The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Beyond the City

Past the hustle and bustle
And fuss and fluster
Of stressful streets.

Over the clang and bang
And crash and clunk
Of frantic factories.

Beyond the hoot and toot
And screech and squeal
Of manic motorways.

Lies the whoosh and swoosh
And swirl and sway of the vast,

About the Writer

Julie Anna Douglas

Julie has been writing poems for as long as she can remember and many of them have found homes is beautiful magazines like The Caterpillar, Ladybug and Spider and in poetry collections by The Emma Press and MacMillan Publishing. She particularly enjoys combining poetry and art in workshops for children and her first poetry collection 'Painting Poems' illustrated by Jools Wilson is full of colourful poetry and creative ideas. Her next book is full of poetry maps and will be out soon!