article, poetry

National Poetry Month: Caroline Dellosso


Caroline Dellosso may be the youngest poet you’ve never heard of, but you will hear of her one day. She’s eight years old, and she’s started to write poetry. Her dad, author Mike Dellosso, decided to post a couple of her poems on his web site, and we were so impressed with what a good poet she already is that we decided to feature her here for National Poetry Month. Caroline lives with her family in Pennsylvania.

We have two poems by Caroline Dellosso.

                    Me In the Mirror
              My reflection in the mirror
                     Told me one day.
                           “I’ll see you.”
                          And he did.
              One day I walked past him
                      And we both said,
             “Wait, where is my mom?”
                      And finally I said,
         “Oh, she went to the bathroom,
         Lets’ talk about something else.”
                     And he said, “OK.”
        I said, “Let’s talk about you doing
               Everything I do and say.”
                                                                               “No way!”
                                                                            Sigh, oh well.

           Ants in My Pants
       I have ants in my pants,
                  I really do.
    They’re always laying eggs.
         They run in my pants
        And it tickles, because
       I have ants in my pants!
    And the ants aren’t moving
            to different pants.
        My mom doesn’t believe
         I have ants in my pants.
I said, “I never changed my pants,
                                                    That’s why
                                           I have ants in my pants!”

Your Comments

9 Comments so far

  1. Thomas Smith says:

    Wow! She’s already better than most of the poets I know. Great job!!

  2. Shawna Franklin says:

    Wonderful poems Caroline! i can’t wait to see what else you are able to come up with!

  3. Susan Snodgrass says:

    Your poems are just wonderful! You are a very talented young lady and I hope this is only the beginning for you.
    Susan Snodgrass

  4. Deb Moss says:

    Caroline, these are great! I really like “Ants in My Pants.” Keep up the good work.

  5. ben says:

    Great stuff, are you sure she is only eight?? :) Writing must run in the family, her Dad is pretty good himself.

  6. Aunt Beth says:

    Wow! Loved, LOVED, “Me in the Mirror”. Thanks for sharing with all of us, and letting Dad post your poetry.

  7. Love “Ants in My Pants”.

    Keep writing, Caroline! You have a great future.

  8. Carla Gade says:

    What a fantastic job on your poetry, Caroline. Keep writing!


  1. Follow-up to a Little Girl’s Poetry « MIKE DELLOSSO - April 21, 2011

    [...] on the website for National Poetry Month. You can see Caroline’s first publishing credit here. Why not stop by, leave a comment, and encourage a budding [...]

Share with our Community

Post a comment

Take How to Read a Poem

Get the Introduction, the Billy Collins poem, and Chapter 1

How to Read a Poem by Tania Runyan

Free with tweet

Subscribe to our newsletter

Grab the Quote a Day Widget


Poetry for Life? Here's our manifesto on the matter...

Poetry for Life: The 5 Vital Approaches

Help make it happen. Post The 5 Vital Approaches on your site!

Learn to Write Form Poems

Whether or not you end up enjoying the form poem, we've seen the value of building your skills through writing in form.

One reader who explored the villanelle was even featured in Every Day Poems!

How to Write a Ballad

How to Write a Catalog Poem

How to Write a Ghazal

How to Write a Haiku

How to Write an Ode

How to Write a Pantoum

How to Write a Sestina

How to Write a Sonnet

How to Write a Villanelle

They Bring Poetry for Life

Meet our wonderful partners, who bring "poetry for life" to students, teachers, librarians, businesses, employees—to all sorts of people, across the world.

All top
I am

© 2015 . Powered by WordPress.

Daily Edition Theme by WooThemes - Premium WordPress Themes