The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Hug for your Head

Listen to the poem ...
A woolly hat is a hug for your head.
It’s a glove for your skull,
fluffy wallpaper for your brain.

A woolly hat is the opposite of snow.
It’s a summer’s glow,
a campfire’s flame.

A woolly hat is a chili pepper for hair.
It’s a roast dinner with a bobble,
a hot chocolate in Spain.

A woolly hat is a duvet on a hike.
It’s a warm bath on your bike,
a friend in the rain.

About the Writer

Carl Burkitt

Carl likes telling tales. He tells long tales, short tales, silly tales, sad tales. He tells them online, behind a mic, in books, in schools, and on the sofa with his young family. His debut kids’ collection, Elephants Sleep in Bunk Beds, was published by Beir Bua in 2021.