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, October 21, 2011

My Eyes

I see the ocean.
I see a trees.
I see the wind
blowing with a breeze.

I see a bird
at the feeder eating seeds.
I see a hummingbird
getting what he needs.

I see a butterfly.
I see the sun.
With so many things to see
aren't I the lucky one?

Some eyes are blue,
green, hazel, or brown.
What is it you see
when you look around?

  Aren't our eyes wonderful?  The best thing I get to see is a smile on your face.  Seeing is one of our five senses, and it is the one writers mention most in their writing.  This is another poem you can play as a poetry game.  Each person can take a turn and tell what they see, or what they use their eyes for.  Make a list today of all the things you see.  Can you shape your list  into a poem? Or just use the list to write a free verse list poem.  Hey, this could be cool.  Start with the date for your title.  Your first line would be "Things I saw today:"  I'm sure you can come up with a great last line, but mine would be something like "This is what I saw, how about you?"  What would someone know about you from the things on your list?  
Have fun writing your list poem and share with me and your friends.

1 comment:

  1. Joy,
    Thanks for reminding us to turn our daily observations into poetry.

    Linda A.