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.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Morning

Kauai sunrise from the Homesteads 2018


all yellow
and pink

bird cries
my eyes
and blink

down to
the stream

Not sure
I want
to wake
from this

Happy Good Friday.  I hope it is a poetry day for you.  I wrote this poem  when I looked out my window and saw the cows meandering over the hill.  The egrets had left their perch in the top of the mango tree to travel with them.  I know it is going to be a good day, even though there are predictions of rain this whole Easter weekend.  It did strike me how many of my poems start with a small observation--usually about the weather.  What is the weather like at your place?  Can you write a poem today about a small observation you make?  Have fun writing.

Right now an opportunity appears, make the best of it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Fairy Wings

There are fairies in my garden,
and I even have the proof.
I stopped to pick a flower
and then I heard a p o o f.

There beneath the flower--
the strangest of things,
a tiny, little fairy
had left her fairy wings. 

   If you find fairy wings in your garden, you get to make a wish.  What would you wish for?  Can you write a poem about wishes, or making a wish?  Have fun writing.

You have the power to make this an amazing day.