The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Tadpole Twist

Tadpoles flop
in beaver’s
new-felled marsh.

Tadpoles bop
in winter’s
thawed-out marsh.

Tadpoles hop
in silty-
watered marsh.

About the Writer

Marcie Flinchum Atkins

Marcie spends her days as a teacher-librarian in Virginia, USA. In the wee hours of the morning, she writes books for kids. Her poems appear in WHAT IS A FRIEND? and THINGS WE FEEL by Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong. Her latest book is WAIT, REST, PAUSE: DORMANCY IN NATURE.