Friday, August 31, 2007

Poetry Friday: On Having Misidentified a Wildflower

This is an amusing little poem and you can hear it read by the poet, Richard Wilbur, here at the Internet Poetry Archive. He includes, too, a fun story about the origin of the poem.

And, as long as you're there listening to Richard Wilbur, listen to The Writer -- one of my favorite poems -- one more time.

The Poetry Friday round-up can be found today here, at Mentor Texts, Read-Alouds & More.

And, do be sure to read this post at Read, Write, Believe about all the poetry goodies found in The Washington Post.

4 comments:

Sara said...

Well, that "one more time" for "The Writer" was for me, because I hadn't seen it. I have a daughter, and she writes, as I did, at that age, and this made me cry. I feel as if, in both mothering and writing, we're always standing outside that door, wishing and struggling with what to offer that day. I'm planning on keeping this one close by.

Karen E. said...

I, too, have a daughter this age who writes, and I, too, keep this poem close by. The starling is such a perfect metaphor ....

Melanie B said...

I'm so glad I clicked and listened to his reading. The explanation was almost as delightful of the poem (and certainly much longer!)

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for the link to this poetry site -- it's a new one for me and one to which I'll go back!