The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Back to Front

Listen to Colin read his poem
I thought I’d pull a silly stunt
And put my clothes on back to front,
Then walking backwards down the street,
I’d shock the folk I chanced to meet.
So that’s precisely what I did.
I always was a funny kid!

Picture by Colin West
Picture by Colin West

About the Writer

Colin West

Colin lives in Battle, East Sussex. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration and has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books. His poems have appeared in anthologies by Roger McGough and Julia Donaldson. He now writes purely for his own pleasure and enjoys collecting old books, mainly of poetry.