The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Christmas Dream

Fast asleep on a winter’s eve
Fly to a land of make believe

Cross the sea to a magic town
Christmas trees all year round

Whirl through the forest of candy cane
Wave to the children on a steam train

Follow the road to a gingerbread cottage
For a tasty bowl of cinnamon porridge

Hidden amongst the snowy rooftops
Hustle and bustle of Santa’s workshop

Red wooden sleigh with presents piled high
Reindeer soar through the frosty night sky

About the Writer

Josie De Falco

Josie grew up in a large Victorian house full of storytelling and plays with her big Italian/English family. Her inspiration is her children and childhood memories in the Yorkshire Dales, and seaside coast of Filey. Josie is an advocate for encouraging children to explore their imagination through nature and support mental wellbeing. Her childhood nickname is Tinker Bell and a fan of the poems Flower Fairies. Josie’s work has been featured in Parakeet, and forthcoming publication in a nature anthology.