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, November 16, 2013


chasing room to room
you are the good idea 
I want to set free.

      It is a busy Saturday.  I need to take a walk to clear my brain.  It is an exciting time for me.  I can actually feel myself growing as a poet, but unless I do the work and write the poems down, they will be lost in the ether.  So here is another little haiku.

collected pennies
gone from our Mason jar
a Happy Thanksgiving

     Go for your own walk today and see if it stirs some poetry for you.  It was by walking that Basho, the father of modern haiku, wrote his poems.  So try it and see what you come up with. Or, see what comes to you.   Have a great weekend writing.


  1. Joy,
    I'm so glad to hear that you're feeling so inspired to write more and more poems. How wonderful to be able to tell that you're growing as a poet. Belive it!

  2. I was at the Arizona State Poetry Society meeting today, Linda. I got to hear Arizona's first Poet Laureate Albert Rios read. It was an exciting day, and I even won the door prize. Yahoo. I met some awesome poets too.