Thursday, November 30, 2017

Poetry Friday -- The Roundup is Here!


Flickr Creative Commons Photo

boiling water
tea leaves understand
relax

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017


Welcome to the Poetry Friday Roundup! Have a cup of tea and relax. Leave the madness of the world behind for a few minutes while you peruse the offerings in the roundup. My poem today is a pre December-Haiku-a-Day #haikuforhealing from this past week.

A note about next week's roundup. Lisa at Steps and Staircases will be hosting the roundup. Her blogging platform is Tumblr. She shares this information: 
"Hello poetry friends! The topic/prompt I want to suggest for the December 8 Poetry Friday Roundup is either/and: Respond to "When Life Gives You Lemons..." or write a poem using an object/making a drawing, as Amy Krouse Rosenthal did with a lemon drop. (picture below) If your poem can be expressed visually through a picture or drawing -- like Amy Krouse Rosenthal's "When Life Gives You Lemon Drops"-- I would love to post everyone's visuals. No matter what/how you choose to express yourself, I wanted to share Amy's Lemon Drop poem and her Instagram Project 1,2,3. This is only a suggestion. I look forward to reading all of your submissions!"

When participants go to Lisa's Tumblr space, they should click the "SUBMIT" button at the top of the page to leave their link or their visual. Thanks for being flexible with a different kind of roundup next week.

Also, watch for the Call for Roundup Hosts post, which goes live tomorrow, 12/2. It's time to gather hosts for January - July 2018!




36 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting, Mary Lee. I like your tea haiku. Very soothing. I will try to stop by tomorrow and sign up to host PF again. It's such fun. I will try next week's Tumblr linkup. I won't know if I can figure it out till I try. I'm not on Tumblr.

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  2. I love the tea haiku and the image Mary Lee, they are very inviting! I'd like to sign up to host sometime, is the sign up on your blog or at http://kidlitosphere.org/poetry-friday/.

    I'm game to try making some lemonade out of lemons–I'm not too familiar with Tumblr but will give it a try. Thanks!

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    1. The signup will be here at A Year of Reading.

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    2. Thanks Mary Lee, I'll stop by!

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  3. Thanks for hosting Mary, and for the very relaxing cup of tea!

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  4. Thanks, Mary Lee, I'm looking forward to the haiku, will join in! Love your beginning.

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  5. I am literally boiling water for tea AS I came to check on the roundup:>) Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Thanks for hosting, Mary Lee - and as a tea drinker, I am just about to 'relax,' myself! (link goes live shortly after midnight)

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  7. Thanks for hosting. Your tea haiku is an invitation to sit and relax and breath in some excellent poetry. I think I'll accept and put on a pot over here in Indiana.

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  8. Thanks for hosting Mary Lee and for the cuppa to go with it. it's always a good time for tea.

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  9. Thanks for hosting, Mary Lee, and for gathering up the hosters! And, ha! -- I'd just mentioned tea briefly in my post, then clicked over here to find tea and haiku for all of us. Merci!

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  10. Eep, I think maybe my comment just disappeared. :( It said something about tea, and how my post about a book of London poems is quite on topic. And: yay for the lemon drops! Thank you. xo

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  11. So many challenges this December. Thankfully some of them are creative!

    Tea is a lovely start to the month of haiku.

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  12. So soothing, and a much needed reminder to stop and relax. Now is the time for little sips! Thank you, Mary Lee. I do hope to have the opportunity to host this year! I'll be back tomorrow~

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  13. I am so ready to relax and settle in for the holidays, Mary Lee. Thanks for the cup of tea to get the relaxation and healing fest started!

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  14. A perfect poem for these frenzied days. Thank you for hosting!

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  15. I'm enjoying team with you Mary Lee.
    And your haiku is perfectly steeped.

    Appreciations for hosting. And for the detail about
    next week's collection on Tumbler. I don't think I belong but this could be the invitation I need to be Tumbling.

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    1. You don't have to have your own Tumblr to join the roundup next week!

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  16. tea time got lost in the shuffle above - enjoying tea time - but also this is team tea time so the universe wanted me to say, team. . .

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  17. I always love when you host and I always love what you write. Thank you for the lemonade/tea!! xoxoxo

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  18. tea -- sigh. My kind of haiku. Looking forward to your December of healing haiku! Thanks for hosting, Mary Lee. :)

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  19. Tea leaves DO understand. How I wish I could have you over to share a cup. Thank you for hosting, ML. xxxx

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  20. I've recently discovered a new tea room not far from home. It's the perfect place to relax (and to write a bit....)Thanks for the haiku, Mary Lee, and thanks for hosting.

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  21. I'm glad tea leaves know how to relax...but I dunno--boiling water tends to make me tense up.

    Thanks for the heads-up about our new Tumblr experience, and enjoy your haiku hike. (Hey, Hike-u--is there already a book like that?)

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  22. Thanks for the relaxing haiku to welcome the day. And thanks for hosting, Mary Lee.

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  23. I have a busy day ahead of me, Mary Lee, so I'm grateful for the image and poem, which will help me remember to slow down and let things brew for a bit.
    Thank you for hosting today, and all you do for poetry. (Having trouble with commenting this morning, so I hope this hasn't posted multiple times. If so, just take it as added *emphasis* for my thanks!)

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  24. Thanks for hosting, Mary Lee! So happy that I could be part of the roundup this week. Happy December!!!

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  25. I wish I understand the word "relax" more than I do! :) Happy Friday, and thanks for hosting. I posted This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams - aka the plum poem, aka the stuff of memes - at my blog, Bildungsroman.

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  26. Your haiku was just the most relaxing thing I could hope for this Friday morning, Mary Lee. Thanks for hosting today!

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  27. I can never get enough tea! Thank you for hosting -- I'm glad to actually have something to contribute this week. :D

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  28. What a gorgeous tea pot. I have a new subscription to The Republic of Tea and it's way more fun than it should be. Now I just need that pot!!!

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  29. I wish I was home with a cup of tea with honey. Thank you for the round up and hosting duties today.

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  30. I love your tea haiku, Mary Lee! Thank you so much for hosting this week!

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  31. Relax? Relax?! I don't know HOW to relax these days. LOL. No, I do....it's on Friday nights with my laptop surfing to all the wonderful poetry friday posts. Truly, today is my favorite day of the week because of the poetry celebration. Thanks so much for hosting. And the virtual cuppa tea. I am joining #haikuforhealing again this year. I got so much out of it last year. Thanks for the kick off. And, I'm not a tumblr fan by any stretch----but I can learn. Have a great weekend.

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  32. Mary Lee, I am sliding into Poetry Friday at the very end of the day. I just returned from a state education conference and am participating in a fundraiser for our charity that is raising funds to build a secondary school in the refugee town of Masese in Uganda tomorrow morning. I will make the rounds this weekend in between a host of activities. Best of luck with your haiku for healing poetry. You are off to a good start.

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  33. Savoring the tea and poetry, Mary Lee, albeit late. I look forward to reading your haiku throughout the month. =)

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