The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Travelling Poem

Listen to Val ...
Let a poem fly.
Fill it up with words of love
And send it to the sky.

Let a poem sail.
In among the ocean waves
Dancing with a whale.

Let a poem run
To chase the wind and catch a dream.
Fill it up with fun.

Set a poem free.
To find its way around the world
For everyone to see!

About the Writer

Val Harris

Val lives near Farnham with a horse and husband and several grandchildren living nearby, who like to mark her poems out of ten. She used to write for adults, but decided she much preferred writing poetry for children, after her debut poem was published online with The Dirigible Balloon in 2021. Since then, several others have appeared on various balloon flights, and she has had poems published in The Caterpillar Magazine, Paperbound Magazine, The Toy Press and Little Thoughts Press. You can find her as Val Poet on Instagram and @dragontripper Val Poet on Twitter.