The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Dark and Stormy Morning

Listen to Ken's poem ... read by JH
The Sun slept late that morning
so the Clouds took their delight
since he did so without warning
after shining through the night,
having basked beneath the Full Moon
in its brilliant, eerie light.

They rained and hailed with Thunder,
casting Lightning Bolts galore,
and were nearly torn asunder
when the Wind began to roar!
This woke the Sun, who then for fun
poured Rainbows on the Shore.

About the Writer

Ken Gosse

Ken prefers using simple language and traditional meter and rhyme in verses with whimsy and humor. First published in The First Literary Review–East in November 2016, his poems are also in Visual Verse, Pure Slush, Home Planet News, and others. Now retired, he and his wife were raised in the Chicago suburbs. They have lived in Mesa, Arizona, over twenty years, usually with several rescue dogs and cats underfoot.