"Buttercup, flower of the yellow dye,
I see thy cheerful face
Greeting and nodding everywhere
Careless of time and place.
In boggy field or public road
Or cultured garden's pale
You sport your petals satin-soft,
And down within the vale.
You cast your loveliness around
Where'er you chance to be,
And you shall always, buttercup,
Be a flower dear to me."
UPDATE: Here are some other Poetry Friday entries for this week. If I missed you, please let me know.
- Liz from A Chair, A Fireplace and A Tea Cozy has an excerpt from -friday.html">The Merchant of Venice.
- A Fuse #8 Production has Shel Silverstein's The Homework Machine, wrapped into a review of a book with the same title.
- Kelly (originator of the Poetry Friday trend) from Big A little a shares her favorite nursery rhyme, the one about the crooked man in the crooked little house. It is very appealing.
- Wendy at Blog from the Windowsill reviews two books that explain poetry by using poetry.
- Anne at Book Buds reviews a silly book about animal poems, confessing to being jealous of the author's ability.
- Leila at Bookshelves of Doom has Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky
- Susan at Chicken Spaghetti links to James Wright's poem "The Blessing".
- Gregory K. at Gotta Book has, no surprise, an original offering, a parody of Jabberwocky.
- Melissa at Here in the Bonny Glen has a poem by Seamus Heaney, along with a link to hear the author read the poem aloud.
- Michele at Scholar's Blog posts early again, in honor of John Masefield's birthday, with Sea-Fever.
- Becky from Farm School has some Ogden Nash
- Renee of So Glad I'm Here participates for the first time with a poem lamenting enemies.
- Drew at Mungo's Mathoms joins in with a childhood favorite: the gingham dog and the calico cat. Oh, how that poem reminds me of visiting my grandparents' house!
- Susan Taylor Brown has an original haiku Note also that her upcoming verse novel, Hugging the Rock, is now up at Amazon with the cover photo.
- And last, but definitely not least, Christine at The Simple and the Ordinary has a birthday poem. Happy Birthday, Christine!