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207th Virtual Poetry Circle

Welcome to the 207th Virtual Poetry Circle!

Remember, this is just for fun and is not meant to be stressful.

Keep in mind what Molly Peacock’s books suggested. Look at a line, a stanza, sentences, and images; describe what you like or don’t like; and offer an opinion. If you missed my review of her book, check it out here.

Also, sign up for the 2013 Dive Into Poetry Challenge because its simple; you only need to read 1 book of poetry. Check out the stops on the 2013 National Poetry Month Blog Tour and the 2012 National Poetry Month Blog Tour.

Today’s poem A Strange Place to Call Home by Marilyn Singer, Illustrated by Ed Young (my review):

Well-Oiled (petroleum flies)

Thousands
of them are born
in carrion, water,
or soil.  But not this crew. They hatch
in oil.

What do you think?

  • Hmm…I wonder if the poems work better when accompanied by pictures?

    • I’m not sure the pictures are that helpful given that some of them are very abstract.