The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Tiny Light

I see a tiny light.
It illuminates the night.

It lights my hands.
It lights my feet.
It lights a leaf.

The light is wild.
It flies free.
What can it be?

It’s a firefly!
I watch as it flies into the night.

About the Writer

M. Schwartz

M. Schwartz is a nonfiction writer, editor, educational materials designer, and poet. Her work has been featured in “The Houston Chronicle”, “Concord Monitor”, and the 5-7-5 Haiku Journal. She is also the winner of the 441st Poetry Nook Contest and publishes The Author's Source, Worksheet Teacher, and Little Reader Press.