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.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


ancient Coopers hawk
rests atop the chain-link fence--
a rosy sunset

     The number of hawks in my neighborhood has been increasing.  There is one that comes often to visit and I do enjoy watching him pivot his head to scan the skyline.  Your challenge for today is to try writing your own haiku.  Have fun observing nature.


  1. Dancing on stick legs
    Red-headed Sand Hill Cranes meet
    Rosy sunset glows

    Here in the Sacramento area, we have lots of flat marshland. The beautiful (and sometimes funny) Sand Hill Cranes are a sight to see. We have some hawks, but not as many as our cranes.

    1. Oh Rosi,
      This is beautiful. I love red-headed cranes. WOW! What an image. The hard part with haiku is often with the syllable count there isn't room to be specific. You handled this nicely. My bete noir was always yellow swallow tail butterflies. So many like loblolly pine trees or golden barrel cacti take up the whole line. Or like ocotillo and saguaro they are long enough that there isn't much room for anything else.
      Thank you for sharing your haiku.

  2. Joy,
    I love that you observe nature closely and share your observations here. You also share the names of animal species which makes your poetry part nature study and part poem. Beautiful combination.