The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Autumn Evening

Listen to Jacqueline read her poem to some greylag geese.
What a racket! What a din!
The greylag geese are flying in.
Necks outstretched, they circle wide,
Skim low, then to the meadow glide.

About the Writer

Jacqueline Shirtliff

Jacqueline is a primary school teacher on the Isle of Man. She is passionate about instilling a love of poetry and reading in the children she teaches and encouraging them to be writers themselves. She lives with her husband and youngest son in a rose-covered cottage near the sea, and when she's not teaching or writing she enjoys gardening, crochet and playing the tuba and harp, but not all at the same time!