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, October 18, 2013


Here I stand 
at the top of a hill.
My arms stretch out
to get my fill.

As I start
a little spin,
I let the magic
seep on in.

Turning round,
wild and free.
It feels like magic

So stand on a hill,
a stool or chair.
Start to turn
while standing there.

Then let the magic
blow you away.
Pick up your paper
and pen today.

We'll laugh
and have funny times
when you write
some little rhymes.

     So there is your challenge for today, written in verse.  Write a little rhyme today.  Try spinning first and see if that loosens up some great ideas and words for you.  

    Did you know that Rumi, a Persian poet, often recited his poems while spinning?


“We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.”   Rumi

  POETRY FRIDAY ROUNDUP is hosted by Cathy Mere today on her blog here    .http://merelydaybyday.blogspot.com/2013/10/dont-miss-it-poetry-friday-is-here.html?showComment=1382122238099#c9147742472074797996

talented author of BEING FRANK, has Mortimer the rabbit visiting her this week. To see what that rascally rabbit is up to, hop on over to Donna's blog at http://wordwrangleNC.wordpress.com

Have a great weekend.


  1. I don't know if that's your picture or not, but it's very cute, Joy, especially with your poem. I like it a lot, interesting about Rumi's spinning, too. Makes me want to say "come spin with me!"

    1. Thank you Linda. Yes, the picture is mine too. I was pleased with how this drawing came out. But I really need to practice more drawing of children. This girl ended more mature than I intended.

  2. Oh my goodness! I can't tell you how many times I've seen kids just start spinning and spinning on the playground at recess. They spin until they fall to the ground in utter joy. I remember enjoying spinning and spinning just like that. I'm not so sure I could do it now --- and I'm really not sure what kind of poetry might result. Thanks for sharing this fun little rhyme.


  3. Oh, Cathy. You must try spinning again, in a small way. And you've already found the topic for your poem.

  4. Spinning while reciting poetry sounds much more fun than speaking into a microphone at a podium. Way to do it Rumi! Thanks for sharing that information, Joy.