The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Black velvet wings
folded tight,
hanging from tiny feet.
Safely hidden
in rafters, caves,
and hollow trees.
Silently rocking,
gently swaying,
dreaming the day away.
sleeping bat.

About the Writer

Deb Reidy

Deb is a former elementary teacher. When in the classroom, she enjoyed sharing the wonders of poetry with her students. Her work has been published in Cricket and Highlights magazines and the poetry anthology Hop to It. Deb is also the author of two education resource books. Her many years of teaching, as well as her interactions with young family members and neighborhood children, are often inspiration for her poems.