The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Curious Fishes

At the aquarium,
I feel like I am on the seafloor.
Curious fishes fly by me,
their many-colored scales

A seahorse hovers to gaze at me.
Amazed, I gaze back,
if he wonders how I swim
with hands instead of fins?

I wish
I could speak Fish!

About the Writer

Elizabeth Kuelbs

Elizabeth writes for children and adults. She holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and you can find her work for young readers in Spider, Cricket, the Caterpillar and elsewhere. Visit her online at