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, February 20, 2012


Today, thin clouds gather
over the desert.
Rosy hues grip
their undersides.

A small breeze
pushes the sage brush.
Sand rattles
over the road.

Now I want
to be that stone
at the creek edge
worn smooth by water
and finally
growing moss.

    Do you know the adage, A rolling stone gathers no moss?  This poem plays on that theme.  Can you see the pictures?  In writing today's poem try developing a picture in your writing.  Describe the setting.  Remember to use all of your five senses.  Have fun and I hope you'll share your poem with me.


  1. Beautiful imagery, Joy. This one is very different than what you normally post. I enjoyed it!

  2. Joy,
    This makes me want to spend the day as a rock covered in moss, right beside you!