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.

Saturday, March 15, 2014


t-shirt with Poetry Friday Anthology for Science cover

Hey look at me!
I have a brand new tee.
Book cover on the front,
a poem on the back.
It doesn't get
much better than that.

I hope you have a great Saturday.  I'm off to the sixth Tucson Festival of Books.  My newspaper says there will be approximately 450 authors there.  WOW! 
I'm planning to have lots of fun.  I'll be reading science poems at 1:00 with Juanita Havill and Ken Slesarik. 

It is the middle of March, we'll have a full moon on Sunday.  Has this been a cruel month, or a fun, busy one for you?  Can you write your own MARCH poem today?  Have fun.


  1. No, it doesn't get any better, Joy. Have fun!

    1. Ain't life grand, Linda? I have so very much to be thankful for.
      Especialy having friends like you. Hope all is going well.

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    1. Happy St. Paddy's Day, Linda.
      Wish we were together so we could do a duet Happy Dance.
      Thank you.

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    1. Hey Michelle. I was kinda pleased with how well the shirt turned out too. I ordered it in large so I could get it over my big head.

  4. The shirt is very cool. Have fun at the Festival.

    1. Thanks for your good wishes Rosi. The book festival was too cool. I had a wonderful time and it was great yo see so many friends.

  5. You look pretty happy in that shirt! Hope the festival is as much fun as you expect. Your cacti background is pretty impressive too!

    1. Thanks Carlie,
      The Festival was everything I could have wished for and more. It always seems like there is far more to do at the festival that I can ever get to. I can hardly wait until next year. No one talked about children's poetry, boo hoo.
      Just shows you where children's poets rank.