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, June 29, 2012

A Room in the Jungle

Tambopata Research Center Room 

My Room

Two beds
mosquito netting
a candle
and fan
a chair for my suitcase
a coat hook for my jacket
and an open window
to the jungle
where I can stand
and breathe
and bow to nature
who at any moment
will delight me
with another creature
or flowers
in the trees.

     Many people have asked me what my room was like  on our trip to the Rainforest.  If you'd like to know more, the eco-resort company has a web site  (with lots of great pictures) at www.perunature.com   The picture above I took from their web site. 

    The challenge for today is to write a poem about your room.  You certainly can rhyme the poem if you choose, but I think you'll have more room and can have a better chance of hitting the emotion you want in free verse.  Try it.  I hope you are enjoying your summer.


  1. What an adventure, Joy! I enjoyed browsing your rainforest poems. I heard howler monkeys when I was in Tikal. Startling sounds they make! I'm glad you observed your surroundings with a poet's eyes -- it doesn't seem like you missed a thing!

  2. I've never been to Gautamala. How wonderful for you. You're welcome to post poems about your trip to Tikal in this comments section. I'd love to read about your trip.

  3. Wow, what a wonderful experience. I've enjoyed reading this and your animal poems. I think I will have to tidy my room before I can write a poem about it though ;-)

  4. Clothes piled to the ceiling
    I can't see my rug
    My bed is a mess
    My room needs a hug
    My closet is sick
    It threw up on the floor
    I need a vacation...
    but I can't find the door!

  5. Donna,
    Great poem about your room. It made me laugh. I'm ready for that vacation too--always. thanks for sharing.

  6. you r right... I do like this one.... donna's was/is good too.... especially the closet throwing up... ILY cloey

  7. OH, that photo is BEAUTIFUL! What a special place. Thanks for sharing your poem.

  8. the photo and poem are both terrific. What an experience!

  9. Yes, I wish the photo were mine, but it isn't it is from the TRC--Tambopata Research Center web site at: www.natureperu.com

    Of course there wasn't heating or air conditioning. One night it was cold so we all got extra blankets and hot water bottles. The water was still warm enough to use to wash my hair with the quick cold shower in the morning.
    and did I mention that there was only limited electricity for a few hours a day so they could cook our meals?

  10. Thanks for sharing all these photos and poems from your trip, Joy! What a grand experience. You'll be dipping into it for future poems too, I'd imagine... :0)

  11. Quite an adventure. Usually the stuff of movies :)! SO glad you're chronicling your experiences in poems.

  12. Joy,
    You are so good to share all these experiences with us. I'm learning so much and having such a good time doing it.