The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Cleaning the Menorah for Hanukkah

Listen to Carol
I always leave the paraffin
I don't like cleaning out and in
the boiling water melts it quick
but then there's somewhere else to stick!
So this year I worked hard today
to slip the candle drips away
Hello, my ancient silver friend
who lights the nights 'til Hanukkah's end.

About the Writer

Carol Coven Grannick

Carol Coven Grannick's short fiction and poetry for children has appeared in Cricket, Ladybug, Babybug, Highlights, and Hello. Her middle grade novel in verse, Reeni's Turn, debuted in September of 2020 from Fitzroy Books/Regal House Publishing. Her poetry for adults appears/is forthcoming in multiple print and online venues, most recently including Capsule Stories, The Birmingham Arts Journal, West Texas Review, and The Write City Review (Chicago Writers Association).