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, October 24, 2011


Two dogs, Three owls,
Four frogs.     All gathered by 
my tent to croon       --sing a song to
 the full moon.       They're buzzing, howling,
croaking-cheep!        It is so loud I can not sleep.

    I was trying to make this a concrete poem in the shape of a camping tent.  I think it looks more like a triangle than a tent.  What do you think?
What do you do when you are kept awake at night?  I like to write.  The house is quiet.  The phone doesn't ring.  I don't want to do noisy things and wake the rest of the house, so I write.  Can you write a poem about what you do?  Have a great week.


  1. Joy,
    I love your poems and can't believe how you put them out each day. Are you collecting them for a book? Very impressive. They all make me smile. WOuld you be interested in being a guest blogger on my blog? You could talk about what makes you tick as a poet, we could just post some of your favorites--whatever. i think they are wonderful!!

  2. Joy,
    I love your concrete poem and yes it looks just like a tent. It welcomes me in.

    Linda A.

  3. Carol,
    Thank you.
    My heart makes me tick. I'm just having fun writing and having a place to hang out.
    Yes, I'd love to help with your blog. What do you need? How many words? What questions would you like answered? How do we do this?