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Thursday, March 28, 2019

POETRY FRIDAY IS HERE!

Welcome!
Poetry Friday is here!


Spring is probably my favorite season. And daffodils are one of my favorite parts of that season. I haven't seen too many daffodils yet this year, but the crocuses are up, so I know the daffodils are not far behind. 

Every spring, I celebrate the advent of spring with one of my all-time favorite poems, "Daffodils," by Ralph Fletcher. "Daffodils" first appeared in Ralph's book, ORDINARY THINGS: POEMS FROM A WALK IN EARLY SPRING. The book is almost twenty years old, so it's definitely an oldie but a goodie. If you don't already own the book, it's still available on Amazon.


"Daffodils"

They put on
a little show
simply by being
so yellow.

Their stems
darkly green
against the
faded brown barn.

Ralph Fletcher
from Ordinary Things: Poems from a Walk in Early Spring



I'm trying to learn to use Mr. Linky, but I'm having a few technical difficulties. For now, I guess I am just going to go old school, so leave your comments and I will round them up tomorrow. 

36 comments:

Ruth said...

Carol, I don't see Mr. Linky yet, so I'm going to post my link here.

https://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2019/03/poetry-friday-discard.html

Thank you for posting, and for the lovely daffodil photos and poem. I love daffodils, and we don't have them here, so I always enjoy people's photos when they are out!

KatApel - katswhiskers.wordpress.com said...

Oh dear... Mr Linky. Hope he hasn't caused you too much stress! I've posted an excellent new Australian book recommendation on my blog, called 'Raising Readers'. https://katswhiskers.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/raising-readers

I've been enjoying following lots of PoetryFriday friends on Instagram - and seeing assorted bulb-flowers blooming. Here, we've had a flush of green, at last, after much-needed (more needed) late rain. Not quite the same - but equally joy-filling!

Robyn Hood Black said...

Happy Spring, Carol! Lots of daffodils in our neck of the woods -:0) Thanks for sharing Ralph Fletcher's poem and book. I'm in with a short post & Archibald MacLeish's Ars Poetica.
http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog/posts/31932

Michelle Kogan said...

Your post is bursting with sunshine and Spring, thanks for all these gifts and the showy daffodil poem. Thanks too for hosting this weeks Roundup!

I'm sharing a couple poems about Spring, and in my poem I ponder on how March will leave and April begin, as a lion or lamb:
https://moreart4all.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/poetryfriday-lion-or-lamb/

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Your daffodil poem is a lovely way to welcome spring. Ralph Fletcher is one of my favorite poets. This week, I'm also welcoming spring with a little help from some bird friends.
https://kimberlyhutmacherwrites.blogspot.com/2019/03/poetry-friday-hello-spring-bird-edition.html

jama said...

Thanks for sharing Fletcher's poem, Carol. It's new to me and so lovely. Just perfect!!

This week I have a review of Pancakes to Parathas, a picture book by Alice B. McGinty, with a little breakfast buffet.

https://wp.me/p1GE6P-anG

I'm also collecting links from any bloggers who want to be included in my 2019 Kidlitosphere NPM Events Roundup.

Thanks for hosting (my link goes live at 6 a.m. Friday morning).

Myra Garces Bacsal said...

Thank you, Carol, for hosting. Really appreciate it. Love the yellows in your page too! :)
My Poetry Friday Offering features a rebel female poet from Iran:
http://gatheringbooks.org/2019/03/29/poetry-friday-35/
Thanks again!

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Thanks for hosting, Carol - and for sharing this simply spring-y poem! I'm also in a "spring" frame of mind today... https://wp.me/p2DEY3-28G

Teacher Dance said...

Thank you for hosting my Denver friend. I hope we don't get much snow tonight, only rain, please! I love Ralph Fletcher's 'yellow', think you will like my new blog header, changed a couple of weeks ago. I'm sharing about the coming April goals & some poems from Laura Shovan's birthday month celebration: https://www.teacherdance.org/2019/03/poetry-friday-tuning-up.html Happy Friday!

Mitchell Linda said...

Happy Spring to YOU, Carol. Those daffodils just make me smile. They are a sure sign of spring.
This week, I'm sharing a behind the scenes look at Poetry Pandemonium that I brought to my school (with a lot of help) from my friends. Anyone tweeters that would like to follow along are welcome to follow @librarymiddle for daily progress.
My post about all of this is at: https://awordedgewiselindamitchell.blogspot.com/

Little Willow said...

Happy spring! Thanks for hosting! I posted Among Women by Marie Ponsot at my blog, Bildungsroman:
https://slayground.livejournal.com/887267.html

Tabatha said...

Hi Carol! Thank you for hosting and for sharing Daffodils :-) We call my parents' house Daffodil Hill because they have so many.
I have had a heckuva week, but I am still here with my National Poetry Month project. It works on Safari and Chrome, not sure about Firefox. Here it is:
https://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/
With much appreciation to all the Poetry Friday poets who contributed!

Kiesha Shepard said...

Thanks for hosting, Carol! I love the way you are ushering in spring with this beautiful Daffodil poem! This week, I'm back in the round up after many weeks off and sharing a poem about hope. You can find it on my space at https://whispersfromtheridge.weebly.com/blog

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Spring is my favorite season too! Unfortunately we don't get daffodils here in FL, but I always look forward to buying a bunch at Trader Joes. :) Thanks for hosting this week, Carol. At Today's Little Ditty I have a preview of my Classroom Connections series for National Poetry Month. https://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2019/03/national-poetry-month-preview.html

laurasalas said...

Hi Carol, thanks for hosting! I love daffodils! I'm in today (also having a few formatting/tech problems) with Dreamy, an acrostic from my new book, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. https://laurasalas.com/poems-for-teachers/dreamy-poetry-friday/

And asking readers for a favor. Happy Friday!

Alice Nine said...

Thanks for hosting, Carol! I love daffodils.. perhaps because they welcome spring. Out of the words of Elie Wiesel, lines arose, flowed through my pen, and formed a poem --"Indifference." https://alicenine.net/indifference/

Molly Hogan said...

Hi, Carol! Thanks so much for hosting and for introducing me to this lovely poem by Ralph Fletcher. Daffodils are an inspiration, aren't they? I'm in this week with post that's serving double duty for the SOL Challenge and PF. I'm sharing an ekphrastic poem I wrote responding to a Richard Avedon photo.
https://nixthecomfortzone.com/2019/03/29/solc-2019-day-29-and-pf-ekphrastic-poem/

Catherine Flynn said...

Thank you for hosting today, Carol! Daffodils are a favorite of mine, too. It's been cold here in CT this month, so we're still a few weeks away from our daffodils putting "on a little show." Today I'm sharing a poem about pancakes, inspired by my prompt for Laura Shovan's February Poetry Project.

Catherine Flynn said...

Forgot this link!
https://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/slice-of-life-19-poetry-friday-pancakes/

Margaret Simon said...

Happy Spring! I don't know this collection from Ralph. Thanks for sharing and for hosting. I am sharing a poem composed impromptu by one of my students in the garden. https://reflectionsontheteche.com/2019/03/29/solc2019-29-secret-gardeners/

Christie Wyman said...

Happy Poetry Friday, everyone! I'm slicing up a refreshed daffodil-inspired poem to accompany Ralph's. Thanks for hosting this week, Carol! https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/open-for-the-season-solc19-poetryfriday/

Ramona said...

Daffodils just conjure up spring, don't they? Happy Poetry, Friday, Carol. You're brave to take on Poetry Friday right in the middle of slicing madness. Thanks for hosting!
I'm linking up with a "first poem" written by grandson Jack and me. I wish I could add the video of him reciting it yesterday at breakfast.
https://pleasuresfromthepage.blogspot.com/2019/03/sol-2831-our-first-poem.html

Irene Latham said...

Carol, I love ordinary things, and those daffodils and Ralph's poem are just lovely! Thank you! I'm in with an announcement for my 2019 ARTSPEAK project... and it has "yellow" in common with this post. :) https://irenelatham.blogspot.com/2019/03/announcing-my-2019-national-poetry.html Thank you for hosting... Mr. Linky can be a little tricky. Happy SPRING! xo

Sylvia Vardell said...

Thanks for hosting this week! I am obsessed with wisteria this spring, but daffodils run a close second! My post is a simple plug for my National Poetry Month features. That's all!

Yvona said...

Yes, daffodils... ours aren't blooming yet - crocuses are still under snow here. Whenever I think of poetry & daffodils together i think of Wordsworth's famous poem which remains one of my favorites...

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater said...

Thank you, Carol, for sharing this beautiful poem and for reminding me of this book. I am so grateful that spring is here!

Over at The Poem Farm, I have a poem about something I keep on my desk.

http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2019/03/poems-of-humblelovely.html

x, a.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks so much for doing the roundup this week! Lovely poem!

At Wild Rose Reader, I've posted about my planned book giveaways during National Poetry Month.

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2019/03/national-poetry-month-at-wild-rose.html

CAROL said...

Love Ralph Fletcher and have several of his books as I used to lead a Writer's Circle for Third Graders. Joy Write is also a favorite by him that I have read and put into use! Thanks for hosting this week.

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for hosting and for the daffodils. Mine are up, but won't be blooming for awhile yet.

My poem is about some surprises I had yesterday:
http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2019/03/poetry-friday-surprises.html

Anyone who wants to join me for a month of Playing with Poetry is invited to join and use the Twitter hashtag #playwithpoetryNPM
http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2019/03/2019-poetry-month-playing-with-poetry.html

Carol Varsalona said...

Carol as the host of PF, I thank you for brining in springtime with beautiful daffodils. Today, I am offering a post, All Things Poetic as a prelude to National Poetry Month at https://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-musings-19-all-things-poetic.html.
I am kicking off NPM with a Twitter event on 4.8.19 at #WonderChat & #NYEDChat with Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong as co-hosts.

Rose Cappelli said...

Thanks for the lovely post! I am offering a found poem today about the opening day game for the Philadelphia Phillies.
https://imaginethepossibilitiesblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/29/opening-day/

Jane @ www.raincitylibrarian.ca said...

Hurray, I'm celebrating spring on my blog, too! After such a long winter, I'm sharing a sunny haiku to welcome back Mr. Sun.

https://www.raincitylibrarian.ca/?p=21570

Karen Edmisten said...

I'm all about spring today, too, Carol, with "Spring (Again)" by Michael Ryan.

Thanks for hosting!

My post is here.

Ms. Mordhorst said...

Oh good heavens0--I worked hard this morning to get my psot up and then forgot to link!!!
https://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2019/03/looking-forward-to-poetry-month.html

Heidi (All of the Above)

Rebecca Herzog said...

Thank you for sharing the daffodil poem. My all time favorite flower is the dandelion. I will need to see if anyone has written a poem about them (that doesn't call them a weed!) I am sharing a Shel Silverstein poem about Hugs as well as holding a giveaway of a new picture book call THE HUG. Thanks for hosting. https://rebeccaherzog.com/2019/03/29/poetry-friday-hugs-a-giveaway-national-poetry-month/

susanbruck.com said...

Hi Carol,
Thanks for hosting this week! And I really like the daffodil poem. I wanted to post something today, but I just don't have it in me. I'm loving being in Colorado, though--and loved this rainy/snowy afternoon. And in spite of my lack of poetry this week, I thought I'd stop by and say hi.