The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Bird's Nest

(riddle poem)

I’m shaped like a cup.
But I can’t drink.

My body has stems.
But I’m not a tree.

My name rhymes with rest.
But I never sleep.

Then a bird drops in,
and now I have eggs.
But I won’t eat them.

What am I?

About the Writer

Sherry Shahan

Sherry has 40 children’s books to her credit, pre-school through young adult. Her writing has appeared in Aquila, Highlights For Children, Cobblestone, Cricket, Owl and other children’s magazines. Sherry holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and taught a picture book writing course for UCLA Extension for 10 years.