Orange You Glad It's Poetry Friday? Round Up is HERE!

Welcome dear Wee Words Weaders! 

Thank you for joining me on this fine October Friday in Switzerland. 

Orange you glad it's Autumn?

Orange you glad we're gathered here today to share poetry?

Orange you glad we have each other during these unprecedented times?

If you haven't guessed by now, orange is my favorite color. And my favorite fruit, my favorite color of car, my favorite peanut m&m friend...when I like something, I REALLY like it.

This is me two years ago at the m&m store in London - my happy place.

Circa 2017 in Tucson.






What is YOUR favorite color? 

I invite you to do a fun exercise about your favorite color. 

(I read about this in a news story about a TikTok video...I know, not a highly reliable source, but my results were interesting! We're only doing the first part of the exercise about your favorite color, the news story describes two other parts.)

Write your favorite color and 3 words/phrases that describe it.

Me: orange

1. happy

2. fun

3. an acquired taste

According to the exercise, those three words are HOW I SEE MYSELF.

Let me think, does it ring true?

Huh, I think I'm generally a pretty happy person. 

I know I am fun. (My daughters might disagree, which leads to the 3rd descriptor...)

I am self aware enough to know I am DEFINITELY an acquired taste. *ahem*

I'd love to hear what's your favorite color and what it says about YOU...😃

Full disclosure, I had planned on sharing a poem I wrote about a certain orange US politician. *cough-cough* (many thanks to Tabatha for critiquing it!)

But due to recent events, I decided to go in a different direction and as of Tuesday, I was poem-less.

Then Laura Purdie Salas' newsletter, Salas Snippets, serendipitously landed in my inbox! 

She shared a lesson plan for the poetry form called, Blank Is a Word

This form was introduced by Nikki Grimes in a blog post on Michelle Heidenrich Barnes' website in 2015! (I actually participated in that challenge.)

Orange you glad the poetry community is so creative and generous?

Without further ado, here is my poem: 

Orange is a Word

Orange is a round word.

On the surface it has

a firm, dimpled appeal

which suggests 

a sweetness,

but actually is the bitter 


for the ball of 

sticky juice

hiding inside. 

©2020, Bridget Magee. All Rights Reserved.









Today the Poetry Friday Round Up will be old school

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(Are the googly-eyed fruit staging a revolt??) 

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Orange you glad I never said banana?


Fruit + googly eyes make a great...

No fruit were harmed in the writing of this blog post, though all were eaten. 😋


🧡 Sally Murphy is back with us sharing a tiddley-pom poem.

🧡 Robyn Hood Black has a poem from Sylvia Vardell's A WORLD FULL OF POEMS.

🧡 Michelle Kogan is celebrating Irene Latham's THIS POEM IS A NEST.

🧡 Myra at Gathering Books is sharing a poem from the book OF POETRY & PROTEST: FROM EMMITT TILL TO TRAYVON MARTIN in her series highlighting human rights issues and social justice.

🧡 Alan J. Wright is with us today with poems about people (none orange!)

🧡 Tabatha Yeatts has an excerpt from a poem by the newly minted Nobel Prize winning poet Louise Glück

🧡 Molly Hogan has a reverberate aubergine poem to share.

🧡 Kimberly Hutmacher shares a fall front porch haiku and some Poetry Fest info.

🧡 Liz Steinglass lists all the things she loves about Sylvia Vardell's A WORLD FULL OF POEMS.

🧡 Linda Mitchell is celebrating poet, Kevin Young's appointment as the new Chair of the African American Museum in DC.

🧡 Rose Cappelli tried out an Autumn nestling poem from Irene Latham's THIS POEM IS A NEST.

🧡 Ruth honors Louise Glück and shares a poem about her doomed Zoom experience.

🧡 Jama Rattigan has a colorful mind and fruity tastes as she shares I'M FEELING BLUE, TOO! plus a blueberry bar recipe.

🧡 Karen Edmisten shares the poem The Writer by Richard Wilbur, a poet near and dear to her heart. 

🧡 Linda Kulp Trout is sharing her poem which is included in A WORLD FULL OF POEMS.

🧡 Margaret Simon has an amazing gymnastics Ode written by one of her 5th grade students.

🧡 Fran Haley has a quivery poem inspired by an afternoon walk with her son.

🧡 Carol Varsalona shares poems that usher in fall and a link to her book review for THIS POEM IS A NEST.

🧡 Karen Eastlund has a poem inspired by some visitors to her autumn garden.

🧡 Linda Baie shares a poem about the autumn happenings out her window.

🧡 Carol at The Apples In My Orchard shares her poem that was inspired by an old cabin.

🧡 Laura Shovan features a poem from THE PAINTED BUNTING'S LAST MOLT by Virgil Suarez.

🧡 Irene Latham is onboard with another colorful offering - a RED poem inspired by a new to her Monet painting.

🧡 Jone Rush MacCulloch has an Autumn nestling poem inspired by THIS POEM IS A NEST.

🧡 Rebecca Herzog shares a few Poemtober treats.

🧡 Little Willow posts Autumn by Emily Dickinson.