The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Nature's Fleeting Flight

Butterflies flit from leaf to leaf, flapping with a fluttering beat.
Squirrels soar from branch to branch, stashing with a sneaky cheek.
Bumblebees bolt from bud to bud, buzzing with a droning groan.
Hummingbirds hurry everywhere, hovering with a humming drum.

Dragonflies dash from pond to pond, whizzing with a whirring blur.
Songbirds sail from sound to sound, whistling with a frilly trill.
Condors coast from cloud to cloud, stalking with a careening hiss.
And people fly everywhere, piloting with a zipping zoom.

About the Writer

Sarah Steinbacher

Growing up Sarah wanted to be a teacher, writer, mom, and lawyer and she considers accomplishing three out of the four a win. A former national curriculum writer with an Ed.D. in education, she now enjoys writing children’s books that don’t shy away from life’s ups and downs. She lives in South Carolina with her husband, three children, three cats, and a tortoise. Follow Sarah on Twitter @SarahSteinbac11