The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Clear blue sky,
Balloons float by.

Green one, pink one, yellow too,
Drifting off into the blue.

Sometimes one.
Sometimes none.

Fast and slow,
Watch them go.

Now, you fly
In the clear blue sky.

About the Writer

Jen Wallace

Jen is a writer from Cork, Ireland, who writes both prose and poetry. She is also a children's meditation and mindfulness tutor. Jen was selected for The Raising Voices Fellowship 2022 (administered by Children's Books Ireland) and has read her work at Dublin Book Festival 2022. She was awarded a Bursary by Greywood Arts for 2023. Her work has been published widely, including in The Caterpillar Magazine and she is a children’s book reviewer for Inis Magazine. Her debut children’s book (middle grade) will be published in 2024.