Poetry Friday Early Birds!

Oh, if you’re a bird, be an early bird
And catch the worm for your breakfast plate.
If you’re a bird, be an early bird—
But if you’re a worm, sleep late.
– Shel Silverstein

Hello PF Early Birds!
Please feel free to leave a comment with a link to your blog. I’m posting this week’s Poetry Friday entry at 7am on Friday so all comments I get before 6am Friday will make it into that first post. After that I’ll add comments as the day goes on…

I’ve been busy unpacking and settling my kids into their new school but I’ve missed y’all.

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22 Responses to Poetry Friday Early Birds!

  1. I’m packed and ready to go to Boston for NCTE. But I’m also looking forward to coming home before I even leave!


  2. Hi Katya,
    Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday this week, and for allowing us to give you our links early. I’m sharing a thank you note to school librarians written in the form of a Thanku poem as part of our Two Weeks of Thanks-Giving. My post will go live at 3 am, CST. Here’s the link:
    Happy Poetry Friday to all, and to those here in the US, an early Happy Thanksgiving, too.

  3. Diane Mayr says:

    Welcome back, Katya! At Random Noodling I have an original poem about the Pilgrim women at the first Thanksgiving feast. http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2013/11/poetry-friday-dear-mr-ferris.html

    And Kurious Kitty, too, has a Thanksgiving poem. “Cat: Thanksgiving” is by one of my favorite poets, Valerie Worth.

    And, in remembrance of the day president John F. Kennedy died, KK’s Kwotes has a quote by JFK.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  4. Julie Larios says:

    Hi, Katya – thanks for hosting Poetry Friday! I’m just back from a long trip to Oaxaca and it’s been several weeks since I posted. Glad to be home! Over at The Drift Record this week, I’m sharing a poem by Mary Czybist, who was just named the 2013 winner of the National Book Award for Poetry for her beautiful book INCARNADINE.

  5. Laura Shovan says:

    Thank you for hosting, Katya!

    My original poem “Freedom Seekers” is set at the Underground Railroad Experience Trail in Sandy Spring, Maryland.

    (This is #post 6 in my “Kill Your Darlings” series. This time, a setting gets the boot.)


  6. Hello, Dear Katya – best wishes to you and yours as you settle into your new nest! Thanks for hosting today.

    I’m continuing my “We Haiku Here” series featuring speakers from our recent Haiku Society of America regional haikufest in Atlanta. Up today: poet, speaker, college instructor, and editor Laurence Stacey.

  7. jama says:

    Hi Katya!

    We’ve missed you. Hope everyone is settling in nicely and that your unpacking is proceeding smoothly.

    Over at Alphabet Soup I’m featuring Alphabet Trucks, a rhyming picture book by Samantha Vamos and Ryan O’Rourke. Couldn’t resist adding a few edible trucks while I was at it. :)


    (My link goes live at 6 a.m. EST)

    Thanks for hosting this week despite your busyness!

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  9. I am sharing a writing project I did with my boys based on The Months by Sara Coleridge.

    Thanks for hosting!


  10. Thanks for hosting, Katya!

    Today at Crackles of Speech I have an original poem of thanksgiving: “Rockhoppers”

  11. Hi, Katya, thanks for hosting! Must be a tough time of the year to get kids settled into school…I wish you the best! My post is short this week, and goes live just after midnight: http://mattforrest.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/poetry-friday-seasonal-haiku/

  12. Jone says:

    Thanks for hosting. I am sharing a CYBILS nominated book.

  13. Hi Katya. I don’t recall if I’ve met you before, but thank you for hosting today and for the early bird welcome. (Shel Silverstein is welcome any time!) At Today’s Little Ditty, I am sharing an original Thanksgiving greeting card verse. http://michellehbarnes.blogspot.com/2013/11/pre-thanksgiving-greetings.html

  14. Hi Katya,
    I love the Shel Silverstein poem! Thanks so much for hosting Poetry Friday this week. My post this week discusses Thanksgiving and creative nonfiction poetry. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving week and get to enjoy some downtime after all of your hard work moving!
    = ) Becky

  15. Thanks, Katya! We’re listening to “Winter Calls” today at the FATHER GOOSE Blog

  16. Hi Katya,
    Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday! Hope you’re enjoying your new home.

    My poem this week is an early Christmas one: “The (not so) secret message of Christmas.” There’s a secret message hidden in the poem. Can you find it? The post is here: http://vnesdolypoems.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/the-not-so-secret-message-of-christmas/

  17. Tabatha says:

    Great to spend PF with you, Katya! Hope all is well on your end. I have a couple of things from Giving Thanks today: http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2013/11/hidden-in-this-present-instant.html

  18. Good morning, Katya! Welcome to your new place. I hope your first holidays there are lovely.

    At The Poem Farm today, I have a poem inspired by a linty pair of pants and an old favorite book… http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2013/11/black-and-white-surprises-and-love.html

    Thank you for hosting! -a.

  19. Max Maclay says:

    Katya, Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday! This is my first contribution to Poetry Friday but I’ve been meaning to jump in for a while. My poem is about waking up to the first real snow of winter and sharing it with my three-year-old daughter.

    Cheers! Max

  20. mmsocks says:

    thanks for hosting! Today I’m sharing a poem called The Artist of Field 122. http://mmsocks.wordpress.com/2012/11/21/the-artist-of-field-122/