Poetry

Mother Goose

Mother Goose

Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been part of our Western oral tradition for hundreds of years, and is not known to be a real historical figure. In fact (according to Wikipedia) she has been associated with nursery rhymes as early …[Continue]

Submit Your Poems

Submit Your Poems

Seeing your poetry published is exciting for writers of any age. This week’s sites specialize in publishing poems from young poets. They vary in how selective they are, the length of time it will take you to get a response, …[Continue]

Haiku

Haiku

Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry consisting of seventeen syllables in three lines. The first line contains five syllables, the second has seven, and the third returns to five syllables. Traditionally, they also have some reference to the seasons …[Continue]

Summer Poems

Summer Poems

With the arrival of the summer solstice, everyone’s favorite season begins. In celebration, here is a roundup of poems for all ages that sing the praises of warm weather, long days, and no school!…[Continue]

Funny Poets

Funny Poets

Forget everything you learned about dead poets in high school. These funny poets have a way with words that will charm the giggles out of you, and maybe even inspire you (and your kids) to write some funny poems of …[Continue]

Back-to-School Poems

Back-to-School Poems

The end of summer means that kids will soon be going back to school. It’s a fun, scary, busy time for everyone, especially small children. Because transitions of all kinds can usually be made easier with stories, songs and poems, …[Continue]

Birthday Poems

Birthday Poems

Dedicated to all those who have struggled to come up with a fun and unique way to pen a birthday greeting (and with a tip of the hat to April’s status as National Poetry Month) this week’s topic is birthday …[Continue]

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) is a British author, famed for short stories, poems and tales of the British Empire in India. Children may know him best for “The Jungle Book”, a collection of stories first published in magazines in …[Continue]

Poets Laureate

Poets Laureate

What, you may ask, is a poet laureate? A poet laureate is an official poet appointed by a government to promote poetry. Britain’s first semi-official Poet Laureate was Ben Johnson, appointed by King James I in 1617. Since 1937, the …[Continue]

Autumn Poems

Autumn Poems

With leaves falling, and the weather changing, is autumn more poetic than other seasons? Probably not, but today’s sites bring together poems and rhyming songs that celebrate this particular season for kids (and grownups) of all ages….[Continue]