#GB101020 GB Challenges Poetry Poetry Friday

#GB101020 [Poetry Friday] List of 10 Poetry Friday Posts Over The Years

A throwback to my ten favourite Poetry Friday posts over the years. #GB101020

Myra here.

Thank you, Ruth of There Is No Such Thing As A Godforsaken Town, for hosting this week.

The whole month of July will be devoted to sharing our List of 10 for GatheringBooks’ 10 years in 2020 – #GB101020.

I am excited to be sharing my List of 10 Poetry Friday posts over the past several years (in no particular order). If our tags/categorizations are correct, we started joining the Poetry Friday community as early on as 2011. Click on the title or the image to be taken to our original post.

(01) Variations on the Word Sleep by Margaret Atwood – 01 July 2011 (Amazon | Book Depository)

Taken in Robson Street, Vancouver Canada

(02) Maya Angelou’s Phenomenal Woman and India Arie’s Because I am a Queen (Amazon | Book Depository) – 24 February 2012

(03) His and Hers for Valentine Week and A Case of You – 15 February 2013 (Amazon)

(04) Tim Burton’s Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy – 03 May 2013 (Amazon | Book Depository)

(05) The Art of Disappearing by Naomi Shihab Nye – 19 July 2013 (Amazon | Book Depository)

(06) A Valentine 3-in-1 Collaborative Blogpost from the Ladies of GatheringBooks – 14 February 2014

(07) Originally by Carol Ann Duffy – 07 March 2014 (Amazon | Book Depository)

(08) Woman Work by Maya Angelou and Tracy Chapman – 21 March 2014 (Amazon | Book Depository)

(09) Alice Walker’s “Overcoming Speechlessness,” Naomi Shihab Nye’s “Blood” and “We Teach Life, Sir” by Rafeef Ziadah – 05 September 2014 (Amazon | Book Depository)

(10) Poetry as a Blessing for Teachers – 27 February 2015 (Amazon | Book Depository)


I hope you enjoyed going down memory lane of Poetry Friday posts with us. Any favourites from these gallery of poems here?

5 comments on “#GB101020 [Poetry Friday] List of 10 Poetry Friday Posts Over The Years

  1. Linda Mitchell

    What a wonderful, full post. This is a banquet all on its own.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. laurashovan222

    That Margaret Atwood poem is speaking to me today — maybe because we are all worried about protecting our loved ones during the global pandemic.

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  3. Different poems touch us the most on different days. Today, “Like a Feather Lifting” speaks to me. Thanks for revisiting these, Myra!

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  4. Linda KulpTrout

    Myra, what a great list! I especially love “The Art of Disappearing.” Thanks for sharing these!

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  5. Thanks for offering us your pick, so many strong and moving posts here. I revisited “The Art of Disappearing,” –such a powerful, and personal poem; Shihab’s “Blood” poem; and “Teaching with Heart.”

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