The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Bee Convention: A Nonet

honeybees dance
flit-flying on blooms
abuzz-huzzing, then zoom!
They gossip, bop between stops
dip into winterberry buds—
blossom rave on the cusp of summer.

About the Writer

Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Marcie spends her days as a teacher-librarian in Virginia, USA. In the wee hours of the morning, she writes books for kids. Her poems appear in WHAT IS A FRIEND? and THINGS WE FEEL by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. Her latest book is WAIT, REST, PAUSE: DORMANCY IN NATURE.