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.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Leaves are falling
from the trees.
Dancing, drifting
with the breeze.

When the leaves
hit the ground
rake them up
into a mound.

Now a dash
with a little run.
Jump in the pile
for autumn fun.

    Happy Sunday.  Have fun writing about what you are doing today.  
    My friend children's poet David L. Harrison is making a presentation today at the USBBY (the United States Board on Books for Young People)meeting in St. Louis with Sylvia Vardell, editor of the Poetry Friday anthologies with Janet Wong at Pomelo Books.  The theme of their session is “PerformanceJoy”—to go along with the conference theme, “BookJoy,” and their session is entitled, “BookJoy for Middle School: Poetry in Many Voices” Click on the links if you want to know more.  With so much JOY in their break out session, I'm thrilled they will be using one of my poems in their presentation.

1 comment:

  1. Proud of you and happy for you too. May your days be filled with joy!