The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Winter Walk

I take a walk
to see the twinkle lights
hat on my head
mittens on hands
the tip of my nose grows
I like the way the lights shimmer
along rooftops
and sparkle
from porch railings
a rainbow of colors
lighting the dark
and warming my heart
on this cold winter night

About the Writer

Claire Taylor

Claire writes for both adult and youth audiences. Her debut picture book, Benjamin's Sad Day, is forthcoming from Golden Fleece Press. Claire is the founding editor of Little Thoughts Press, a quarterly print magazine for and by kids. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, and can be found online at