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 30, 2015

June 28, 2015


Early afternoon
sun still bright.
Heard a noise
gave me a fright.

Thunder rumbled.
Thunder roared.
It made a clashing BOOM!

Thunder grumbled.
Thunder growled.
It loudly clapped KAH-BOOM!

   Yesterday we had an afternoon storm.  It was different to me because the sky was still bright.  At first all I could tell was the noise.  No rain, and I didn't see lightning in the bright day.  So, I sat and listened to the sound of thunder for some time before I saw rain and clouds overhead.  It was fun to think of all the sounds the thunder made and to try to find words to describe it.  For your challenge today, find something that makes a sound.  It could be your dog, a cat, the refrigerator.  I once read a great poem about the sounds a spray paint can made.  Anyway, sit with the sound for a while and consider all the different words you can use to describe the sound.  If you go swimming, what sounds do you hear around the pool?  Try writing a sound poem today.  Make it fun.
The world of  children's poet is filled with wonderful sounds.


  1. A poem about a specific sound is a good exercise. Do you know websites with specific sounds? I've listened to some animal sounds online.

    1. Great question Linda. I'll have to do some research. I do know there are bird sounds available on-line, but I don't know about a whole sound library. I'll have to see if I can do some research to find a URL for that.Thanks for adding to my education.
      I do know that the sound of a thing is the second most frequently written thing authors write about. Sight, or what a thing looks like is the most frequent.