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.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Post Party Fatigue

     WOW!  What fun I had yesterday with our poetry party.  Everyone had great suggestions for people, birds, and even a chair and a piano to go into the family reunion photo.  Thank you to everyone who made a contribution to the party.
We really need to figure out how to do some readings of the poems from THE POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY.                   
     Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong, thank you for such a fun collection of poems.

Happy Saturday.

The party is over.
the guests have left.
I'm feeling sad
and slightly bereft.

     Do you like parties?  Many parties in Tucson have pinatas. What do you think the pinata for a poetry party would look like?  I know what would go inside--sweets, good words and great lines for poems.
    I keep an idea bowl on my desk.  I cut interesting words and phrases from magazines when I see them and put them in the bowl.  On days when I can't think about what to write,I grab some words from the bowl and see if I can fashion them into a poem.  Do you keep and idea bowl, jar or envelope to help you write poems?
   The poetry challenge for today is to write a poem about how you feel today.  Are you happy, sad, busy, tired, delighted,or just plain punked?  Have fun writing.  It doesn't have to be long just try to write something.


  1. The party is over
    The guests may have left
    It's okay to feel sad,
    But I'm feeling glad
    Because I have a friend in JOY
    and Saturday ...
    is ours to enjoy!


    1. There you are super Cory! I love ya kid.
      What a great poem! What a great way to cheer me.
      Thank you for sharing your fantastic poetry.

  2. Joy,

    Do you need some help with cleanup? I hope everyone did their part. Glad you had so much fun! Congratulate as long as you like.

  3. Linda,
    Thanks for the offer. I'm wondering if I should make one compiled Family Reunion poem, but I think everyone did such a great job with their creations, I'm not going to mess with a great thing. I hope you had as much fun as I did.

  4. Joy,
    I meant to say celebrate as long as you like. Is congratulate a word????

  5. Absolutely, poets get to make up their own words, that is part of the fun. And if you are a lousy speller like I am, or if you're slightly dyslexic and read things the wrong way--you can often come up with interesting things that should be in poems. So embrace your errors and grow with them.