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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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

MY PUPPY

I have a little puppy.
He's as cute as he can be.
He always wags his tail
Whenever he sees me.

I took him to the park
To let him run and play.
And now he wants a walk
Every single day.

Home on the Beach

On the beach waves break.
A sunset picture it makes.
Cool sand for a seat.
Foam rushes to seagull feet.
Salt sprays the air.
I want to rest there.
Palm trees on the cliff
sway to their own riff.
I do not want to roam.
The beach is my home.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MY CAT

My cat
is a curious thing.
She stalks birds
'til they take wing.

   If you had a cat, how would you describe her?  Can you write your own cat poem today?  What happens if you start with, "My cat is...?"

My cat
is a motor
she purrs to be fed.
All day she sleeps
upon my bed.

My cat twines
around my feet,
she purrs and purrs
for food to eat.

My cat
turns her nose 
up at fish.
She pushes it
from her food dish.

 " Time is a harp/ That plays to you till you fall asleep."  Hilda Conkling, "Shoes of the Wind"

Sunday, August 30, 2015

SLEEP,


Sleep,
the gift of fairies,
let's us dream,
gives us melodies,
tells us stories,
writes our poems.
Even just a word
is a small hope
for our future.

   If you had a dream, what would it be?  Can you write a poem today about your dream?  Have fun dreaming.


Love is the spirit that motivates the artist's journey.  Eric Maisel 

Saturday, August 29, 2015

ELEPHANT WALK



The elephant walks,
thunk, Thunk, THUNK!
With big, flapping ears
and a long gray trunk.

   This is an action rhyme.  Can you walk three steps with heavy feet making the thunk, Thunk, THUNK? Can you use your hands to flap big ears?  Can you make a long trunk using your arms?  Sometimes it is fun to walk like the animals.  For your poetry challenge for today, can you pick an animal and write your own poem about how that animal moves? For more elephant activities check here.
   How about a sloth?

Creep, Cr-e-e-p, cr-e-e-e-p,
a sloth moves through the trees.
He steps 
so slowly
he barely 
s-h-a-k-e-s 
the leaves.

Your poems can inspire others.

  

Thursday, August 27, 2015

MY READING NOOK

Today I'm leaving home.
I may travel to Botany Bay
Africa or old Cathay.
I might go to Rome.
I can venture far
while in my favorite nook,
as I read the pages
of this story book.

   Setting is the location a story takes place in. You can travel any where in a book.  The place where you read is also a setting.  Where do you like to read?  At the beach? At your desk?  On your bed?  Under your covers?  Do you have a favorite tree you like to lean against, or a favorite rock you like to sit on while you read?  I have always wanted my very own window seat to sit in while I read (and write.) Your poetry challenge for today is to write a poem about the place you'd like to be in to read your books.  Use your imagination to describe your special place.  Have fun writing.

Nothing is so often irretrievably missed as a daily opportunity.  Marie von Ebner-Eschenback, 1905

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LOVE

All I know
is love is hidden
around us everywhere.

And if you take
the time to look
you'll see someone who cares.