The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Tell it to the Bees

Listen to Carole ...
Honeybee, honeybee on my flower
will you be here in half an hour?

Honeybee, honeybee on the tree
what will you tell your friends about me?

Honeybee, honeybee fuss and buzz
what will you say to the hive about us?

Honeybee, honeybee movement not sound
tells the others where flowers are found

Honeybee, honeybee’s wiggling dance
could have them all flying to Spain or France

Honeybee, honeybee don’t tell them please -
I am a little bit frightened of bees!

About the Writer

Carole Bromley

Carole was born in Middlesbrough in the UK and lives in York. She has had pamphlets and collections published and has also won a number of competitions, including the Bridport, the Yorkshire Open, Torbay, Poetry Space and the Bronte Society Literary Prize. Her poems for children have been published in The Caterpillar, in her collection, Blast Off! and in anthologies from MacMillan and Emma Press. She was the winner of the 2022 Caterpillar Prize. Carole will be tutoring a course on writing poems for children at the Garsdale Retreat in October 2024