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, May 2, 2016

Animals in the Garden

Come on dog,
let's go for a walk.
I'll get your leash
and we can talk.

Come on dog,
let's go for a run.
Then you'll be tired
when we're done.

Come on dog
lets go for a stroll
out to the field
to catch a mole.

Come on dog
why don't we dance,
we both need exercise.
Let's take a chance.

    Your poetry challenge for today is to select another animal , and write a similar poem that addresses the animal directly.  Come on catCome on mouseCome on Robin

Come on Robin 
bring spring on,
then you can sing
at every dawn.

    Last Friday evening I went to see a Lego display at the National Tropical Botanical Gardens in Kauai.
I saw a praying mantis, a duck, a huge butterfly, a snake, mouse, and a hummingbird--all made out of Legos.
All of the great sculptures made me think it would be the perfect place to write ekphrastic poetry.  If you were to build a Lego structure in your imaginary garden, what would it be? 


  1. I love you, Joy! You are the embodiment of fun and poetry!

    1. Thank you Joan. I just have fun making my little rhymes. It does make my body (embodiment) feel good.