Welcome to this week’s Poetry Friday!

I’ll be updating throughout the day, so leave your URL in the comments and I’ll be updating this post.

Keep checking back, as I’m planning to update at least three more times today, and you’re sure to enjoy the always-fine collection of poems that this crowd brings together!

Early Blooms

Poetry Friday is like a garden, blooming throughout the day. These posts remind me of the sunny daffodils, poking through first thing in spring.

Kelly, of Writing and Ruminating, brings us ‘A POET’! – He hath put his heart to school, by Williams Wordsworth.

Over at Chicken Spaghetti, you’ll find an original poem by J. Patrick Lewis, “I’m Learning to Speak English.”

Read Write Believe brings us “I could not wake you.”

Writer2b shares an Emily Dickenson poem, “What of that?,” this week.

Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast is in with Amy Lowell’s “Bath.”

You’ll enjoy “Make the Pie Higher,” a poem by George W. Bush, at Jama Rattigan’s Alphabet Soup.

There are all sorts of good poetry things over at Literary Safari, so be sure to visit “Serving Out Time with Robert Frost (plus a giveaway).”

On Turning Ten with Billy Collins” is over at Karen Edmisten’s.

Shelf Elf shares “Baby Ate a Microchip,” by Neal Levin.

Don’t miss “Summer,” by Christina Rossetti, over at Semicolon.

Someday When My Cat Can Talk,” over at Just One More Book, is sure to make you smile.

*And that’s all I have time for before lunch, though there are plenty more to share! Be sure to check back for the after-lunch posting.*

Lunchtime Bouquets

Like the daisies that fill in wherever I’ll let them, these posts are a bouquet of smiles.

Lara Salas shares a collection of 15 Words or Less poems and then “The Monarch’s Progress,” by Avis Harley.

There Is No Such Thing as a God-Forsaken Town brings us “A Quiet Life,” by Baron Wormser.

Bleezer’s Ice Cream,” by Jack Prelutsky, goes well with our lunchtime, up over at In Need of Chocolate.

Cheryl Rainfield shares an original this week: “Reading as a Tonic.”

Who doesn’t relate with electronic-related frustrations? Check It Out is in this week with a haiku, “Pod Cast Woes.”

Wild Rose Reader shares a review of “Toasting Marshmallows: Camping Poems.”

More Than Enough,” by Marge Piercy, is up over at Blue Rose Girls.

Picture Book of the Day has “Green as a Bean,” by Karla Kuskin.

Over at Saints and Spinners, you’ll find “You and Me, May Be,” by Mark Swain.

Under the Covers shares a review of “Frida: Viva la Vida.”

Hate That Cat” is reviewed today over at School Library Journal. (Thanks for the correction there, and sorry about that mis-typing!)

Just in time for Father’s Day, we have an original, “A Gift for Dad,” by Gregory K., at GottaBook.

Go “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at Becky’s Book Reviews.

There’s an “Old-Fashioned Hen,” by Elizabeth Coatsworth, at Farm School today.

Dulce Et Decorum Est,” by Wilfred Owen is up over at Speak of the Splendor.

Knocking from Inside is in this week with an original: “Seven Veils of Dust.”

You’ll find a Sonia Sanchez haiku at A Wrung Sponge.

Island Breezes shares a poem inspired by Calgary, and the mountains there.

Here’s a semi-original poem, inspired by The Red Wheelbarrow, over at Read. Imagine. Talk.

Finding Wonderland is in this week with an e.e. cummings sonnet.

*Lunch is over, so we’ll move on to late day posts next.*

Day Lily Patch

Day lilies only last for one day, but while they’re here, they court me with their beauty. Poetry Friday is almost over, but don’t go before you check out these late-day submissions.

Buckingham Palace,” by A.A. Milne, is the feature over at The Simple and the Ordinary.

Tabatha A. Yeatts is in this week with “Macavity – The Mystery Cat,” by T.S. Eliot.

You’ll find “Caedmon,” by Denise Levertov, over at Liz in Ink.

Home Sweet Home,” by John Howard Payne, is up over at The Miss Rumphius Effect.

Another Emily Dickinson poem is shared by Miss Erin.

Kids Who Are Different,” by Digby Wolfe, is the poem at A Little of This, A Little of That.

Don’t miss Naturally Speaking’s haiku by Basho.

Two Writing Teachers shares (or should it be share?) information about their latest weekly challenge, “Student Stories.”

*So it’s about time for me to get offline for the evening, but don’t let that deter you, if you’re so inspired to join in the fun. I’ll update with any of the later additions in the morning (or tonight, if it turns into an online sort of evening). Thanks, everyone, for a fabulous Poetry Friday!*