The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Soaring in Harmony

We open up our mouths to sing
Our echoes climb and dive
Our timbres float on fairy wings
Bees buzzing from a hive
The sounds create a witch’s brew
most magical of potions
The waves from each of us collide
in an acoustic ocean
The music is a hummingbird
of shimmering song feathers
And with our conjured harmony
our voices soar together

About the Writer

Karla Kane

Karla is an award-winning writer, editor and musician based in California. Best known as the leader of the indie-pop band The Corner Laughers, she lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area and holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology. She loves oak trees, ancient history, indoor cats, cozy cups of tea, public libraries and playing make believe.