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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.

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.







Sunday, June 19, 2016

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

My dad is a special guy.
He's the greatest
and here is why:

He teaches me
how to play chess
and helps me
to clean up my mess.

together we bake and cook
every night he reads to me, books,

he coaches my soccer team
helps me to reach my dreams,

My dad is a can-do man
and he is my biggest fan.

Dad, I love you, let's go play.
Hope you have the best Fathers Day.

Happy Fathers Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Zoe Reads



Books from our library,
Zoe loves to read,
stories about princesses
and how to succeed.

Zoe reads books
on how to draw,
and how to make
dolls from straw.

She has everything
she may need
because Zoe has
lots of books to read.

    Do you have a book you're reading right now?  What kinds of books do you like to read?  I hope you're reading lots of books this summer.  Can yu try writing a persona poem today in the voice of your favorite book, or a character from a book?  What would it or he or she tell you?  I know lots of books that would complain about being dog-eared, having someone fold the corner of the page over to keep the reader's place instead of using a book mark.  Hve fun writing your poem.

Some of my best friends are books.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Logan Reads


Logan loves to read
every book he sees,
novels, books of jokes, mysteries
monsters, dragons, ninja folks.
Every time he starts to read
his brain gets bigger, yes, indeed.

     What kind of books do like to read?  What have you learned from reading a book? Can you write your own poem about libraries, books or reading?  Have fun and enjoy your summer.

     Today is poetry Friday and the poetry roundup is over at  Carol's blog Carol's Corner.  You can find more poetry here.  Thank you,  Carol,  for hosting us this week.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Concert

Down by the pond
the frogs
croak,
ribbet,
broak, 
a springtime 
serenade.

My greatest wealth is found in my friends.