The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

In a Blink

Spring is coming ‘round the corner.
It’s closer than we think.
One day, it’s pitch-black outside,
And the next day, in a blink—

The sun’s out early!
The grass is green!
The treetops bend and sway
In gentle breezes, bringing warmth
After weeks of dark and gray.

They’re here to stay, these clear bright days,
With flowers gold and pink.
But fall and winter come again,
And faster than we think.

About the Writer

Veronica Szczygiel

Veronica Szczygiel, Ph.D., is a writer and Director of Online Learning at Fordham University in New York City. She loves to hike and camp with her survivalist husband and their rescue dog Sonia. She gardens with her adopted cat Shadow in her magical urban backyard, bakes bread and fruit tarts, paints landscapes, travels, and reads avidly. Veronica has published in Highlights High Five, FAITH, Radiant, Busted Halo and other multimedia publications. You can find her work on her website,