Thursday, October 16, 2014

Poetry Friday Roundup: enter if you dare!


Attached at the brain. The Barnes family pumpkin, courtesy of Miranda

I've been waiting a long time for this day to arrive...


Welcome to the Poetry Friday Parlor of Horrors!



Those who know me, know that I have a bit of a dark side... especially when it comes to limericks.  Cases in point: Bridget, Sinclaire, and last year's Halloween zombie encounter.

Grab a cup of Joe and stay a while!
Okay, so maybe that's a bit more more than just a bit.

Most of the time I successfully keep that dark side, my "inner creature,"  under wraps. But when Halloween comes around, all bets are off.

While I'm sorry to say I do not have a limerick to share with you today, with a little help from a friend, I do have a HalloZEEN-O!


THOUGHTLESS

My dear, I'm rotten to the core.
How repulsive 
could I 
be?
Forgive my brain-
eating 
spree...
though yours tasted 
heaven-
ly.

© 2014 Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. All rights reserved.


By now you've probably heard that J. Patrick Lewis challenged us to write a zeno this month.  This week I featured ditties by Jan Gars, Margaret Simon, Laura Purdie Salas, and Gayle Krause.  But did you know that today's zeno satisfied another challenge as well?

David Harrison is celebrating five (count 'em: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!) years of his Word of the Month ("W.O.M.") poetry challenges.  This month he's looking for 100 (no counting required) poets to share work inspired by the word "spree."  I dare you to leave a ditty on David's blog!  Adult W.O.M. poems may be shared HERE. Young poets may post their W.O.M. poems HERE.

And speaking of leaving a ditty, let's get to the Poetry Friday roundup, shall we?

Oops!  Sorry, there's a catch.

Some time ago, Tabatha Yeatts fed my hungry inner creature with a set of horror themed refrigerator poetry magnets.  I have been dying to use them (ha! dying... get it?) and what better way than a Poetry Friday Five for Friday?

I've chosen 15 words from the magnet set:


Choose one or more of the words above (a form of the word is also okay– for example, "possessed" instead of "possess") and leave your five-word, horror-inspired ditty in the comments, along with your Poetry Friday link and a short description.

Before you curse me for such an onerous task, yes, this is optional.  You may:
1. come up with 5-word ditty on the spot (please don't stress over it),
2. leave your link now and come back to add your 5-word ditty later,
3. choose not to participate in the Five for Friday at all, or
4. participate in the Five for Friday without a link.  

I will get you... er... love you, my pretties, all the same.

Here's mine, to start us off:

1. From Michelle at Today's Little Ditty:

rotting flesh:
stench of madness

2. From Laura at Author Amok:

Nightmare's tentacles
devour my day
It's my second post on a new poetic form called the Golden Shovel, featuring original poems by Linda Baie, Michelle H. Barnes (our hostess!), and my Golden Shovel based on "The Red Wheelbarrow."
3. From Jama at Alphabet Soup:

Devour moaning tentacles:
fresh sushi
At Alphabet Soup, a mini celebration of Claude Monet (poem + his favorite madeleines au citron).
4. From Robyn Hood Black:
ditties
splatter
across the page
I'm in travel mode today (i.e., didn't have act together for PF), but I hope to get out the broom later and visit more posts!
5. From Penny at a penny and her jots:

Shivers!
 
Bloodcurdling beast,
chilling, moaning
nightmare! 
I have Episode 4 of A GREAT Nephew & A GREAT Aunt over at my blog.
6. From Matt at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme: 

Corpse-beast rotting,
nightmare chilling.
I see we both have zenos AND Halloween on the mind! I have a new poem posted at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme. 
 7. From Bridget (who is glad there is not a limerick about Bridget again this year) 
      at wee words for wee ones:

bloodcurdling moan
devour rotting beast
It seems food is never too far from my mind or my poetry. My offering for PF is for those poor souls who must avoid dairy.
8. From Carmela at Teaching Authors

Bloodcurdling beasts
possess my dreams.
I'll also work on something for David Harrison's Word of the Month challenge, since he was kind enough to allow me to share his poem, "cicada ghosts" in my PF post. I'm also celebrating the publication of my article "Writing for Boys (and other 'Reluctant Readers')" in the 2015 CHILDREN'S WRITER'S AND ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET with a giveaway of the book. So I hope everyone will stop by to enter our drawing!
9. From Diane at Random Noodling and Kurious Kitty:

Dust to Dust...

And in between
putrefying rot.
At Random Noodling I have a summary of my visit last weekend to Salem, MA.  Kurious Kitty has a poem by Richard Eberhart.
10. From Joy at Poetry for Kids Joy:

Blood-curdling scream
cemetery at midnight
Joy has another zombie zeno!
11. From Crystal at Reading Through Life:
My Poetry Friday post is all about construction. Our bodies feel the rumbles of the equipment as we teach and learn each day so the feeling of change is seeping into our bones. The renovation of our school is kind of taking over my mind.
12. From Tara at A Teaching Life:
 My contribution is inspired by an old bike I saw tossed by the street.
13. From Iphigene at Gathering Books:
We aren't in Halloween mode yet at Gathering Books, but our offering for today's Poetry Friday is "The Moon Stares" by Neal Imperial.
14. From Carol at Beyond Literacy Link:
My five-word piece is embedded in a meme that was an original photo turned into a graphic design via PicMonkey. My original poem was inspired by a photo taken at the beach at night giving a totally different feeling to my summer serenity scenes. I want you to see the full effect of the five-word ditty as it sits on the page so thank you in advance for taking a stroll over to my blog.
15. From Julie at The Drift Record:

Getting Up from the Sofa on Halloween to Pass Out Candy to Trick-or-Treaters

Muscles groaaannning,
Old bones mooooaannning.
 My Poetry Friday offering is Alastair Reid on kids and counting rhymes.
16. From Catherine at Reading to the Core:

Frankenstein revives
rotting corpse.
Nightmare!
I've been reading Frankenstein, so I'm sharing "Mutability" by Percy Bysshe Shelley.
17. From Carol at Carol's Corner:
My Poetry Friday entry is a review of FRIDA, a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, told through poetry.
18. From Margaret at Reflections on the Teche:

Bloodcurdling splatter
Nightmare's the matter.
My students are loving the zeno form and are choosing it freely. Today I have poems about starling murmurations with two zeno poem movies.
19. From Laura Purdie Salas:

A Cannibal's Menu

One corpse, chilled (just-killed)
I'm in with a poetryaction poem on my site today, inspired by a character in The Tree House That Jack Built, by Bonnie Verburg.
20. From Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference:

Escape from the Zombie Aquarium:
 
Rotting tentacles
can't hold me
Hooray! Tabatha has another zeno: "Ode to Lucy's Ears."
21. From Irene at Live Your Poem...:
I've got a beautiful kind of darkness in Lilian Moore's poem "Letter to a Friend."
22. From Mary Lee at A Year of Reading:
...in which I'm thrilled to receive some validation for my bad housekeeping.
Octopus Bike Ride

Halfway uphill:
tentacles moan.

23. From Karen Edmisten:

Moan.
Chilling nightmare:
No coffee. 
I'm in with Louis Jenkins this week.
24. From Katie at The Logonauts:

Survivable nightmare?
Impromptu, chilling poem
 I am celebrating the poetry of Paul Fleischman over at The Logonauts.
25. From Violet Nesdoly:
My poem today is "October Fashion," wherein:
Autumn's style
survives the chill

26. From Becky at Tapestry of Words:

Forbidden words
Bleed life’s stories
On my blog today, I am sharing a fall poem by Arthur Guiterman and a poem I wrote after a trip to the mountains last weekend.
27. From Sylvia at Poetry for Children:
I'm off-topic with a look at memoirs in poetry.
28. From Doraine at Dori Reads:
I'm a bit off topic, too, with a Georgia poetry project on watersheds.
29. From Renée at No Water River:

What Mama Zombie Says When Zombino Misbehaves

Beast!
Go to your tomb.
Today I have another installment in the NCTE Poets series with Lee Bennett Hopkins, this one featuring the work of Arnold Adoff.
30. From slayground at Bildungsroman:

Simply put:

I was born to survive.
I posted "Good Hours" by Robert Frost at my blog.
31. From Ruth at There is no such thing as a God-forsaken town:

Day off school: survived nightmare!
We have a day off school today, to celebrate Dessalines Day.  
32. From Amy at The Poem Farm:

Forbidden words.
Forbidden poems.
Chilling.
Over at The Poem Farm, I share a wee kitten poem and the words of a wise young poet, Emily.
33. From Donna at Mainely Write:
I decided to give emaze a try combining my poems and photos of fall in "The Fall of the Leaves of Fall". I was inspired to give it a go by Margaret Simon's work with her students' zenos displayed in emaze.
34. From Buffy Silverman:
No post for me this week, but I'll still ditty:
beast moans,
corpse splatters--
nightmare?

35. From Heidi at my juicy little universe:

beast's tentacles--
devour them deep-fried
I'm here with the second in my Science Series--a classic from Robert Frost.
36. From Ramona at Pleasures from the Page:
Scrambling to meet the midnight deadline - five word ditty is title for blog post: Students Succumb to Poetry's Spell.

37. From Robyn Campbell:

Bloodcurdling beast
hayride gone bad

38. From Charles Waters:


Satanic beasts
possess
forbidden tomb.


The parlor doors are now closed.   
...unless you have come back to leave a 5-word ditty.  Creature LOVES ditties.


Thank you, my beloveds, for your links and the 
delicious morsels of ditty horror!  


77 comments:

  1. Hi, Michelle. Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday this week! I love your Zombie-zeno.

    For now: It's my second post on a new poetic form called the Golden Shovel, featuring original poems by Linda Baie, Michelle H. Barnes (our hostess!), and my Golden Shovel based on "The Red Wheelbarrow."

    http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-golden-shovels.html

    I'll come back later to try the challenge.

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    1. Thank you for featuring my Golden Shovel today, Laura! :)

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  2. Eeeeek! This post is horribly fun! Attached at the brain - double terror! I did not know you had such a dark side, Michelle. How gruesomely delicious *she says licking the blood off her fingertips*

    At Alphabet Soup, a mini celebration of Claude Monet (poem + his favorite madeleines au citron):

    http://wp.me/p1GE6P-3zX

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

    My ditty:

    Devour moaning tentacles:
    fresh sushi

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    1. YUM! BTW, I think I have to cancel our dinner date on Oct 31st.

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  3. Here's my Poetry Friday Five. Thanks -- this was a fun challenge.

    Nightmare's tentacles
    devour my day

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    1. Wow! Nightmare creeping into day makes for a scary movie.

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    2. Oh my, my imagination is on overdrive. This is sure to give me nightmares, Laura!

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  4. Bwahh haaa haaaa... I love Halloween, too, Michelle! And your post.

    ditties
    splatter
    across the page

    I'm in travel mode today (i.e., didn't have act together for PF) but did leave a pointer to here from my blog, along with your delightfully horrifying PF graphic. Hope to get out the broom later and visit more posts! Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Power up your broom Robyn for a ride of your life this Poetry Friday.

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    2. Oh, how I LOVE splatted ditties, Robyn! Thanks for the giggle. :)

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  5. Shivers!
    Bloodcurdling beast,
    chilling, moaning
    nightmare!
    Yikes! I scared myself. Hope I can sleep :-)
    I have Episode 4 of A GREAT Nephew & A GREAT Aunt over at my blog. (The link will go live at 4:00 am CST.) http://wp.me/p22d5X-10L
    Thanks for the fun and your Zeno is wonderfully gross!

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    1. Should've been a line space between Shivers! and my Friday Five...oops!

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    2. Thanks for hosting, Michelle! I see we both have zenos AND Halloween on the mind! I have a new poem posted at Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme (goes live shortly after midnight): http://wp.me/p2DEY3-165

      I used 5 of your words for mine:

      Corpse-beast rotting,
      nightmare chilling.

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    3. Penny, perhaps you shouldn't show this particular 5-word ditty to Landon. I don't think I could handle whatever he dreams up.

      Matt, great minds think alike, no? Goodonya for your 5-word grand slam!

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  6. Fun post and fun challenge. I'm glad there is not a limerick about Bridget again this year.
    Here's my yummy Friday Five:
    bloodcurdling moan
    devour rotting beast

    It seems food is never too far from my mind or my poetry. My offering for PF is for those poor souls who must avoid dairy.
    http://weewordsforweeones.blogspot.com/2014/10/got-milk.html

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    1. Bridget, better bloodcurdling than milk curdling, I suppose. ;)

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  7. What a fun post and challenge--I'll have to come back later with my ditty. My brain needs sleep first. :-)
    I'll also work on something for David Harrison's Word of the Month challenge, since he was kind enough to allow me to share his poem, "cicada ghosts" in my PF. I'm also celebrating the publication of my article "Writing for Boys (and other 'Reluctant Readers')" in the 2015 CHILDREN'S WRITER'S AND ILLUSTRATOR'S MARKET with a giveaway of the book. So I hope everyone will stop by to enter our drawing!
    Here's the link:
    http://www.teachingauthors.com/2014/10/CWIM-giveaway.html
    It goes live at 2:00 am, CST.

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  8. I had to title it to have it make sense.

    Dust to Dust...

    And in between
    putrefying rot.


    Thanks for the challenge!

    Poetry Friday offerings: at Random Noodling I have a summary of my visit last weekend to Salem, MA http://randomnoodling.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-my-trip-to-witch-city.html.

    Kurious Kitty has a poem by Richard Eberhart http://kuriouskitty.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-richard-eberhart.html.

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  9. Friday Five

    Blood-curdling scream
    cemetery at midnight

    Thanks for the challenge and the list of Halloween words.
    I'm still working on Halloween poems, so I'll get a Halloween poem up sometime Friday afternoon at http://www.poetryforkidsjoy.blogspot.com

    JOY


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    1. Love how your 5-word ditty is a preview of your zeno, Joy!

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  10. My Poetry Friday post is all about construction. Our bodies feel the rumbles of the equipment as we teach and learn each day so the feeling of change is seeping into our bones. The renovation of our school is kind of taking over my mind. http://readingtl.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday.html

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  11. I love the invitation to poetry fun, Michelle - I'll have to take it up in the morning (after some sleep!).Here's my contribution, inspired by an old bike I saw tossed by the street:
    http://ateachinglifedotcom.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/poetry-friday-night-bicycle-by-jonathan-johnson/

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  12. A Halloween poem so early. I love it. I like the apology part somehow i keep thinking sweeny todd. hmmm...anyway, we aren't in Halloween mode yet at Gathering books, but here's our offering for today's poetry friday: http://gatheringbooks.org/2014/10/17/poetry-fridaythe-moon-stares/

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  13. Michelle, your Poetry Friday Parlor of Horrors was a creative fun escape for me tonight. I was not expecting that when I strolled over to your blog site after communicating with you this week about other posts. I must say,

    I am delighted with your offering and decided to challenge myself further so I created my own little corner of Halloween paradise at http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2014/10/playing-with-words-for-ghoulish-delight.html with my post, "Playing With Words for Ghoulish Delight."
    My five-word piece is embedded in a meme that was an original photo turned into a graphic design via PicMonkey. My original poem was inspired by a photo taken at the beach at night giving a totally different feeling to my summer serenity scenes. I want you to see the full effect of the five-word ditty as it sits on the page so thank you in advance for taking a stroll over to my blog.

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    1. Sorry that hand startled you, Carol. It's just my inner creature wanting to come out to play! ;)

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  14. I love "Thoughtless," Michelle, from the empty-head title to the heaven-ly rhymes! Here's my Friday Five (like Diane, I needed a title for it to make sense.)

    Getting Up from the Sofa on Halloween to Pass Out Candy to Trick-or-Treaters

    Muscles groaaannning,
    Old bones mooooaannning.

    And here's my Poetry Friday link: Alastair Reid on kids and counting rhymes at The Drift Record, http://julielarios.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-alastair-reid-not-to-be.html


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    1. Ha! Love this 5-word ditty and its too-many-words-to-count title, Julie. Thanks for the laugh. :)

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  15. Love your HalloZEEN-O! I've been reading Frankenstein, so I'm sharing "Mutability" by Percy Bysshe Shelly.
    http://readingtothecore.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/poetry-friday-mutability/
    With Frankenstein on my mind, this ditty came quickly:

    Frankenstein revives
    rotting corpse.
    Nightmare!

    Thanks for hosting today, Michelle!

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    1. "Frankenstein on my mind"... isn't that a song? Oh sorry, I guess that's "Georgia." Well done with the ditty, Catherine!

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  16. I need to mess around a bit before I can add my five word poem. My Poetry Friday entry is a review of FRIDA, a biography of artist Frida Kahlo, told through poetry.
    http://carolwscorner.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday.html

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  17. Love your Hallozeeno. It inspires my lesson for next week. My students are loving the zeno form and are choosing it freely. Today I have poems about starling murmurations with two zeno poem movies. http://reflectionsontheteche.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/murmuration-mysteries/

    Bloodcurdling splatter
    Nightmare's the matter.

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    1. I confess, as much as I enjoy this creepy stuff, I will take a murmuration over a zombie any day.

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  18. Great zeno! I love the dark side, too:>) I'm in with an un-dark poetryaction poem on my site today, inspired by a character in The Tree House That Jack Built, by Bonnie Verburg--http://www.laurasalas.com/blog/for-teachers/prxn-treehouse/

    Here's my ditty:

    A Cannibal's Menu

    One corpse, chilled (just-killed)

    Thanks for hosting!

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    1. What a deliciously gruesome ditty, Laura– I love it!

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  19. What fun! Thanks for hosting and for the party! Here's my link: http://tabathayeatts.blogspot.com/2014/10/ode-to-lucys-ears.html

    And here is my poem (I used five words for the title and another five for the poem):
    Escape from the Zombie Aquarium:
    Rotting tentacles
    can't hold me

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    1. Ack! I never should have included "tentacles" on the list.

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  20. Hi Michelle, and thank you for hosting! I've got a beautiful kind of darkness in Lilian Moore's poem "Letter to a Friend." Will save your challenge for after the morning madness! xo http://www.irenelatham.blogspot.com/2014/10/letter-to-friend-by-lilian-moore.html

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  21. I'll come back...I promise...but for now, here's my post:

    http://readingyear.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-my-new-hero.html

    in which I'm thrilled to receive some validation for my bad housekeeping.

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  22. Good morning, Michelle! Here's my contribution to your challenge:

    Moan.
    Chilling nightmare:
    No coffee.

    Thanks for hosting today! I'm in with Louis Jenkins this week. The link is here.

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    1. You're so funny, Karen! What a great 5-word ditty... good for any time of year really.

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  23. Survivable nightmare?
    Impromptu, chilling poem

    I am Celebrating the Poetry of Paul Fleischman over at The Logonauts
    http://www.thelogonauts.com/2014/10/paul-fleischman.html

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    1. Glad you survived the 5-word ditty, Katie. Now, about that zombie over your shoulder....

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  24. Hi Michelle, Thanks for hosting and posing such a shivery challenge.

    My poem today is October Fashion, wherein:

    Autumn's style
    survives the chill

    It's here: http://vnesdolypoems.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/october-fashion/

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    1. Great job linking your 5-word ditty to your PF offering, Violet!

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  25. This was fun, Michelle! Here is what I came up with:

    Forbidden words
    Bleed life’s stories

    Thanks so much for hosting Poetry Friday this week! On my blog today I am sharing a fall poem by Arthur Guiterman and a poem I wrote after a trip to the mountains last weekend: http://beckyshillington.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-guitermans-harvest-home.html

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    1. Oooh, I really like your 5-word ditty, Becky! I'm intrigued– I think you've got the core of a much longer poem here.

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  26. Hi, Michelle, what an amazing Halloweeny round up! I'm off-topic with a look at memoirs in poetry. http://poetryforchildren.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks for hosting, Michelle. I'm a bit off topic, too, with a Georgia poetry project on watersheds. http://dorireads.blogspot.com/2014/10/georgia-project-wet.html

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  28. I'm Baaack!
    And here's my little ditty for you:

    Bloodcurdling beasts
    possess my dreams.

    Thanks so much for hosting, Michelle!

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    1. That's some ditty, Carmela... for your sake, though, I hope it's not true!

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  29. Michelle, you ghoulish gal. Your HalloZENO is slimily delicious. Here's my Friday Five:

    What Mama Zombie Says When Zombino Misbehaves

    Beast!
    Go to your tomb.

    And for my link, today I have another installment in the NCTE Poets series with Lee Bennett Hopkins, this one featuring the work of Arnold Adoff.
    http://www.nowaterriver.com/spotlight-on-ncte-poets-arnold-adoff-with-lee-bennett-hopkins/

    Thanks for ghosting!

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    1. Oh Renée, you've outdone yourself with punniness! LOVE :)

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  30. Thank you, Michelle. This is great fun. Surprising how much one can do with only five words. I appreciate your challenge to all to write a poem and post it on my blog this month. We're already getting a lot of excellent efforts.

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    1. Never too many spree poems, David! Thank YOU for the inspiration.

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  31. Simply put:

    I was born to survive.

    I posted Good Hours by Robert Frost at my blog, Bildungsroman:
    http://slayground.livejournal.com/791841.html

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  32. Day off school: survived nightmare!

    Hmm, kind of lame, but we do have a day off school today, to celebrate Dessalines Day. I have a post about that. http://thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com/2014/10/poetry-friday-dessalines-day.html

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    1. We have a day off of school today too, to celebrate the University of Florida's homecoming... yes, you heard right. What can I say?

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  33. From Amy Ludwig VanDerwater:

    What a fun, spirited post. I am so glad I'm here. Thank you for hosting! Wonderful pumpkins and photo by Miranda too.

    Over at The Poem Farm, I share a wee kitten poem and the words of a wise young poet, Emily.

    http://www.poemfarm.amylv.com/2014/10/curled-kitten-poetry-peek-with-emily.html

    Happy Poetry Friday...boo!

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    1. Thank you! I forgot (sent the comment so many times incorrectly I guess) my five word thing!

      Forbidden words.
      Forbidden poems.
      Chilling.

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    2. That IS a chilling thought, Amy, with so many wonderful words and poems to celebrate!

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  34. I decided to give emaze a try combining my poems and photos of fall in "The Fall of the Leaves of Fall". I was inspired to give it a go by Margaret Simon's work with her students' zenos displayed in emaze.
    http://mainelywrite.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-fall-of-leaves-of-fall.html

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  35. No post for me this week, but I'll still ditty:

    beast moans,
    corpse splatters--
    nightmare?

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  36. So much fun to read all of these talented entries. :)

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  37. Yipes! Is it still Friday??? I'm here with the second in my Science Series--a classic from Robert Frost--and about to choose five of your deliciously deranged words. Hmmmm....

    beast's tentacles--
    devour them deep-fried


    My link is at http://myjuicylittleuniverse.blogspot.com/2014/10/science-series-ii.html. Thanks for hosting, Michelle!

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  38. Scrambling to meet the midnight deadline - five word ditty is title for blog post!
    http://pleasuresfromthepage.blogspot.com/2014/10/students-succumb-to-poetrys-spell.html

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  39. Here's my five word ditty. I was the octopus yesterday. Thankfully, all my tentacles seem to be intact (and not too achey) this morning!

    Octopus Bike Ride

    Halfway uphill:
    tentacles moan.

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    1. Those uphills are beasts, that's for sure. Thanks for coming back to leave your fiver, Mary Lee!

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    2. This was one of the most fun Roundups in recent memory. You are SO creative!!

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  40. Bloodcurdling beast
    hayride gone bad

    Hahaha. I just wanted to try this. Thanks!

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    1. So glad you stopped by with your bloodcurdling ditty, Robyn! You're welcome anytime. :)

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  41. Satanic beasts
    possess
    forbidden tomb.

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