The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

An Ode to the Dirigible

Brave words soar across a cloud-swept sky
Awakening wonder
Love of language
Laughter and tears
Opening hearts
Opening minds
Nurturing a love of poetry in children everywhere

About the Writer

Theresa Gaughan

Theresa is a third-grade teacher living in Knoxville, Tennessee. She is an avid reader and has a very extensive collection of children's books. The first poem she ever shared with others was written in fourth-grade. It was titled, I Have to Pay Attention. Her teacher asked her to make it into a poster that she later displayed in the hallway. Ms. Gaughan has no memory of the lesson that she missed while writing the poem.