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.

Thursday, January 2, 2014


I'm still not back in gear.  I've been trying to get my desk cleared today so I can get down to some serious work.So while I was cleaning I saw a note about the SHADORMA, a six line poems, that may have originated in Spain.  This is a syllabic form with three syllables in the first line
                                                                       five in the second, then three, three, seven syllables in the fifth line, and ending with five syllables in the last line.

Or, 1= XXX
      2= XXXXX
      3= XXX
      4= XXX
      5= XXXXXXX
      6= XXXXX

Our New Year
for 2-0-1-4
with peace and blessings to you.
May this be your year.

     Your challenge for today is to try writing your own Shadorma.  Have fun writing.


  1. Happy New Year, Joy! May 2014 bring you many blessings and much inspiration! = )

  2. Thank you Becky. The same back at ya. Your winter poem swap poem is in the mail.

  3. Joy,
    X marks the spot and poetry is yours!

    Linda A.