Thursday, August 11, 2011

Poetry Friday: I'm Hosting!


I cannot seem to host Poetry Friday without falling back on Richard Wilbur. But since he's never stale and always sublime, I don't have a problem with my predictability.

Go here to read a short, powerful, beautiful poem -- "The House" was written after the death of his wife and a more poignant poem on the subject would be hard to find.

Mr. Linky awaits all your linky goodness, and so do I:

20 comments:

Robyn Hood Black said...

Thank you for hosting, Karen. What a lovely and haunting poem. I'm savoring the end of summer with a Jane Kenyon poem at http://www.robynhoodblack.com/blog.htm?post=805789

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Hello Karen, thank you for hosting and having this up extra early. I loved the poem you shared and enjoyed the virtual coffee. =)

Amy LV said...

My childhood home was sold this week, and so poems about houses and dreams and goodbyes really resonate. Thank you for this and for hosting too, Karen.

Mary Lee said...

Karen, after I read your beautiful (heartrending) post from yesterday, I feel like the poem I wrote for today is a little bit for you. I wish for you some floating in the midst of all of the changes in the landscape of your life.

Did I ever tell you that I can (literally) smell coffee every time your blog pops up on my screen! So fun! Please don't ever change that header image!!

maria horvath said...

Thank you for hosting, Karen. It's our first time at the Poetry Friday festivities.

Since June, A Poem a Day at the George Hail Library has been looking at the four kinds of love, including affection and friendship. Today’s poem is part of this theme, observing the good life that friends help to create.

Pentimento said...

Thank you for hosting, Karen! It's nice to share poetry with a friend. I hope I did the Mister Linky thing right.

Ruth said...

Thank you for hosting. I have a book of Jane Yolen's sonnets today.

Irene Latham said...

Oh, I wish she had gotten that house in real life! Love that Wilbur. Thanks for sharing, and for hosting!

jama said...

Lovely, wistful poem, Karen.

I'm back after summer hiatus at my new blog with another food poem by Barbara Crooker. Your hot coffee goes with our pie :).

Thanks for hosting and have a good weekend.

Linda said...

Good morning, Karen. Thanks for hosting. I'm in today with a book review of A GIRL NAMED MISTER and interview with Nikki Grimes.

Elaine Magliaro said...

Thanks so much for doing the roundup this week. I'm happily a captive of New Grandma Euphoria. At Wild Rose Reader, I have some pictures of my new granddaughter Julia Anna and an anonymous poem titled "Something About Me."

http://wildrosereader.blogspot.com/2011/08/poetry-friday-something-about-me.html

Steven Withrow said...

Thanks, Karen, for hosting. Today I have a poem of mine about endings and beginnings:

http://cracklesofspeech.blogspot.com/2011/08/loose-pentameters-with-limited-inverted.html

Steven Withrow said...

If anyone would like to receive a free PDF of my first poetry collection for adults, Crackles of Speech, please email me at stevenwithrow@yahoo.com. Thanks!

Susan T. said...

Hi, Karen. Thank you for rounding up today. I'm in with a list of favorite memoirs & books of letters by poets.

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks for hosting, Karen,
and for inviting us into Wilbur's "House."

I posted a tribute poem in memory of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan @ The FATHER GOOSE Blog

poemhome said...

Thanks for hosting, Karen E.
gertrude Stein stopped by the Florian Cafe today
Douglas
http://floriancafe.blogspot.com/

Ma said...

Thanks, Karen, for hosting...I saw your comment on Twitter, and had to post a poem by Ted Kooser. Love that guy’s poetry. Below that post is my own poem about my sweet boy, Pete. I am beginning to think I am a poet after all.

Beth said...

Saw your posting on FB, which reminded me it was Friday! I had to post a beautiful poem by Li-Young Lee. Just "re-found" it this week. Thanks for hosting.

Tricia said...

Hi Karen,
Thanks for hosting this week. I am in today with a poem by Whitman.

Also, please accept my condolences on the loss of your father-in-law. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Janet S. said...

Thank you for hosting.

My selection is "Good sports: rhymes about running, jumping, throwing and more" by Jack Prelutsky with illustrations by Chris Raschka.