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, February 12, 2013


One cupcake, a delight.
Two cupcakes, pink and white.
Three cupcakes, for you and me,
Four cupcakes, are just enough.
Five cupcakes, now I'm stuffed.

     Can you guess what I've been doing this morning while I think about a poem to write?  Can you write your own poem about a dessert you like today?


  1. I wrote a poem for children last week titled"Turnaround Farm. You can go to my website at http//:irisinbloom.wordpress.com

    I enjoyed this blog.

    1. Thank you. I liked your site too. Your poem would make a good children's picture book.

  2. Cupcakes in honor of Abe Lincoln's birthday? You could put little stovepipe hats on them -- if there are any left by now, that is. :)

    1. What a clever idea, Jama. Next year I'll try the stove pipe.
      Loved your post on Edna Lewis. She was head chef at the Fearrington Inn just outside of Chapel Hill, NC for awhile and I got to eat one of her meals. Good memories.

  3. Joy, here's one for you...

    Five Cupcakes

    Five cupcakes on a plate
    My favorites and I can't wait.
    I whoof them down 1,2,3,4,5
    Like they're needed to survive.
    Now to work off excess calories
    Next time, please pass the peas.

    Linda Andersen

  4. Thanks for the clever poem, Linda. The last line had me laughing. Maybe I need to try writing a poem that counts down instead of up.
    I like your poem.

  5. Joy,
    Thanks for the compliment on my poem. I couldn't help but think of a cupcake eating contest image. Glad you enjoyed it. Your poems bring me enjoyment every day.