The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Camping Song

“Diddly diddly diddly deeeee.”
What’s that bird? I want to see.
I creep past the sleeping bump
That then speaks and makes me jump!
“It’s only six, go back to bed.”
“I need to look outside,” I said.
Lying on the groundsheet floor,
I peep through the unzipped door,
And look towards the nearby hedge
That marks the campsite border edge.
A yellow bird is perched right there,
It sees me too but doesn’t care.
Beak tilted skywards, it still calls
The notes I heard through canvas walls,
Which will always be to me,
Diddly diddly diddly deeeee!

About the Writer

Sharon Pinner

Sharon is based in Cambridgeshire and likes to share her passion for the natural world, especially birds, through her writing. She writes both fiction and creative non-fiction as well as poetry. Sharon won the NAWG Winter 2022 Flash Fiction Competition and has been published in various anthologies. She has an MA in Nature and Travel Writing from Bath Spa University.