The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Little Deer in Winter

Listen to Carol
I hardly see you, Little Deer —
you match the trees and ground.
My camera brings me oh, so near
but I won’t make a sound.

You stare at me, your brown eyes wide
Oh, please don’t move, don’t scare.
I know you’re trying hard to hide,
and want to know I care.

Please let me “click”! That’s all I need
to carry home with me
and then I’ll leave you while you feed
on leaves from Little Tree.

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).