The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Two Birds

Bird in the Shape of a Poem

Soar and glide,
flap for flight,
hover and flutter,
land, alight.

Gather twigs,
make a nest.
Lay some eggs,
roost and rest.

Sing a tune.
Peck and tweet.
Score a worm,
bon app├ętit!


Poem in the Shape of a Bird

About the Writer


Stefan Karlsson

Stefan is a poet and artist based in Portland, Oregon. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of California-Irvine. His poems (for children) have appeared in The Dirigible Balloon, Paddler Press, Little Thoughts Press, and Tyger Tyger Magazine. His paper marbling artwork can be found on Instagram @nautiluspaper, and his poetry for kids can be found on Twitter @stefkidlit and on YouTube @StefanKidsPoetry.