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.

Saturday, April 2, 2016


A for ALOHA. 
The hello and good bye.  
The living breath 
of HA at the end
sending love.
One word will do.  

You don't need two
because no one ever 
really leaves us.
You are with me


  My friend Linda Anderson at A Writer's Playground is following a blog post challenge this month, writing about one letter of the alphabet each day in April.  She started with "A" but her list of A words didn't include my favorite ALOHA.  So I had to write a poem about that word.  Can you try writing your own "A" poem today?  Have fun exploring A words.

An aardvark ate an apple and was anxious all day.


  1. I know about the A to Z challenge, fun for those who are taking it on. Happy to see your favorite "A", Joy. Aloha to you today!

    1. Thank you, Linda. I'm not sure if I will keep it up but Linda Andersen's list didn't include Aloha and so, I just had to write this.

  2. Joy, did the aardvark eat an apple covered in ants for a double treat? I liked your alliteration in your quote. I'm so happy to hear that the a- z challenge inspired you. Thanks for the shout out for my blog. You are a special friend!

    1. Oh, I like the idea of covering the apple in ants. Thank you for inspiration. And the shout out to your blog is well deserved. You do excellent work.