The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Of Birds and Worms

Worms are pretty early birds,
They jolt awake at six,
They gather round on leaves and branches,
On blades of grass and sticks,
They do sit-ups and dumbbell rows,
Side planks and jumping jacks,
They want to lose those squishy rings,
Instead, they want … six-packs.
To the chagrin of actual birds,
Who like their food quite lax.
Those jacked-up worms with steely abs
Make really chewy snacks.

About the Writer

Carmen Tiderle

Carmen is poet in chief at Funny Rhymes for Funky Times Inc., a copywriter and also Dora and Roman’s mother. She lives in Bucharest but she wrote her many poetry books for children (in Romanian) while travelling to the township of Joyville and the West Pole: Turvy-Topsy, funky rhymes for funny times (also in English), The Township of Joyville, West Pole Stories, The Great Outside, Who put pepper in the sea?, Selfie with the elves, The Glue Factory … poems translated by Victor Ghiga.