The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Fallen Tree

When did this tree fall?
Was I just brand-new?
How did all the big, thick roots
let go of where they grew?

How did it happen then
that tiny flowers grew
and bugs and birdies came to play
in grasses old and new?

I think it just got tired
of standing tall and crowned
so it made a home for everything
that lives close to the ground.

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).