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.

Monday, March 7, 2016


I'm stirring a pot of poetry stew,
who knows what the words
are going to do.

Mary went to school
with a great blue ox.
The crafty fox
jumped from his box. 

The three deaf mice
threw out their canes.
In Entsy Spider hopes
it will rain.

Rock-a-bye, baby
her cradle has sold.
Peas porridge hot
is served up cold.

Jack and Jill
waltzed off to Spain.
One fish, Two fish
swam down the drain.

What are these verses
all going to do
when they are served up
as poetry stew?

  I've been having fun playing with mixing up nursery rhymes this morning.  Your challenge for today is to try your own verse, mixing up a nursery rhyme.
Go ahead and be silly.  It is fun and feels good.  Let's get poetry crazy today.

Listen to that small voice inside you crying out to be a poem.


  1. This is adorable, reminded me of my old school days. We had a book called 'nonsense' that was filled with poetry like this!

  2. Old Mother Hubbard traded what was in her cubbard
    for the Old Woman's shoe.

    Not a poem, but a twist on the traditional way!

    I hope your day is fun in every way! This was SO fun!

    1. What a great twist because Mother Hubbard was searching for some old leather for her dog to chew on and the old woman in the shoe needed all the extra space Mother Hubbard had in her home. Only problem was the realtor got 10% on the deal and each woman lost out to a conniving man.

  3. I love your response! Thanks, Joy!