Here's one of my favorite poems:
Theories of Time and Space
You can get there from here, though
there’s no going home.
Everywhere you go will be somewhere
you’ve never been. Try this:
head south on Mississippi 49, one-
by-one mile markers ticking off
another minute of your life. Follow this
to its natural conclusion – dead end
at the coast, the pier at Gulfport where
riggings of shrimp boats are loose stitches
in a sky threatening rain. Cross over
the man-made beach, 26 miles of sand
dumped on a mangrove swamp – buried
terrain of the past. Bring only
what you must carry – tome of memory
its random blank pages. On the dock
where you board the boat for Ship Island,
someone will take your picture:
the photograph – who you were –
will be waiting when you return
Susan Taylor Brown shares California native plant haiku. And she fills in for Laura Salas with a handful of 15 Words or Less poems.
Mary Lee Hahn pitches in with "Earbud," by Bill Holm.
Sally Murphy celebrates Poetry Friday with the release of her verse novel, Pearl Verses the World.
Andromeda Jazmon has a tritina, "when maple flowers cover the picnic table."
Janet at Across the Page shares dandelion poems (perfect for spring!).
Author Amok posted 9th grader Isaiah DuPree's poem, "Declaration."
Sara Lewis Holmes has "What Bee Did," by Julie Larios, as well as her last Poetry Quote of the Day for National Poetry Month.
Jama's got a handful of spring poems to ease us into May.
Karen has "Leisure," by W.H. Davies, a thoughtful poem that incorporates some of the spring-ness we're just beginning to see.
Shelf Elf shares a sweet (and so true!) poem, "Laundry" by Ruth Moose.
Tricia at The Miss Rumphius Effect takes us back to the good ole classics with an excerpt from A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Linda's in with an original pantoum, "Closure."
Diane shares her thoughts on "The Cuckoo's Haiku and Other Birding Poems," a new book by Michael J. Rosen.
Barbara H. has an original poem, "Ode to Hay Fever" (to the tune of The Beatles' "Yesterday"). If you've got allergies this time of year, you'll wholeheartedly relate to this one.
Neverending Story also pitches in with a poem using the 15 Words or Less prompt.
Elaine Magliaro's got letter poems at Wild Rose Reader and a video of Naomi Shihab Nye reading her found poem, "One Boy Told Me" at Blue Rose Girls. At Political Verses, she's got Bye-Bye, Bybee and Extended Engagement by J. Patrick Lewis.
Kelly Polark posted an original poem about dancing called "Family Secret."
Susan has "Fertile Ground," an original poem using a PAD prompt from April.
Kelly Fineman relays the announcement of Carol Ann Duffy as the first-ever female poet laureate of Great Britain. Check it out. She's definitely one interesting (and unique) poet.
David Elzey has twitku (haiku written on Twitter) up at Fomagrams.
Lectitans shares more of Virgil's Aeneid.
More laundry poetry from Emily Ruth at AyeCaptain Reviews, who has "On a Windy Wash Day Morn" by Brenda Seabrooke.
At Bildungsroman, Little Willow posted "Success" by Bessie Anderson.
Angela Cerrito's got a review of "Paws, Claws, Hands and Feet," a book of children's poetry by Kim Hutmacher.
Gregory K. wraps up 30 Poets/30 Days over at GottaBook.
Heidi Mordhorst shares a dogwood poem written by kindergarteners (!). It's sweet and oh so lovely. Don't miss this spectacular contribution.
Tiel Aisha Ansari has poems by Winifred Welles up at Knocking from Inside.
Sylvia Vardell participates with a quirky poem from a 9-year-old Polish boy.
Verse novelist Lorie Ann Grover jumps in with "Little Robin Redbreast" at readertotz and "Red Glass" at On Point.
The Stenhouse Blog has "The Whale" by Douglas Florian.
Jone's got color poems written by a third-grade class.
Jules from Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast pitches in with poems by Ellen Steinbaum.
Ruth links to some of the winners of the Poetry in the Wild contest over at There is no such thing as a God-foresaken town.
Julie Larios has an original poem called "Here's How" and "The Shirt," by Robert Pinsky. (She also had some really nice things to say about me. You are so sweet!)
Amanda reviews "Red Sings from Treetops," a book of illustrated children's poems by Joyce Sidman, over at A Patchwork of Books.
Jennie has The Ballad of Mulan up, as well as a review of "Wild Orchid" by Cameron Dokey (a book based off the ballad).
Tracie Zimmer posted "Peace," an original verse, up at her blog.
At Into the Wardrobe, Tarie interviewed Joyce Lee Wong (author of "Seeing Emily," a novel in verse).
Carol has poems from Shel Silverstein, including the beloved classic "Jimmy Jett and his TV Set."
Cheryl posted a YouTube video of the Cookie Monster and Kermit demonstrating Poetry.
And who can forget the remarkable Miss Erin? She's got a poem that wows me with its simplicity and perfectness. I'll never get over how lovely it is. Here's Erin with untitled.