Poem Parade

Remember the “old days” when you wanted to enjoy poetry? You’d find it in a book. These days, we often turn to the screen for our pop of poetry. This got me thinking that poetry in modern times is like a parade. Poems of every subject and tone march across the screen for all to see. And we, as readers, writers, and lovers of poetry, can join in the parade whenever we want (no shoes required). Of course, for me, random thoughts like this often turn into a poem. Cotton candy, anyone?

Continue reading

Featured Poem on YourDailyPoem.com

Hi there my wonderful readers! Today my concrete children’s poem is featured on yourdailypoem.com! My “fractured nursery rhyme” poem, Hey Diddle Diddle is kicking off a week of poetry posts on the blog where poems are formated in the shape of the subject. Come on over and check it out and while you are there, stay a while and enjoy this fabulous site that reminds us “a poem a day keeps the doldrums away!”

Visual Prompt: refuge in the library

We’ve all been there, pen in hand, waiting for a poem to arrive. Poetry prompts are a great way to get the juices flowing on those inevitable days when a poem doesn’t show up. The visual prompt below reminded me that we have many friends at the library on the shelves and those characters will always welcome us and give us a place to go when when we need it most.

Continue reading

Letters to Mother Goose Series: Mother Goose’s reply (final poem).

I hope you’ve been enjoying my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Thirteen of Mother Goose’s characters have written a poem to Mother Goose in answer to her wish upon a star. This week, Mother Goose replies to all her characters in one final poem of the series. As a reminder, this was the wish that started it all:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write...
Continue reading

Letters to Mother Goose Series: a Ship a-sailing

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week thirteen (just one week left) of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! This week the poem is penned by the captain and crew of the ship a-sailing in response to Mother Goose’s wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write...
Continue reading

Letters to Mother Goose Series: Miss Muffet

Little Miss Muffet from kids book Mother Goose's Pajama Party

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week twelve of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Join me today and all summer long as I share my series of poems (just two more left) written to Mother Goose by the characters she created in response to her wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write. 
Continue reading

Letters to Mother Goose Series: Moon

You know Mother Goose writes in rhyme, but do you know her characters are poets too? Welcome to week eleven of my Letters to Mother Goose poetry series! Join me today and all summer long as I share my series of poems (just three more left) written to Mother Goose by the characters she created in response to her wish upon a star:

Twinkle, twinkle, little star.  
I wonder how my children are. 
Up above the world so bright, 
if I may, I wish they'd write. 
Continue reading