The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

An Early Spring Garden

Daffodils are trumpets
Announcing spring.
Hyacinths wear robes
Of white and blue and pink.
Crocuses are friendly,
Growing in close bunches.
Snowdrops bow their heads,
Curve their necks in hunches.
Tulips grow the tallest
With tops like silky crowns.
Hang little bells all around.
So many lovely flowers
Burst and bloom, shout and sing:
How beautiful the earth is!
How magical is spring!

About the Writer

Veronica Szczygiel

Veronica Szczygiel, Ph.D., is a writer and Director of Online Learning at Fordham University in New York City. She loves to hike and camp with her survivalist husband and their rescue dog Sonia. She gardens with her adopted cat Shadow in her magical urban backyard, bakes bread and fruit tarts, paints landscapes, travels, and reads avidly. Veronica has published in Highlights High Five, FAITH, Radiant, Busted Halo and other multimedia publications. You can find her work on her website,