Sunday, April 19, 2009

Poetry of a Madwoman

This is for all of you homeschooling moms out there.  Pioneer Woman, aka Ree Drummond, takes a stab at poetry from time to time.

Poetry of a Madwoman, Vol. 2

May. 5, 2006

Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?
Their war cries pound my brain.
Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?
I slowly go insane.
Will you? Can I? Why not?
So goes the daily grind.
But wait–I am their mommy.
I love them.
Never mind.

Copyright 2006

Friday, April 3, 2009

Sometimes Poetry Doesn't Rhyme

Sometimes it is just a way with words that touches the soul.  Ann Voskamp writes about her farmer dad BEING POETRY.  Well worth the time to click over and read.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Just a quick intro from me...I am thankful that Jacqueline has asked me to participate in writing and posting to this blog!

I am a mom to twelve poetry-lovers. Our tastes range from the silly (I never saw a purple cow) to the sublime (Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth), and from the wicked (Willie with a thirst for gore, nailed his sister to the door) to the heavenly (they also serve who only stand, and wait).

Not only do we love to read and memorize poetry, we dabble in writing a few here and there. Don't worry, I am not about to share them all...but I might be convinced to post one or two, especially the ones written by my little kids.

Why not follow the links I posted above and enjoy a smattering of poetry?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jacqueline's NPM Reading Log

A Little Poem For Poetry Month by Jack Prelutsky

A Sister by Nellie Strowbridge

Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina by Jack Gilbert

How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

If Thou Must Love Me by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Love is More Thicker Than Forget by e.e. cummings

If by Rudyard Kipling

More Poetry Resources

Be sure to check out the resources that Alex lists in her April is Poetry Month post.