Poetry Friday: Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle
by Eve Bunting (Author) and Mary Ann Fraser (Illustrator)

Booktalk: The cat and his fiddle are joined by all sorts of musical animals! Come and listen…

Hey diddle diddle, the cat plays the fiddle,
the cow plays a silver trombone.

This week’s Poetry Friday Round-up is here!

Here’s what the kidlitosphere is reading and writing this week…

1. Julie Larios (Punjabi Riddles)
2. He Waits in Stillness (Gathering Books)
3. Judy (Sad Stories Told in Bars: The ” Reader’s Digest” Version)
4. Through The Wardrobe (Sharon Olds and the Mother as Poet)
5. Heidi Mordhorst (hello, tootsie!)
6. Tabatha (Soldier-Poets)
7. Laura Shovan (Immigrant Picnic, Djanikian)
8. The Poem Farm (One Firefly)
9. Diane Mayr (“Soda Crackers”)
10. Kurious Kitty (Poems About Earth)
11. Chapter Book of the Day (Weird? (Me, Too!) Let’s Be Friends)
12.david e (dogs playing poker)
13. Carol (“The Hammer” by Carl Sandburg)
14. Irene Latham (What is your sound?)
15. jama (The Health Food Diner)
16. Dori Reads (A Loaf of Poetry)
17. Mary Lee (journeys, arrivals and sign up for roundup host)
18. Wild Rose Reader (Rain Barrel: An Original Memoir Poem)
19. Muriel (The Lion and the Mouse)
20.Charles Ghigna (A Poem is a Little Path)
21.Robyn Hood Black (summer snippets from Rebecca Kai Dotlich)
22. Laura Salas (15 Words or Less Poems)
23. April Halprin Wayland– Teaching Authors. com (Digging Out From Writer’s Block)
24. Pentimento (Supper)
25.Sylvia: Poetry For Children (Poet videos)
26. Ruth (original poem about recent floods in Haiti)
27.Shelley (poems about our grandparents’ generation)
27.Jeannine Atkins (Surprises in Poetry)
28.Madigan Reads (Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed from One Word)
29.Douglas Florian (Eletelephony)
30.Karen Edmisten (guest post from Ramona)
31.Tricia (Miss Rumphius) – Glass by A.R. Ammons
32.Marjorie (Paper Tigers) (New Zealand Trains and Trees)
33.All About Books with Janet Squires (An Egret’s Day)

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24 responses to this post.

  1. Thank you for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up, Anastasia. Lately I’ve been exploring the whole world of riddles, and I have three riddle-poems from Punjab, India, up at The Drift Record this week, plus a link to an interview of Uma Krishnaswami.

  2. Hi! Thank you for hosting Poetry Friday. We’ve left our link in your Mr.Linky widget. GatheringBooks is sharing one of our own contributor’s original poem. =) Thanks again!

  3. Hello.
    I have an extract from a Sharon Olds poem and some thoughts on combining motherhood and poetry.
    Thank you!

  4. Hi, Anastasia…that silver trombone is what I call a teaser! However, I believe I can trust Eve Bunting to follow through. In my 1st grade classroom this week I am reminded of how important it is for kids to get their nursery rhymes, folk and fairy tales by heart early on. Good for the ears, good for the mouth, good for the reading brain! This will be another toy in that toybox.

  5. Hi Anastasia!

    Thanks for hosting Poetry Friday today!

  6. Good morning, Anastasia. Both of my kids are musicians — thanks for recommending the book! We are winding down the school year, which means last band concerts, celebrations and class picnics, which is where I’ll be today. I have a picnic poem posted at Author Amok. http://authoramok.blogspot.com/2011/06/poetry-friday-picnic.html

  7. I love Eve Bunting too, as well as playful takes on old favorites. Thank for hosting today! I’m celebrating fireflies again…

  8. [...] Diddle Diddle, it’s Poetry Friday on the Internets, and Anastasia over at Picture Book of the Day has this week’s round-up. Cut yourself in and watch out for the wild [...]

  9. Hi Anastasia. I posted a poem on poems. Thanks for hosting.

  10. Oops, my poem is “The Health Food Diner.” That “L” got away from me this morning. The poem is from Maya Angelou’s latest cookbook. Also sharing her recipe for cornbread!

    Love the idea of a silver trombone and Eve Bunting in general :).

    Thanks for hosting today, A.

  11. Anastasia,

    Thanks so much for doing the roundup this week! I have an original summer memoir poem about my grandparents’ rain barrel at Wild Rose Reader today.


  12. Posted by Pentimento on June 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

    My poem is “Supper,” by YA novelist April Lindner.

  13. A poem-painting of “Georgia O’Keeffe” at The BALD EGO Blog

    and a walk with my grandson along a poem-path at The FATHER GOOSE Blog

  14. Thanks so much for hosting, Anastasia! I’m celebrating our poetry retreat led by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, which starts today, with snippets from some of her summer poems.

  15. Posted by Pentimento on June 10, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Whoops, sorry for the back-office weirdness. Try this:


  16. Howdy, Anastasia–I’ve always loved your name!

    Over at TeachingAuthors we’ve been talking about how to stay motivated when the chips are down and all the dip is gone.

    I’ve included a haiku and a silly poem about Writer’s Block, which for me is more appropriately called Writer’s Scare!


  17. Anastasia, Thank you for hosting! I wrote about Surprises in Poetry, talking about the need for contrasts, at:

  18. Terrific! I just used Hey Diddle Diddle in a recent storytime and it was a hit!
    I did a post today, reviewing Bob Raczka’s wonderful book Lemonade and Other Poems Squeezed From One Word.

  19. Thanks for hosting, Anastasia!

  20. Hi Anastasia,

    Thanks so much for hosting. I’m in this week the A.R. Ammons poem entitled. Glass.


  21. Thanx for hosting and posting. Here’s one of my favorite’s: Eletephony by Laura Elizabeth Richards:

  22. Oh, I just love the sound of that!

    Thank you for hosting :-)

  23. Thanks for hosting.
    My selection is “An Egret’s Day” written by Jane Yolen with photographs by Jason Stemple.

  24. Thanks again for hosting, Anastasia–I’ve always loved your name : ^ )

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