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.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

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


Poets are like baseball pitchers.  Both have their moments.  The intervals are the tough things. --Robert Frost
  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.
It's a penny tossed in a wishing well.  

     Happy Sunday.  Have you got something planned for today to feed your poetry well?  What are you doing that might make a great topic for a poem?  Have a great day.  Are you planning something special to celebrate Earth Day tomorrow?


  1. I've been gone & missed some of your lines, Joy. This is such a fun exercise! I still like that "crows calling for tall tasseled corn." It's my granddaughter's fourth birthday party-might be a topic! Have a lovely Sunday!

  2. Thank you Linda. I hope you had fun at the birthday party. What presents does a four year-old want? How lucky for you to have a granddaughter to write poems to and for. And yes, I'm thinking about using your suggestion. It is a great idea. Right now I'm playing with the idea. "cake" should be easy to rhyme with, but do I need to say "birthday" if I have "candles" or would it be understood that a cake with candles is a birthday cake? Oh, there is always so much to think about and play with in poetry. Each word is a friend. I'm never lonely.