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, January 25, 2012

A Poem

A poem 
makes my toes

It makes my legs
want to 

My knees want to bend
and my bum
wants to
shimmy, shimmy, shake.

My body wants to sway.
My blood pulses.
My fingers
snap, snap, snap.

Poetry makes me
want to throw 
back my shoulders,
throw up my arms
into the air,
and shout 
Wahoo, Wahoo!

Even in sad times
poetry makes me feel

   I'm taking a break from the bestiary today because I didn't like yesterday's poem.  And because I was thinking about this poem on my walk and I wanted to share it with you.  My walk this morning was a fun one.  When I started there was a cloud in the sky that looked like a twister with two holes for eyes.  Then those eyes morphed into eye brows and then a mustache and goatee.  Finally the whole thing morphed into a shape like a wolf with a very hungry look because his tongue was lolling out of his mouth.  Do you like watching clouds and making up pictures for them?  So the challenge for today is to watch clouds and write a poem about it.  Or if you'd rather just write a poem like mine about how poetry makes you feel.  Have fun.


  1. anther good one... cloey

  2. I did like tracing the movement from foot to head.
    Thanks for stopping by.