Friday, August 17, 2012


Nothing fancy. I'm just going to throw a blanket down under the tree. Come and join me! I bought some snickerdoodles at the farmer's market after this morning's hike that I'll share. Here's some poetry to savor while we sit in the shade and chat:

Sylvia at Poetry For Children

Lori Ann Grover at On Point

Iphigene at Gathering Books

The Dodge Blog

Heidi at My Juicy Little Universe

Maria at Teaching in the 21st Century

Through the Looking Glass

The Write Sisters


Katie Ford Hall at Uneasy Pink

Carol at Carol's Corner

Diane at Random Noodling

Julie at The Drift Record

Jason at JMK

Kerry at Picture Books and Pirouettes

Ben at The Small Nouns

Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy

Debbie at A Journey in Learning

Jone at Check it Out

Kurious Kitty's Kurio Kabinet

David L. Harrison

The Slow-Dripped Life

Dori at Dori Reads

Laura at Author Amok

Amy at The Poem Farm

Ruth at No Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town

Charles at Bald Ego and The Father Goose Blog

Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference

Laura at Writing the World for Kids and 15 Words or Less

Irene at Live Your Poem

Linda at Teacher Dance

Robyn at Read, Write, Howl

Jama at Jama Rattigan's Alphabet Soup

April at Teaching Authors

Little Willow at Bildungsroman

Liz at Growing Wild

Douglas at Florian Cafe

Oh, yeah. My post is here.

Here's a Poetry Friday poem that came to me from the parent of a child I taught more than 18 years ago (don't you LOVE the connections that LAST?!?!) Powerful.

Here's the video response. Equally powerful:


  1. Hi Mary Lee! I'm here...with a poem, the anthology, and a giveaway! I looove snickerdoodles!

  2. Don't forget Kurious Kitty who today has an awesome post that starts with "Thunderboom!" by Charlotte Pomerantz and ends up with the inimitable Queen leading what never fails to be a sing-along--"Bohemian Rhapsody."

  3. I also wanted to mention that I've purchased my tickets for the Dodge Poetry Festival. Any other P.F.ers planning on attending?

  4. Here's my post for today. Hope I'm not too late for a snickerdoodle!

    1. Plenty of snickerdoodles left! Thanks!

  5. Thanks, Mary Lee!

    "The Boy from TV Land" illustrated by one of my favorite artists is @ The Bald Ego blog

    And "Hello Pillow" illustrated by the wonderful watercolorist Shirley Ng-Benitez is @ The FATHER GOOSE Blog

    1. You're in! Thanks for coming by...the search engine can only catch the posts that have Poetry Friday in them somewhere!!

  6. Thanks for hosting such a lovely picnic, Mary Lee. Perfect picnic weather here today, unlike most of this hot, dry summer. My co-blogger April Halprin Wayland shares her original poem, DROUGHT, today as part of our series on working through writing droughts:

  7. Thanks for the impromptu picnic, ML. I do love snickerdoodles :)!

  8. Hi Mary Lee,
    I just found you! Here's my link to a few original cinquains:
    All the best,

  9. Thanks for hosting! And I love snicker doodles too, especially dipped in coffee or milk!

  10. Hi, Mary Lee, thanks so much for stepping in to help host Poetry Friday. Very generous! And I appreciate being rounded up in the group, too. (Hope everything is OK with Andi.)

  11. Thank you for picking up, Mary Lee. I've been busy today, so just found out. Thanks for including me. I'll try to catch up over the weekend.

  12. Thanks, Mary Lee! I feel better knowing that the round-up has been rounded-up. I hope Andi is vacationing somewhere rather than something less fun going on.

  13. Mary Lee, thank you SO MUCH for picking this up and running! I feel so bad to have dropped the ball yesterday. You can only imagine the state of my life when I forget poetry. sigh. I did publish today with all the links that were left to me yesterday (not as thorough a job as you have done - kudos to you!). Anyone who wants to be linked also over there please let me know!

  14. Hi, Mary Lee. Thanks for finding me and letting me know you were hosting the roundup. I really appreciate it! The poem about Gabby Douglas and her ponytail was so wonderful. I really don't understand how her hair even became an issue. Plus, her hair style was identical to that of her teammates and I didn't hear anything about their hair. I love the video response, too. You are right that it is also very powerful. Do you know who put that together? Thanks again for hosting!

  15. Mary Lee, Echoing thanks for rounding up all of us! And glad to see Andi chiming in, too.

    Thanks as well for sharing the wonderful video(s)/poem. That articulate young woman said it better than most, and with such flair. It was so exciting watching young Gabby during the Olympics.

  16. Anonymous7:53 AM

    Mary Lee, would you be able to please tell me how one can be added to the list of Poetry Friday contributors? No one at returns my messages, but I've been featuring a different poem each Friday since the beginning of the month. Thank you in advance!


    1. Matt,

      See that schedule of roundup hosts in the sidebar of our blog? Each Friday, you link to the Poetry Friday roundup in your post, and then you go to that blog and leave the roundup host a link to your post and they include it in the roundup. Then you can read through the roundup, commenting on other people's posts, and they can find yours. In June and December I put out a call for roundup hosts, so if you start linking in and getting to know the regulars in the PF community by reading through the roundup and commenting, you might want to be a roundup host in the first half of 2013!!

      If you have any other questions, you can email me directly at mlhahn at earthlink dot net.


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