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, November 30, 2014


Joy Acey, 2014

copyright, 2014, Joy Acey

Hippo, hippo, hippopotami

down by the river acting shy.

You can hear them

grunt and groan

as they go splashing by.

Hippo, hippo, hippopotami.

I wrote this poem because I like saying hippopotami.  Are there any words you like the feel of in your mouth and the sound in your ear?  Can you write a poem today with words that you like--bubble gum, buffalo, beautiful, caramel?  Those are a few of mine.  Today is a great day for making a list of words your mouth likes.  (Why do so many of my favorites relate to food?)
Have a super-dee-dooper day writing a poem.


  1. "Hippopotami" is a fun word! Nice sounds in this poem. I like the photos too!

    1. Thanks, Tabatha. I had the best time taking the photos of our Kenyan safari. The trip was a great learning experience. I highly recommend a trip to Kenya for anyone who wants to see wild animals in their natural habitat.