Wednesday, September 28, 2016

DMC: "Children's Writer" by Robyn Campbell


My mind paints pictures in words.

Scattered images soaring,

traveling through my backdrop.

I sketch syllables and verbs,

rhyme schemes, rhythm and meter.

They twirl and bop, cavorting.

Winking at me with spirit,
they scintillate with ditty,
title me writer, poet.

The words give children a voice,
speaking a kids melody—

music, euphony, friendship.

© 2016 Robyn Campbell. All rights reserved.

Jane Yolen has challenged us to write a septercet that features reading or writing this month. What is a septercet?  Click HERE for more details.

Post your poem on our September 2016 padlet. All contributions will be included in a wrap-up celebration this Friday, September 30th, and one lucky participant will win a personalized copy of her fabulous new collection of science poetry:


  1. How I love this twirling, bopping, scintillating ditty word fest, Robyn! It's a party in a poem. :)

  2. It's a party every day in a children's writer's world! The only way to slow down all these cavorting words is to capture them and place them on paper! Nice! Glad you captured these!

  3. I like the idea of how a children's writer thinks, those "Scattered images soaring". Wonderful descriptive words!

  4. Thanks, Michelle. I love seeing that poem up here. You'll never know what it did for me. :-) You know what? If I keep believing....

  5. I love those cavorting words and syllables! Your description of a children's writer is spot on! So much fun to read!

  6. This poem has energy! Painting, soaring, traveling, sketching bopping and cavorting words, bestow a title, give children voice. So much wonderful doing in this septercet.

  7. Awesome job, Robyn. I love all of the super juicy words you worked into the poem.

  8. Wonderful poem. I especially like "

The words give children a voice,
    speaking a kids melody." Thanks for the poem.

  9. Thanks everyone. You have made my week. Michelle, SWAK. :-)