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.

Monday, July 13, 2015



I am part of the desert,
I feel the heat in my bones.
Sand blowing is a part of me.

Texas Rockets are my skin
shining in purple blossoms.
I hear the cactus wren,

watch the gila woodpecker
and know the Saguaro
is my home—in holes

deep drilled through spines.
Somewhere there is
a cool icing, but for me

lay me down in the sands
and I shall shift
with the winds

flow with monsoons
and change
with each breath we take.

An ode is a praise poem.  What is something you might praise?  Can you try writing your own ode today?  Have fun writing.

There are lots of things in life to praise.  I praise children's poetry.


  1. Wow, Joy. This is amazing! Just wonderful. Thanks for letting me read it.

  2. Beautiful ode to the desert! I think I see a change coming!

    1. Oh, the monsoons are here, Linda. The desert wild flowers are blooming again. I heard the coyotes yipping again last night. It does help to keep the temperature down to 100. This place is constantly changing.