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.

Friday, April 22, 2016


The earth is here.
Let's hope to stay.
Turn off the lights
when you go 
out to play.

If you go out
with your dog today
pick up after him.
Happy Earth Day.

     What can you do to protect our environment?  To make the earth a better place to be?  Today we are to celebrate the earth, so have fun planting flowers, picking flowers and playing with your dog and picking up after him.  Can you try writing your own poem today to celebrate Earth Day?
      I have one more manticore poem to share with you, but that can wait until tomorrow.

      Today I'm here to celebrate the Poetry Friday Roundup.  All the children's poets have gathered over at  Jama Rattigan's blog to leave links to our poems.  You can find more poetry at Jama's Alphabet Soup.
Thank you Jama Rattigan for another delightful, fun, educational, picturesque, yummy post.  Thank you for hosting us this week and throwing a GREAT party.

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.  E. L. Doctorow


  1. Sweet poem, Joy. Happy Earth Day!

    1. First time I've ever heard a poem that suggests dog poo called sweet!
      Thanks for hosting us, Jama. You must know I love your blog posts. Mr. Cornelius is adorable and I love your dishes. You fill them with such yummy things.

  2. Lots to do on earth day, Joy. I'm trying to use/re-use & re-cycle as much as I can, & I am crazy about turning off the lights! Your poem is a good reminder! Happy Earth Day in Hawaii to you!

    1. The spring birds have arrived and their songs are so sweet. Our Pacific Plovers are flying off to Alaska. But, alas, Hawaii doesn't have hummingbirds. I was reading the education report cards for the schools on my island and there is so much our schools need. More cultural diversity, for sure. How does a lion, tiger, a hummingbird become real for a child who has never seen one? The culture is different.

  3. Picking up is good!...Toys...poop... Yes, picking up is good.

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