The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Autumn Leaves

Crunching, twirling
Yellow, orange, red leaves tumble
Crunching, twirling
Down and around, rattling, swirling
When the winds of autumn grumble
I dance, too, in leafy scumble
Crunching, twirling

About the Writer

Karla Wendelin

A former educator, Karla is a lover of trees, birds, art museums and animals that smile, all of which inspire her poetry. Her published credits include poems in Jack and Jill, High Five, Tyger Tyger, and Two Truths and a Fib Poetry Anthology, edited by Bridget Magee. She enjoys helping students find their poetic voice and sharing techniques with classroom teachers on her website.