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, June 14, 2015


Will the monsoons ever come?
Will we see the water
rush and gush across the road?
Will the cracks
in the earth disappear?
Once more?

Yes, the monsoons will come
and we will see water
rushing and gushing
and filling the cracks.
But now it is summer,
and the snake and tarantula
sleep underground.
Now you and I shall hike.
Here is your backpack
and your water bottle.
All ready to go?
Walk slow.

    Today is day six of my poems based on NOW IT IS WINTER written by Eileen Spinelli.
Only two days left to this tale. 
     Here is your poetry challenge for today.  Can you make a list of things you would say "Shhhh," to?  Can you write a poem about that?  Write a list poem, or pick one item and tell us about it.  How do you feel hen someone tells you to shhhh?  Have fun with writing your poem.

Children's Poetry is the owl that calls to me each night.


  1. Joy,
    I was expecting you to say that the snakes and tarantula sleep in the cracks. Maybe some do. I like the sound of the words about the water rushing and gushing and filling the cracks. That's fun to say. I feel the movement and the flow of the words. Well done.

    1. Linda, you are something special I'm glad you are enjoying this long poem.