Friday, October 06, 2006

Poetry Friday: Overdue Library Book Edition

In honor of finally finding a library copy of Hop on Pop in my cluttered home (15 days overdue), I thought I'd share my favorite part of this early-reader classic:

Mr. Brown upside down.
Pup up.
Brown down.
Pup is down.
Where is Brown?
Mr. Brown is out of town.

ETA: You simply must check out Gregory K.'s Oddaptation of Hop on Pop at GottaBook. These lines made me laugh out loud: SO SLOW/This book’s so slow./OH WOE/More rhymes to go.

Christine M. celebrates the Harvest Moon with Carl Sandburg at The Simple and the Ordinary .(It's a beautiful moon here too, Christine!) The moon's the thing at Bildungsroman/Slayground as well: Little Willow contributes "The Cat and the Moon," by William Butler Yeats.

Becky shares "Vegetables," by Eleanor Farjeon, at Farm School.

Fibs abound this week. Well, okay, there are two: Wendy shares a not-appropriate-for-children fib at Blog from the Windowsill and Gregory K. makes us laugh and eat poptarts at GottaBook.

Michele of Scholar's Blog shares Thomas Gray's "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" in honor of National Poetry Day in the U.K.

Susan Taylor Brown contributes "To her friends said the Bright one in chatter," by A. H. Reginald Buller, at Susan Writes. (It's a funny one!)

Franki reviews Roger Housden's Ten Poems to Last a Lifetime at A Year of Reading.

The Old Coot is back with by Langdon Smith's "Evolution."

Laura shares Edna St. Vincent Millay's "First Fig" in an attempt to overcome childhood poetry trauma at Tockla's World of Children's Literature. (Hey, Laura! You've picked up on one of the main points of Poetry Friday)

Late entry: Nancy from Journey Woman does not disappoint with Robert Southey's harvest poem, "God's Judgment on a Wicked Bishop." Follow Nancy's links, this is a good one.

These just in!: A recent tragedy makes Liz B. think of "A Refusal to Mourn the Death, by Fire, of a Child in London," by Dylan Thomas, at A Chair, a Fireplace and a Tea Cozy. And, Susan of Chicken Spaghetti directs us to "Seasons of Love" (music, video, and lyrics) from the musical Rent.

If I've missed your post, please drop me an e-mail or a comment. Happy Friday to one and all!