DLTK's Crafts for Kids
The Red-Bird

poetry printable

poster/coloring page
(color)   or   (B&W)

by Evaleen Stein

Swept lightly by the south wind
   The elm-leaves softly stirred,
And in their pale green clusters
   There straightway bloomed a bird!

His glossy feathers glistened
   With dyes as richly red
As any tulip flaming
   From out the garden bed.

But ah, unlike the tulips,
   In joyous strain, ere long,
This red-bird flower unfolded
   A heart of golden song!




Try our Bird House Paper Craft (you can make it with red paper) to go with this poem