Friday, February 15, 2008

Poetry Friday -- Google Reader Chant

Inspired by April Pulley Sayre's three chant books Trout, Trout, Trout, Ant, Ant, Ant, and Bird, Bird, Bird, I set out to create a chant of all the blogs in my Google Reader. As you might imagine, I wound up with an even more profound appreciation for April's books. She works magic with animal names. I think I missed magic by quite a long shot.

I do okay with the chant rhythms (mostly), but my rhymes fall by the wayside fairly early. Every now and then, the chant seems to say something, but that is most likely by accident. And the ending...well, if you were jumping rope to this, you wouldn't mind so much that it.just.ends. (But it ends with a Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy so that you can snuggle up with your favorite book or computer and read! The roundup today is at hipwritermama.)

So I give you...

Blog, Blog, Blog
a Google Reader Chant


Check It Out, please!


  1. Rats! I forgot promised to do this for our next stretch. Okay, Monday it is. Will this inspire you to try another? I think this one is pretty amazing!

  2. Wow, fun and well done!
    Thanks for the blog blog blog!

  3. I love your poem/blogroll.And I'm so honored to be on it! I've never been in a poem before.

  4. Anonymous9:59 AM

    LOVE this! Read it aloud -- twice. And now I'm off to follow the links!!!

  5. It always amazes me that you guys are so versatile -- I cannot for the life of me force myself to make poetry in so many forms -- although I did just have help being pushed toward sonnets! -- Well done!

  6. This is really fun. I especially liked "Check It Out, please!". For some reason that part works especially well. But it's all very nice to chant. Thanks for brightening a Friday morning.

  7. Anonymous1:39 PM

    Very fun!

  8. Kudos, kudos, kudos!

  9. What a blast to read this out loud! I think you've started a trend...

  10. Wouldn't it be fun if some ultra-geek wrote a program so that you could sort your blog roll as a chant, rather than boring ol' alpha up and alpha down?!?

  11. Mary Lee,

    That's quite a chant! It can be fun palying around with the titles of blogs. Some months ago I wrote a found poem using the names of blogs.

    Thanks for including WRR in the chant!

  12. Let's all chant this when we meet up in Portland for the Bloggers Conference! We should have time to memorize it by then, right???

  13. This is so clever and creative! Have a nice long weekend Mary Lee!

  14. I love this, ML! Fantastic. What a creative idea.

  15. Anonymous12:55 PM

    How wonderful, Mary Lee, and how nifty to be included -- thank you!

    It definitely gets across the idea that poetry is meant to be read aloud.

    I think from now on, Thursday evenings, as I start thinking about my entry, I will say your chant. And the less inspiration I seem to have at the moment, the more loudly I'll chant!


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