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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


I have a simple suggestion
To put a smile on your face,
Use your imagination .
The world is an amazing place.

Can you write a poem today about your imagination?


  1. Joy,
    This is a great way to introduce a list poem showing what makes our world an amazing place.

    1. This rhyming quatrain is fun because the pattern A-B-A-B,can be moved around and the lines can be shifted. Print the poem in a large font. Cut out the four lines, and then play with moving the lines around. Try an AABB rhyming pattern. Read the poems from the bottom up. Is the meaning still there? There is power in poetry and this little verse demonstrates this feature.

    2. You can also try the oblique, ABBA rhyming pattern. See what happens. It is fun.