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.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Fire glows
in the stone
of an opal.

Fire flames--
now you're cooking
with gas.

Fire flashes
as lightning
charges to earth.

Fire releases
the seeds
of jack pines and manzanita.

Fire flares
in the campfire
roasting marshmallows.

Fire warms
the sands and seas
and you and me.

  OK, so that's it for my fire poems.  I have a couple more but I don't want to bore you.  I certainly have enough for a collection of non-fiction poems.  Now all I have to do is re-write and edit.  I have some polishing to do on these, but it has all been fun.  Now, it is your turn.  Can you write a poem about the sea today?  Have fun writing. 


  1. Joy,
    So proud of you for sticking with this and seeing it through. You have definitely been "on fire!" It's wonderful that you have created a whole collection's worth!

    1. Hold on Linda, there are more coming tomorrow. I'm just having too much fun with fire. Sure wish you were here to see our beautiful red sunset. We were in the high 70's today and tomorrow we're supposed to get to 80 degrees and hold that till Sunday.

    2. Sounds like the sky was on fire. I know it was lovely. Sorry to have missed it.