The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Minnow Tag

Listen to Janice's poem ...
By a boulder, in silvery slivers
swam some minnows, in the river.

I’d see if I could—give it a crack—
grab a few and toss them back.

I grabbed and I grabbed,
but they fled in a flicker,

like shooting stars
but even quicker.

About the Writer

Janice Scully

Janice is a retired doctor who enjoys poems about nature and science. She has an MFA from Vermont College and has had stories published in Highlights for Children. Her poems have been published in anthologies including THANKU: POEMS OF GRATITIDE, edited by Miranda Paul, and THINGS WE DO, Edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell.