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. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of California-Irvine. His poems (for adults) have appeared in Fourteen Hills, Sugar House Review, and Spillway, among others. His paper marbling artwork can be found on Instagram: @nautiluspaper. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he drinks too much coffee, hoards too many books, and has never enough time with his rabbit, Jean-Pierre.