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.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Fire dances
as a ballet bird
for Igor Stravinsky.

Fire rings
at the station.
The engine rolls.

Fire dog
sits in the front
of the fire engine.

Fire reflects
in the pond. CROAK
cries the fire bellied toad.

Fire blazes
a trail
across the Grand Canyon.

  There are still more fire poems to come.  I hope you are having as much fun with these as I am.  Did you know February is National Fire Safety Month?  When was the last time someone checked the smoke detector in your home?  Can you write a poem today about fire safety?  Have fun writing.


  1. Love the contrast between the winter poems and fire here. Thanks Joy! :)

    1. Thank you. It is sunny and warm in Tucson. I'm sorry all those Chicago folks has snow for the ALA.

  2. Joy,
    Hooray for the fire dog ready for duty. Have you used "fire iron?"