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This is my playground for poetry written for children with ideas and inspiration for writing your own poems. Come on in. Sit for a spell, have a cup of words to swirl around and make your own cup of poetry. I'm so glad you are here. I hope you'll find the Kingdom of Poetry a fun place to be.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Fairy Dreams

A fairy comes to visit
me in my dream
together we eat
berries with cream.

We sail upon
a vanilla lake,
our raft is made
of chocolate cake.

Together we have
so much fun at play
as we sing and dance
the night away.

What do you dream about at night?  Can you write your own poem about one of your dreams?  Have fun writing.



Today is Poetry Friday.  You can find more poetry at Books 4 Learning.  Enjoy the round up.

May all your dreams be big and happy.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

SUMMERTIME

Summer is
pick-a-daisy time,
a crazy time, 
a lazy time.

Summer is
a what should we do time,
go-without-shoes time,
a paint the sky blue time.

Summer is
a let's go far time,
ride in the car time,
a look at the stars time.

Summer is
can we play time,
sing on our way time,
sail on the bay time.

Summer is 
a watch re-run time,
enjoy the sun time,
let's have fun time.

  What is summer time for you?  Can you try writing your own poem about what you do during the summer?  Do you go camping?  Do you eat watermelon,? Have cookouts?  Go swimming?  Read in a hammock?
Enjoy your summer and your writing. 

Writing poetry is like a covered dish.

Friday, July 8, 2016

STOMP



Stomp, stomp.
Stomp, stomp.
I'm doing an elephant stomp.

Stomp, stomp.
Stomp, stomp.
Through the jungle I clomp.

Stomp, stomp.
Stomp, stomp.
On big feet I stand.

Stomp, stomp.
Stomp, stomp.
Leaving footprints in the sand.

Stomp, stomp.
Stomp, stomp.


 This is another of the exercise poems.  Can you walk like an elephant with big heavy feet?  Have you ever watched how different animals move?  Yesterday I was watching a myna bird as it hopped along the ground.  Then I saw a chicken scratching in the dirt.  Can you try writing your own exercise poem today?  Pick an animal or an object and tell us how it moves.  Do you remember other action poems like, I'm a Little Teapot, or My Grandfather's Clock?  What other action rhymes can you add to my list?  Have fun writing you poem, and if you'd like, you can share your creation in the comments below.



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   Today is Poetry Friday and Katie at Logonauts 
is hosting us this week.  Go here for more poetry.  Thanks Katie, for gathering us all together this week. 
   You'll even find the poem BIRDS I wrote for Mary Lee Hahn as part of our Summer Poetry Swap. What fun. 

I hope you have a great week with poetry.  Happy Poetry Friday.

This is your world, create the one you'd like to live.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

SHAKE

Joy Acey 2016


Shake, shake, shake
my wet dog
in the rain
while we jog.

Shake, shake, shake
there he goes
shaking
once again
from the top 
of his head
to the tips
of his toes.
Shake, shake, shake!

Joy Acey 2016

   It is time for some exercise.  Can you shake like a dog?  Have you ever tried to give a dog a bath?  Did your dog shake?  Can you write your own poem today about giving a bath to your dog, cat or even your doll or yourself?  Have fun writing.

  The life you live is the one YOU chose.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

LISTEN

Listen
pitter-patter
falling rain.

Listen

pitter-patter
giggles
from fairies.

Listen

pitter-patter 
footsteps
getting shoes wet
in dewy grass
as fairies dance
in the rain.


     We have been having more rain at night and first thing in the morning.  I look out my window and I see fog covering the mountain and I become fanciful.  What sorts of things make you fanciful?  Can you try writing a poem about a fanciful thing today?  Have fun writing.

LISTEN

Listen
pitter-patter
falling rain.

Listen

pitter-patter
giggles
from fairies.

Listen

pitter-patter 
footsteps
getting shoes wet
in dewy grass
as fairies dance
in the rain.


     We have been having more rain at night and first thing in the morning.  I look out my window and I see fog covering the mountain and I become fanciful.  What sorts of things make you fanciful?  Can you try writing a poem about a fanciful thing today?  Have fun writing.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Fairy Dance

Down in the meadow
it's raining today.
Fairies are dancing.
They've come out to play.

Having a party,
they're drinking tea
and they've invited
both you and me.

They're eating cookies
and small cakes with cream
and they'll disappear
when we wake from our dream.


    Do you like having tea parties?  If you were to have one, who would you invite?  What would you eat?  Can you write your own poem about a tea party?



Today is Poetry Friday and  Diane Mayr at Random Noodling is hosting the roundup.  You can find more links to poetry here.  Thank you Diane for hosting us this week.