The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Lily Dancing

Listen to Carol read her poem ...
You sway underwater
rooted somewhere deep below
stretching, reaching up then out
swirling ‘round like a dancer entranced
your outer petals a flowing skirt
settling now softly on the surface,
living at least for today
as an ancient soloist
in the still pond.

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).