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.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Amy Aardvark

For Amy an Aardvark
it was love at first sight
when she saw Archie Ant
on a hot August night.

Before their love
had even begun,
Amy ate Archie
with a zap of her tongue.

She ate his aunts and uncles,
his brothers and sisters,
the old and the young
of Archie's ancestors.
She ate them all, everyone,
with a flap of her tongue.

     This is another poem that stresses an alphabet letter.  It uses a lot of assonance--repetition of vowel sounds.  Can you pick a letter and write your own poem?  You may end up with a tongue twister.  Hmmm?  I wonder if Amy Aardvark is particularly good at that since she has a long tongue she can twist.  Have fun writing.


  1. YOu are having so much fun with these!! YOur poems make me smile!!

  2. Thank you. Actually, I'm never sure if the idea of being eaten is a good concept for children. This is a fairly violent poem, but it was fun to write. I just feel sorry for Amy Aardvark who's going to have a hard time finding true love.

  3. This one was so funny. I think kids would find it funny too--not violent.

    Linda A.