Childrens's Poetry, an IWSG post
Posted on March 6, 2019

Like most kids of my generation, my first poetry books were from Dr. Seuss. In grade school, I was introduced to Shel Silverstein and his legendary Where The Sidewalk Ends. I loved that book so much that I borrowed it from our grade school library all the time. When I went on to junior high, I was introduced to more "mature" poetry in my English class in a collection titled The World Of Poetry. That's when I got into the classics, and I read some of the most beautiful poems I've ever read. You know, the pieces that stick with you forever.

So, as the years go by, I write bits of children's poetry here and there, refine my cartoon-drawing abilities, and I've come to a point where I want to try something new. I want to try children's poetry mixed with a little bit of art. But how do I start?

One thing is for sure, you don't write a children's BOOK right off the bat. At least, it didn't work for me. I tried it, published it myself, and it just wasn't working. Monsters Under My Bed was a children's book that I was sooo excited to start, but something felt wrong once I published it. So, I took down. I took it down because I was not EXACTLY what I wanted. I let my desire to write children's poetry brew for a while longer.

Then, last summer, I created little drawings for the few children's poems I had written. I've also written new pieces and created new drawings to accompany them. And, I took some of the images from Monsters Under My Bed and created their own individual poems. Below are two pieces I've created...




So, I started up a blog called Silly Little Monsters, but I'm not ready to open it to the public just yet. I'm at a point where I'm not sure I want to use my name or a fake one. Because this is a whole other genre, almost another industry altogether, I thought I would use another name. Still working this one out...

To all IWSG writers out there... what are you thoughts on this? Is there anyone who writes fiction and does some other art in another industry? Do you use the same name in both? I'd love to hear your stories...

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4 comments:

  1. No I don't ,but I wish. Writing is my number one love, but I also draw a little and wrote songs and poetry in the past. I LOVE your poetry. So cool.

    Oh and I think you should start a blog silly little monsters. I hope I see it when you do.

    Teresa

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  2. Thanks Teresa. I will open it up to the public soon!

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  3. If I ever tried to write children's poetry, I would only give them nightmares. My poetry tends to run to extremes. Most of the time it's extremely dark, but, occasionally, it's tremendously silly.
    Thanks for visiting me at The Horror Harridans Writing Sisterhood.

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  4. Silliness is key, I think, to children's poetry! :-D

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