The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Alicia Loves Asparagus

Listen to Damian read his poem ...
Alicia loves asparagus,
yes she does, she really does.
It passes her oesophagus
and makes her little tummy buzz.

She used to hate asparagus,
but that was many years ago,
till Dr. Panasopoulos
told her it would make her grow.

And now she eats asparagus
whenever mummy cooks it up.
It’s really quite ridiculous
how much she really loves the stuff.

It’s fun to eat asparagus.
Its vitamins will make you glow.
From Ghana to Galapagos,
watch our little children grow.

About the Writer

Damian Balassone

Damian's work has appeared in a variety of Australian and international publications including The New York Times, The Australian, The Canberra Times, First Things, Asses of Parnassus, Snakeskin, Lighten Up and Light. His most recent collection of poems is 'Strange Game in a Strange Land'.