The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Tap and Peck

Listen to Carol's poem ... read by JH
Yellow-bellied sapsucker knocking on a tree
tapping out messages in
Morse code to me

- .- .--. / - .- .--. / - .- .--.
.--. . -.-. -.- / .--. . -.-. -.- / .--. . -.-. -.-

Yellow-bellied sapsucker, can you edit what you say?
Quit being so loquacious.
I’ll be cracking codes all day!

About the Writer

Carol L. MacKay

Carol is a Canadian writer, living near beach and forest on Vancouver Island. Her stories and poems for children appear frequently in children’s magazines, most recently in The Caterpillar, Highlights, Cricket, Ladybug, High Five and Babybug. Carol loves to write nature poems. In 2020, she was awarded the Society of Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award for Poetry.