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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Thank You Esperanza Elementary Poets

Yesterday I visited with fine young poets from Esperanza Elementary School in Phoenix AZ.  This is a picture of the Princess of Poetry with their teacher Ken Slesarik.  We had a grand time learning former children's poet laureate Jack Prelutsky's poem EYEBALLS FOR SALE  from his book Pizza the Size of the Sun.  We made up our own manticores (a mythical beast with the head of a lion, the body of a human and the tail of a dragon or scorpion) and then wrote poems about them. 
     With the children's help I made a beaversaurus with the head of a beaver, the body of a boy, legs of a horse and the tail of a dinosaur.  We decided to call it a beaversaures and called it Mr. S. after their teacher.

So here is my lame picture of the beaversaures.



Mr. S is my beaversaures.
He likes singing
in the school chorus.
He sings high.
He sings low.
He sings poems
where ever he goes.

(More verses to follow.)

     Have fun making your own manticore and writing a poem about it.  You can use your five senses to find things to tell about your creature. 


  1. I love you in pink Joy! Sounds like a fun time was had by all and what a great way to get kids into poetry. Great job!

  2. What fun! Thanks for sharing! I know the kids had a blast.
    Linda A.

  3. Pretty in Pink! Cool poetry exercise to do with the kids...you're an inspiration!

  4. Thanks for the comments. I wish you could have been with me at Esperanza Elementary School. It was sooooo much fun. The children were fun, the poetry was fun, and drawing the picture was fun too.
    Thank you for dropping by, leaving a comment and thanks for the encouragement.