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, December 23, 2016


Little Rose Tahini
lost her bikini
while swimming ocean waves.

Her surfer brother
brought her another
twas one of his better saves.

Oh no! How am I going to get myself out of this pickle? Have you ever gotten yourself into a fix where you needed someone else's help?  Have you ever forgotten your school lunch and you needed your mom to bring it to school for you, or perhaps a friend shared his lunch with you.  Perhaps you've forgotten a paper you needed at home, or ripped your pants?  Think of a problem you've had and how you solved it.  Did you leave an important book you needed for your homework at school?  What did you do? Now, can you write a poem about your problem and how you solved it?  What happened?  Can you use a poem to tell your story?  Have fun writing.

Because of you, the world is a better place. 

 Today is Friday, time for the Poetry Friday round up.  All our poetry links are being gathered today by Buffy Silverman on her blog here.  Thank you Buffy for pulling us all together to celebrate the Winter Solstice.



  1. Orthodonture
    foggy brain
    on holidays
    not errands
    but apologies
    will ring in
    the New Year.

  2. Ha! Poor little Rose Tahini...

    Here's one for you:
    Dakota had a moose we called Moosie,
    who he chewed and unstuffed with his toothies.
    til I stitched up the moose
    from this toothy abuse
    Now the moose has escaped, on the loosie!

  3. So important for kids to reflect on how others have helped them, and how they can turn around and share that spirit of giving with others. Have a merry Christmas!

  4. Follow-up to my blog (http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/01/a-new-years-to-remember.html) about an unforgettable New Year's Day:
    humor's needed now
    life flips on a dime-take heed
    change course with laughter