The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Cloud of Bats

Shrouded night fliers
hang upside down in secret

Twilight hunters search
detecting echoesswooping
scooping winged morsels

bats return to shadowy roosts
cloaked in mystery

About the Writer

Karla Wendelin

A former educator, Karla is a lover of trees, birds, art museums and animals that smile, all of which inspire her poetry. Her published credits include poems in Jack and Jill, High Five, Tyger Tyger, and Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology, edited by Bridget Magee. She enjoys helping students find their poetic voice and sharing techniques with classroom teachers on her website.