Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Poetry Friday

I am delighted to host Poetry Friday this week. With only days left before Christmas, I'm finished with shopping--thanks to my sweet husband who can out shop me any day of the year. The presents are all wrapped and stuffed under the tree or in boxes and mailed to family far away. There's still a bit of grocery shopping to do and bed making for the grand kids, coming in the wee hours of Christmas morning. They'll probably pass Santa somewhere on the road between Minnesota and Georgia.

 I stopped in the local bookstore this week just to see what was left of holiday books in the children's department. With that in mind, I thought I would wish you a Merry Poetry Friday with some of the titles I found.

Wishing you a rollicking good time with friends and family as you countdown the days.

Wishing you a bit of silliness, songs to sing, and stories to tell.

Wishing you some peace and quiet. Some silent nights...
with only drama of the Nutcracker type.

Something to celebrate.

Something to sing about.

Something to share.

And joyous blessings to you and your house.

The Wassail Song
Here we come a-wassailing
Among the leaves so green,
Here we come a wand'ring,
So fair to be seen.
Love and joy come to you,
And to your wassail too,
And God bless you and send you a happy new year
and God send you a happy new year.
Merry Poetry Friday. Leave you link below.


  1. Dori - Thank you for hosting today's Poetry Friday! I hope that you and your loved ones have a holiday full of "love and joy" too, full of books and goodies. A. ps - I linked twice - would you please remove the first one? Thank you so much.

  2. Thank you for hosting on this very busy Friday. I'm glad to hear you are almost done with your preparations. Your verse that traveled along with the books is wonderful, and gave me a look at more books I'm not familiar with. The Polacco book looks just like them all, very special. Merriest of Christmases to you!

  3. Thanks for hosting! And happy holidays to all....

  4. Thank you for the lovely wishes, Dori! Sounds very merry on your end. I still have loads of wrapping and packing to do, but I think tomorrow I may start feeling more comfort and joy! I've included my link above (Good Father).
    Thanks for hosting!

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  6. (I didn't think Mr. LinkyBot was going to let me put up 2 links...but it did! (That's why I deleted the above comment!) Thanks for hosting, Dori! Love the buffet of Christmas goodies!

  7. Thanks for hosting, Dori, and Merry Christmas to you! I added my link above - Clapper and the Christmas Bats. Your grandkids might enjoy it too!

  8. Today at Alphabet Soup I'm serving up a little Christmas Dickens with my favorite song.

    Thanks for hosting and have a beautiful, joyous holiday!

  9. Merry Poetry Friday to you too Doraine! For some reason I can't see Mr. Linky. I'll leave my link here to an original Christmas poem for introverts called "Breakfast of the Birds." And I'll check back later.

  10. From Laura Purdie Salas: Hi Dori--I hope it's OK to post my links here for your Dec 23 PF host. I'm out the door early in the morning and am afraid I might not have time to do it then!

    I'm in with some haiku from Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, by Lee Wardlaw. That's at (or will be at 5:30 a.m.)

    And I have 15 Words or Less Poems (everybody's welcome to come play) at

    Thanks for hosting, Dori! Hope your December has gotten better!

  11. Dori, what a visual feast you prepared for us! I loved the peeks into these holiday books. Thanks for hosting at a busy time. Sending wishes for a joyous Christmas with your family.

  12. I love your post on this merry Poetry Friday and feel connected to several books on your list. We have Llama Llama Holiday Drama at home, and I've been wanting to read 10 on the Sled for a while. My 5-year-old is off school today, so we might take a trip to Barnes & Noble, where I am definitely going to read it this time :) Yesterday was "Snuggle Up and Read Day" at my daughter's preschool, and two moms read--or actually sang--There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell! to the kids. It was really fun... Happy Holidays!

  13. Thanks so much for doing the roundup this week! Happy Holidays!!!

    At Wild Rose Reader, I have an original list poem titled "Things to Do If You Are Santa Claus." I also have an announcement about a collection of my "things to do" poems.

  14. I'm in with Paul Janezko's REQUIEM: POEMS OF THE TEREZIN GHETTO. Sparse, haunting Holocaust poetry.

  15. My link seems to be missing from the list:

    Thanks again!!

  16. I'm really sorry for all the technical issues that seem to be popping up with today's Poetry Friday postings. I usually use inlinkz, because it is so much more streamlined and visually appealing, but I could not get the thing to imbed properly. I used Simply Linked which is not working as well. A few folks have said they can't see their link in the list, but I can. Please check the comments to make sure you didn't miss someone special. I guess we can't escape just a little holiday drama. ;)

  17. Apparently my link is too long to post -- here it is: Thanks for hosting!