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, July 23, 2015


Look. Look.
What do you see?
It's a cardinal hiding
in the tree.

Listen. Listen.
What do you hear?
It's the cardinal's song
bringing us cheer.

Sniff. Sniff.
What do you smell?
He's in the apple blossoms.
I can tell.

Touch. Touch. 
What does he feel?
He's flown to the bird feeder
for his next meal.

Taste. Taste.
What more does he need?
The bird feeder is full
of sunflower seed. 

   This little poem includes all of your senses.  Can you try writing your own poem today that includes your senses?  Or pick one sense and write a list poem about it.  I hope you have fun trying this exercise.

Children's Poetry is where it all begins. 


  1. The cardinals are so pretty and stately. Thanks for writing a great poem about them.

    1. Hey Joan,
      Good to hear from you. Hope your summer is going well. I do miss seeing cardinals. In Tucson we only see them when they are migrating. Thank you for taking the time to read my poem and to leave a comment.

  2. Joy,
    I loved your cardinal's story using all the senses. Lovely! I was thinking on senses this morning with a book character. Great minds think alike. ;)

    1. Going through the senses would work for almost anything. Try it. And yes, we often think of the same thing at the same time. I imagine if we were to get together for lunch, we'd order the same thing and finish each other's sentences.

  3. This is really a sweet poem. I love the repetition and use of all the senses. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. Thank you, Rosi. I appreciate your reading my poems. When was the last time you saw a cardinal?

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    1. Thanks, Catherine. I've enjoyed your art projects. Thank you for stopping by.