The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Connie's poem ...
Roosters waking
Day breaking

Zebras prancing
Sunlight dancing

Cows lowing
Breeze blowing

Otters sliding
Clouds gliding

Doves cooing
Storm brewing

Tigers leaping
Winds sweeping

Seals flapping
Thunder clapping

Cheetahs dashing
Lightning flashing

Bharals hopping
Raindrops plopping

Eagles soaring
Waterfalls roaring

Dolphins jumping
Hailstones thumping

Quails calling
Snow falling

Swifts swirling
Mist twirling

Penguins marching
Rainbow arching

Wolves baying
Shadows playing

Owls shrieking
Moon peeking

Earth spinning
Night beginning

About the Writer

Connie Bergstein Dow

After receiving her MFA degree from the University of Michigan, Connie performed and taught dance in both the US and Latin America. Her dancing career led her into writing, which included two books for teachers (Redleaf Press, 2011 and 2006), and a picture book about movement (FROM A TO Z WITH ENERGY!, Free Spirit Publishing, 2019). She has written many verses for HIGHLIGHTS magazines. Connie's poem LET'S DANCE appears in the January, 2022 issue of Cricket BABYBUG.