The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Building my Dreams

In my dreams I can build a castle,
In my dreams I can make a storm,
In my dreams I can hide in burrows,
soft and snug and safe and warm.

In my dreams I can climb a mountain,
In my dreams I can cross the sea,
In my dreams I can grow a rainbow
in new colors just for me.

In my dreams I can fight a dragon,
In my dreams I can sail a cloud,
In my dreams I can eat more ice-cream
than I’ve ever been allowed.

In my dreams I can be a hero,
In my dreams I can save the day,
In my dreams I can choose what happens -
I build dreams in my own way.

About the Writer


Gillian Spiller

Gillian is a poet and children’s author from Scotland, who has spent many years in S-E Asia and the Middle East. She is the author of three picture books, The Blue Sock (2019), Star Sailor (2020) and On The Shelf (2021) (Marshall Cavendish Ltd. (Asia)). Some of her children’s poetry is on the British Council’s LearnEnglishKids website. She also writes poetry as Gillian Craig, with poems published by New Writing Scotland, Orbis and 192 magazine among others.