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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

June 8

"Taste me," said the Earth.
"Drink me in.
I smell like a newly mowed
alfalfa field
on a summer's eve.
And if you patiently stand
quietly still
you will see the strobe
of fireflies
with nothing better to do
than flash their lights
looking for a mate
on a warm summer's eve."

Today is International Ocean Day.  It's a day to think about sustainability and what we can do to be better citizens of our Mother Earth and the oceans.  What can you do to make the world a better place?  Try writing a poem from the persona of the Earth or the oceans.  What do you think they would tell us?  Have fun writing.

  The earth belongs to everyone.