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.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Each day during the month of April I will add a line to this poem.


Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance. --Carl Sandburg

It is finding the truth, no need to lie.
  It's munching on watermelon and letting seeds fly. 
It's a letter that comes with a card in the mail.
  It's the lacy silver threads left by a garden snail.
It's daffodil trumpets covering the hill.
  It's a deer at the creek, drinking her fill.
It's giggling and laughing and being absurd.
  It's reading a haiku and feeling each word. 

It's a dragon who blows flames, loud and hardy.
    It's fairies in the garden having a tea party.
It's the sound of a truck shifting its gears.
  It's the feel of two soft puppy dog ears.
It's a bright sun rise and glowing moon shine.
  It's a Carolina wren singing in a Lob-lolly pine. 
It's a snowman rolled on a cold winter morn.
    It's crows calling from tall tasseled corn.
It's the whisper of hummingbird wings in the air.
It's plaits and curls tied with bows in my hair.

It's spying a bird feeding her young.
It's pink cotton candy that melts on your tongue.
It's watching black ants as they march by.
It's corn on the cob for the Fourth of July.

It's a bumble bee tumbling inside a rose.
It's dandelion puffs tickling my nose.  
  Happy Saturday.  The winner of the POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL t-shirt will be announced later today.

 Part II

  I put all the names into a hat mixed them up well, and had my husband pull one name out  (no peeking.)  It is a good thing I didn't base the give away on the best poem or I'd still be sitting here reading wonderful poems and ideas for what poetry is.  This was so much fun   because each person is special to me.  What lovely memories.  The winner of the POETRY FRIDAY ANTHOLOGY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL t-shirt is Amy Ludwig Vanderwater , author of FOREST HAS A SONG.  Congratulations to Amy and to each of you who left me messages and who visited my blog over the last two years.  Thank you.


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