Category: Classic Poems Series

24 May

Classic Poems Series: “Annabel Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe + Poetry Comic Illustrator Julian Peters

Get out your hankies! I am getting right to the goods this week, because they are THAT GOOD. Last September when I was researching my post for “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by W. B. Yeats, I ran into this: It’s Yeats! Manga-style! And there was a whole poetry comic attached for his poem “When […]

29 Mar

Poetry Friday: Poetry Is…Forgiving, with Elizabeth Stevens Omlor

Time for another installment of the “Poetry Is…” series! Today I have children’s writer and pal Elizabeth Stevens Omlor, who has catapulted to fame with her blog, Banana Peelin’. What? You don’t know it? Hie thee thither, then, friends! Especially if you love to laugh at other people’s misfortunes. You see, Elizabeth oozes so much […]

02 Nov

Classic Poems Series: The Three Witches from MACBETH by William Shakespeare

Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it. –Macbeth I have a confession. I didn’t always love Shakespeare. I liked him quite a lot, and I always loved his movies…but we just didn’t connect on a really deep level, you know? Which is kind of weird considering my background in poetry and theater. Sure, […]

24 Sep

Poetry Friday Kids’ Classic: “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats

Literature is to my mind the great teaching power of the world…   –W.B. Yeats Years and years and years ago when I was but a wee lass, I just knew, deep down, that I was destined to live abroad. It wasn’t a dream or a whim or a young girl’s fantasy, but a real need […]

31 Aug

Poetry Friday: Three Poem Parrot-ies after Herrick, Coleridge, and Parker

Happy Poetry Friday! The thing I love most about writing this blog is that I get to meet so many wonderful and kooky characters…that is, poets. The latest to join NWR is David L. Harrison, who will be on the blog in all his wacky glory on September 10 — and you won’t want to […]

11 Jun

Poetry Monday Kids’ Classics: “The Moo-Cow-Moo” by Edmund Vance Cooke

Moo-Cow-Moo by Edmund Vincent Cooke

Happy National Dairy Month, milkmaids and dairymen! Every day brings a new adventure and new knowledge here at No Water River, and the search for this month’s classic poem set me on a trail to dairy country. I actually had a different poem planned, but then my location scouts came across this obliging field. As […]

21 May

Poetry Monday Kids’ Classic: “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll

Somehow it seems to fill my head with ideas—only I don’t exactly know what they are! However, SOMEBODY killed SOMETHING: that’s clear, at any rate— –Alice after reading “Jabberwocky” Hello, donderfous readers! I’m so pleapful to be making my first poetic appearance on the blog since sometime in March — I’ve moffered it! And I’m even […]