then go to Wickipedia and read about the life and work of Käthe Kollwitz.
Kim at Page After Page ends our New Year Edition of Poetry Friday with "The First Snowfall,"
by James Russell Lowell.
Thank you all for your submissions and your New Year greetings and wishes. I had fun creating the round up and I hope you had as much fun reading and viewing. Cheers!
Wait! Wait! Don't go yet! There's one more. Teach People Not Books did not ask to be rounded up, but I'm going to anyway. If you don't yet read this blog (on the learn) of a very smart (brains AND fashion) first year high school teacher, then you need to. She's in with an ode to Walt Whitman by Neruda.