The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

At Sunrise

Listen to Kathryn ...
A blackbird fidgets on the fence
like a black suited commuter
impatient for the first bus.

The flat clouds glint orange
like brand new pennies, spilling
into the till, ready for change.

The apple tree sways
like a dancer limbering up
for the gala opening.

The sun makes its appearance
like a movie star emerging
from a dark limousine to flash
a golden smile upon the waiting world.

About the Writer

Kathryn Dove

Kathryn writes fiction and poetry for children. She enjoys the alchemy of poetry and seeing how a dash of imagination can transform ordinary life into something surprising and wonderful. She has lived in London and spent a summer working in a small village on the west coast of Scotland. Kathryn now lives with her family in Auckland, New Zealand.