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, May 4, 2014

Never Ending Poem

Pancakes for breakfast,
pancakes for lunch,
I like pancakes
a bunch,

     Now, you might ask, why did I title this a Never Ending Poem?  Because it can have almost unlimited stanzas if you want to play a poetry game.  Each person can add a stanza but first must repeat all the previous stanzas.

Pineapple for breakfast,
pineapple for lunch,
I like pineapple
a bunch,

 Think of all the foods you could put into stanzas for this poem.  Or someone could name a topic like citrus fruits, flowers, trees, shoes.  The first person's stanza would have the topic word and then everyone playing could supply an example for the next stanzas.
  This could also work as a jump rope rhyme and everyone who comes in has to add a verse.  Then 

Too many pancakes for lunch,
Too many pancakes for dinner,
I jump rope
to get 
   You are welcome to leave your verses in the comments.  I hope you are having a good day writing. Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo.  What will you do to celebrate?  Will you write a poem about that?


  1. Poetry games like this would be great for long trips in the car. You're so clever.

    1. What a great idea, Linda--poems for long car trips. The first couplet could be, "I spy / with my own little eye" And then the next would need to be a rhyming couplet of something seen.
      "Something eating grass, that says moo./ Do you see that cow there too?"
      Of course it might have parents asking, Are we there yet?