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.
Friday, October 11, 2013
have you got a minute?
You hopped for JOY
and now I'm in it.
A children's poetry blog
I'll add my 2 cents
so your tour doesn't stop.
I was tagged by Heidi Mordhorst last week to feed and house Morty for the week. (Notice how we've become such good friends that I have a pet name for Mortimer? You're allowed to groan that was a very bad pun. He does look a little like my Dutch Uncle.) I've got to tell you, having him for a guest is like having fish visit. At first he is all cute and cuddly, but then he becomes a BIG responsibility. Just keeping him entertained has been interesting. He's eaten all my carrots, chewed holes in my new shoes. He wants to eat my poetry. Oh what's a girl to do?
Answer the interview questions quickly and send him on his way.
Morty: What does it take to be a children's poet?
JOY: You don't have to be royalty, but it helps. All it takes is to write poems and small rhymes for children--early and often.
Morty: Hey, why are you the Princess of Poetry?
JOY: I get to be royal because everyday I try to do my best, and each day I get a little better. (I sure hope so. You can be royalty too.)
Morty: What poem do you wish you'd written?
JOY: Oh, Morty, there are so many really great children's poems written. But, I don't WISH I'd written poems. I do it. It is called BIC(bum in chair) time and I write a lot of poems. Every poem, if you look closely at it, has merit, even if it is only that you get to eat it. So now can I send you on, please?
These are the rules for Mortimer's blog tour, (thanks Renee, I copied from you.)
- See more at: http://www.nowaterriver.com/poetry-friday-the-mortimer-minute-childrens-poetry-blog-hop/#sthash.vx5llQuS.dpuf
Hey Morty, I'm sending you to Donna Earnhardt at WordWrangleNC for a short visit. She's the author of a very funny picture book, BEING FRANK.
Now Morty, please don't eat any more shoes.
And Jeanne Poland at the Vibrant Channel Creator, said she'd take this rascal off my hands too. So look for Morty over at Jeanne's place next Friday.
Thank you Heidi Mordhorst for sending Mortimer to me.
Today's Poetry Friday Roundup is being hosted by Laura Purdie Salas over at Writing the world for kids.
Thank you Laura for hosting the party.