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, June 2, 2015


"Moo," said Cow,
"this tastes like, WOW!"
"Oink, oink," said Pig,
"this pie I dig."
Tomato said, "Squish."
"Pizza is our favorite dish."

     What is your favorite food?  Can you write a poem about the foods you like to eat today?  This refrain started out as a quatrain, with lines 2 and 4 missing.  but as I worked on the poem, I was having fun, so I switched it to couplets.  I called it a refrain because I'm thinking this poem is going to work its way into a rhyming picture book.  Can you figure out why a cow, a pig, and a tomato are the main characters of this poem?

A children's poem makes you tap your toes and snap your fingers.


  1. Joy,
    I love that your mind is already picturing this one as a rhyming picture book. Woohoo! I think it's funny that the tomato said "Squish." Keep this one on top of your desk to add to.

  2. Thanks, Linda. I'm having fun with this. It did make me think of I CAN'T SAID THE ANT and THE GREEN MACHINE. I've got to go find a copies of those to look at again.

    1. Joy,
      Have you found the resources you mentioned here? Renew them three times if you must to have time to think on them. Keep them in sight. All the best to you!

  3. Dear Joy,
    Good luck with your picture book. You have great ideas! Wonderfully fun rhymes!

    Never Give Up

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