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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.--Percy Byshe Shelly

  It is finding the truth, no need to lie.
  It's munching on watermelon and letting seeds fly.
  It's a letter that comes with a card in the mail.
  It's the lacy silver threads left by a garden snail. 
  It's daffodil trumpets covering the hill.
  It's a deer at the creek, drinking her fill.
  It's giggling and laughing and being absurd.
  It's reading a haiku and feeling each word. 

  It's a dragon who blows flames, loud and hardy.

  It's fairies in the garden having a tea party.

   It's the sound of a truck shifting its gears.

     I hope you are enjoying National Poetry Month.  Just for fun can you write an acrostic poem today using "Poetry" or any other word you choose? 

  OK, let's see if I can quickly do this.

open you heart, your
eyes and mind
to the wonder of words;
remember your
yearning to be surrounded.

   I think I'm going to need to come back to this again later.  Have fun with your own word experimentation. 


  1. I love the dragon and fairies

  2. Me too, I don't think I do terribly well when I try to write fantasy. But, every so often I like to think about throwing some dragons, trolls and fairies into a poem. Actually I've been having fun thinking about this poem as an illustrated picturebook. I think the verses would need to be rearranged, but I love the idea of the pictures being used for vocabulary development. What do you think? There isn't a dramatic arc, but maybe I could build something in later.